Life Cell accelerates with Springboard program
Marine safety company joins Springboard program for women in business.
Life Cell Marine Safety CEO, Jenny Aiken (pictured), has been chosen to represent the company on the Springboard Enterprises Accelerator Program in Australia.
According to Springboard, the accelerator program is a community of innovators, influencers and investors that help female entrepreneurs build technology-focused companies.
The program is supported by both Australian and US experts and is aimed at women-led businesses seeking equity investments and strategic partnerships for growth. Since 2000, it has helped over 642 women-led companies grow by leveraging its global peer network of experts.
Life Cell Marine Safety is one of ten women-led companies which will take part in the 2017 Springboard program. The companies will join the Springboard Portfolio and the women who lead them will become part of Springboard’s Global Expert Network, accessing resources and expertise to help them globalise, scale and increase their visibility in the market.
The intensive program includes a boot camp designed to maximise insights into the business and a personal advisory team directly relevant to the company’s needs, sector and stage. The program also includes access to networks that connect the business to entrepreneurs, investors, sector experts and trusted business advisors.
“Taking a new innovative product from an idea to an international marketplace is not an easy task, which is probably why many people fail to achieve their goals,” said Jenny Aiken.
“Being able to prepare your business for investment and attract capital is essential to success. Springboard is designed to help our company, Life Cell Marine Safety, to prepare for and attract this investment to ensure future growth.
“I feel very privileged to have been chosen as part of the 2017 cohort and I think Springboard’s support in helping women in business, to think big and achieve their goals, is invaluable.”