Springboard has evolved into a full time 13 week bootcamp accelerator programme based in ideaSpace within the Cambridge University. This new format has been funded by a syndicate of angel investors that includes NESTA and will be managed by Jon Bradford, the founder of The Difference Engine.
Springboard will adopt a model comparable to Y Combinator and TechStars. It will provide £5,000 per founder (to a maximum of three founders) for 6% of the business with intensive mentoring and support throughout the bootcamp from over 50 accomplished mentors including experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The programme ends with the teams presenting their business to venture capitalists and angel investors at an Investor Day.
As of February 2013, Springboard has joined forces with TechStars and became TechStars London.
|Oct, 2015||iChefin||undisclosed amount / Seed||—|
|Sep, 2015||VIVO Healthcare||undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)||—|
|Sep, 2012||GetLikeminds||$71k / Seed||—|
|Apr, 2012||The Backscratchers||£15k / Seed||—|
|Apr, 2012||Hassle.com||$23k / Seed||—|
|Apr, 2012||Knodium||$35k / Seed||—|
|Jun, 2011||Publification Ltd||$20k / Seed||—|
|May, 2011||Adwings||£15k / Venture (Lead)||—|
|Apr 12, 2016||Techstars - Applications Now Open for the Metro Accelerator in Berlin|
|Feb 19, 2016||Edukwest - IK12/YC Merger – Investor Perspective|
|Dec 30, 2015||PRNewswire All - Springboard Pioneering Conscious Capitalism with Healthcare-Exclusive Crowdfunding Platform|
|Dec 17, 2015||StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: December 17, 2015|
|Dec 17, 2015||TechCrunch - Springboard Raises $1.7M For Its Mentor-Based Approach To Online Learning|
|Nov 24, 2015||Crowdfund Insider - Crowdnetic Founder & CEO Luan Cox: New Partnerships, Women in Fintech & Market Data Transparency|
|Oct 28, 2015||Tech City News - Former Techstars MD Jon Bradford joins board at Central Working|
|Aug 16, 2015||TechCrunch - Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here|
Seedcamp is a First Round Fund, investing in pre-seed and seed stage startups, backing ambitious Founders.
Techstars is a startup accelerator that provides mentorship-driven seed-stage investment services for technology-oriented companies.
Y Combinator is a startup accelerator based in Mountain View, CA.
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