SPRINGBOARD is a unique program for start-ups which provides early stage entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and resources to build and scale successful investable ventures


Program Includes:

  • 6 educational workshops

  • 3 coaching sessions

  • One-on-one coaching opportunities

  • Pitching practices and access to mentors

  • Opportunity to pitch at Demo Day in Dec 2016

The Program is geared at start-ups with:

  • An innovative business concept

  • A proven, scalable business model

  • At least two members

  • Interest in raising capital to launch or scale

What you'll learn:

  • How to pitch your business to investors

  • Financials for startups

  • Due diligence, term sheets, and negotiations

  • Start-up governance and boards

  • Exit strategies for startups


Lead Instructor

Troy Knauss
Vice Chairman, Angel Resource Institute

Partner in a number of Angel funds and networks investing in high-growth and turnaround companies. Over 20 years of experience in family, growth, and startup businesses.


Susan Preston
Trustee, Angel Resource Institute

World-recognized expert in angel financing and angel organizations. Currently a general partner for the CalCEF Clean Energy Fund, focused on seed and startup stage investments in clean energy technology.



Program Partners