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At least $600,000 in prizes with multiple winners up to $25,000

Springboard is not a winner-take-all competition. We expect dozens of organizations to win $5,000 to $25,000. That’s how we’re spreading the wealth to grow the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Few usage restrictions.

If you’re selected as a Springboard winner, you’ll get up to $25,000 in funding. We don’t ask for any equity in your organization, and it’s not a grant with time-consuming reporting requirements. You can use the cash prizes for nearly anything that helps you (or your audience) be more innovative and grow—we simply ask that you let us share your success story, and that winners participate in celebrating our regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We’re here to give you a check—and then get out of the way

Prize details

Applicants can apply for one prize round only. Prize awards range from $5,000 up to $25,000. 

There will be approximately 8-10 winners in each of the three rounds with an average award of $20,000. We anticipate at least $600,000 being awarded in year 1. 

Each awardee will receive 75% of the grant up front to implement their initiative and 25% at the completion of the agreed upon scope of work. 

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