Media release: BOARD APPOINTMENTS STRENGTHEN FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AUSTRALIA’S leading organisation for female entrepreneurship, SBE Australia, today announced the appointments of Kara Frederick and Iain Dixon as new Independent Board Directors, effective immediately.

The appointments follow the addition of Kerri Lee Sinclair as Chair in April, in a further strengthening of the organisation’s strategic oversight and corporate governance capability.

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MEDIA RELEASE: LaunchVic to support SBE Australia expand new Life Sciences program in Melbourne

SBE Australia, is pleased to announce it will expand its world-class programs, to include life sciences focused content in Melbourne, thanks to support from LaunchVic under its Round 4 Global Accelerator Funding.  SBE Australia’s licensed Life Sciences Springboard Enterprises Accelerator and its broader, earlier stage E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate program, for women founders and business leaders, are now open for expressions of interest or enrolment nationally.

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The entrepreneurial journey - myths, misconceptions and the ultimate reward

The entrepreneurial journey - myths, misconceptions and the ultimate reward

SBE Australia’s General Manager, Julie Demsey, addresses some common myths around what it takes to grow a successful company and what it means to be a successful entrepreneur.

From knowing everything to overnight successes, and exponential growth benchmarks to working 24/7, she breaks down the misconceptions and saves the best for last. Julie finishes by shining a light on the one notion about the entrepreneurial journey that should be talked about more often… challenging and rewarding, there is nothing quite like running your own business.

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Angel investor's advice for female start-up CEOs

Angel investor's advice for female start-up CEOs

Five years ago, Sydney-based entrepreneur and angel investor Topaz Conway helped convince Kay Koplovitz to bring Springboard Enterprises’ program to Australia to help female tech entrepreneurs in Australia scale their businesses.

Having started out with startups in Seattle, Topaz saw an opportunity for a program like Springboard in Australia.

Topaz has these tips for women pitching to investors to scale or grow their company.

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SBE Australia’s E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate program joins the thriving Melbourne start-up scene

SBE Australia’s E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate program joins the thriving Melbourne start-up scene

Australia is riding an exciting start-up wave and the Melbourne entrepreneur ecosystem is at the forefront, supporting and driving its local founders and their start-ups.

SBE Australia's Kerri Lee Sinclair said there had never been a better time to launch a business in Victoria.

“The Melbourne start-up ecosystem is thriving, growing, and really strongly supported by government, investors, influencers, and industry,” Kerri Lee said.

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Introducing the 2017 E3 (Empower, Evolve, Escalate) program cohort

Introducing the 2017 E3 (Empower, Evolve, Escalate) program cohort

We are so pleased to introduce the first ever graduated cohort from our E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate program for early stage female-led tech start-ups.

“It has been so exciting to see how far these women have come over the course of the 8 week program, how much work they have put in, and how their businesses have progressed,” Julie Demsey, SBE Australia GM.

Congratulations to our Founders!

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Own your right to be here, expect hard work, explore your network… advice from a CEO and co-founder

Own your right to be here, expect hard work, explore your network… advice from a CEO and co-founder

Deborah Noller is the CEO and co-founder of Switch Automation. Switch began in Sydney in 2005 and has since expanded its presence to include five offices in four countries.

Deb was also one of the eight women in the first intake for the Australian chapter of Springboard Enterprises Accelerator program in 2013.

With more than 20 years’ experience in business and tech, Deb has seen a lot of changes. When she started out in business, Deb said there were no networks for any start-up entrepreneurs at all, let alone women.

Read Deb's advice for founders here .... expect hard work, explore your network, never take your eye of revenue and more. 

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