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No time? No problem.

We know you’re busy, so we’ve made applying to Springboard as easy as possible. We also want to get you funding as soon as we can. And, we’re providing three chances to apply!

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted online. If you prefer to mail in your application, you can download a PDF version here.

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Three rounds of winners

We’ll be picking three sets of winners—one set in June, another in August, and a third set in October.

Which round should I apply to?

You can apply to any of the rounds, but you can only apply once per year. We recommend applying whenever you think your business pitch or idea is ready to share.

Deadlines and other important dates

Applications Due
April 26, 2024
Judges review applications and interview finalists
May
Winners announced at event
June 24, 2024 (Rochester event)
Winners featured in Springboard Stories
Beginning in July
Applications Due
June 21, 2024
Judges review applications and interview finalists
July
Winners announced at event
August 22, 2024 (Buffalo event)
Winners featured in Springboard Stories
Beginning in September
Applications Due
August 23, 2024
Judges review applications and interview finalists
September
Winners announced at event
October 23, 2024 (Olean event)
Winners featured in Springboard Stories
Beginning in November

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