E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate

Our E3 program is designed specifically for female entrepreneurs, ready and wanting to take the next leap towards growth. If you've got a promising tech business, this program is for you!  

What's Unique about E3?

Having successfully run the Springboard Enterprises Australia Accelerator for the last 5 years, we understand the challenges you face and what female founders need to grow a successful, sustainable tech business and our track record speaks for itself.

Our E3 program is designed as a hands-on learning experience by our network of industry leaders. Throughout the program, you will uncover powerful strategies and gain valuable connections working alongside other female founders who are sharing your challenges, and who are at a similar stage of growth.

With E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate - you will gain:

  • Confidence, knowing that your business foundations are strong;
  • Hands-on training in the key disciplines needed for sustained startup success;
  • Strategies to overcome challenges specific to your stage of growth;
  • Tools to develop and test customer, product and marketing strategies;
  • Connections with our influential industry networks;
  • Stronger foundations in finance, technology, pitching and more.

Applications are currently closed. Express Your Interest now to be notified of our 2018 E3 programs.



Your tech startup is up and running, but there’s still so much you feel you need to give your business the best foundations for growth and future success.

We want to nurture your talent and, with E3, you too can benefit from our proven methods of support and guidance, and gain access to our influential network—all of which have made our programs such a success. The top E3 graduate will go through to the regional interviews for the Springboard Enterprises Australia Accelerator Program.


This is an 8-week course, one night a week. We'll take you through the fundamentals of customer acquisition, marketing, product development, technology, legals and financials, we will empower you with the key building blocks and disciplines needed to make your business sustainable, and attractive to both customers and future investors.

Our aim is to help build stronger female-led tech companies, by giving female founders and leaders the right knowledge, tools and support to flourish in a welcoming environment of like-minded people.


By the end of E3, your company will be pitch ready, and you'll have the insights, skills and confidence to help you grow and scale.

Plus, all program participants will receive US$10K AWS Activate Startup Credits valid for up to 2 years.


Application are currently closed. Express your interest for our 2018 programs here!

Apply Now

Applications are currently closed for our Sydney and Melbourne E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate program. Complete our EOI and we'll be in touch with our E3 programs for 2018. 

See FAQ's for more information on E3.


Express your Interest now for 2018.

Course Outline

Here's a brief overview of our 8-week E3 program:

Week 1 - You and Your Company
Week 2 - Your Customer & Market Opportunity
Week 3 - Your Value Proposition
Week 4 - Your Product / Technology
Week 5 - Your Business Case
Week 6 - Your Team
Week 7 - Your Equity
Week 8 - Your Investor Pitch

Thanks to our E3 Partners


This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.