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Applications are now open for AllThingsMedia: 2010.
Springboard Enterprises is hosting the AllThingsMedia: 2010 venture capital forum to showcase “investment-ready, high-growth media companies led by women in emerging media and entertainment - including television, radio, print, digital media, mobile, video games, search, social networking, e-commerce, online advertising, outdoor, animation, software and other innovations across the entire media space.”
AllThingsMedia: 2010 has three main components: recruitment and qualification, coaching, and connections.
1. Recruitment and Qualification
Key Dates: Applications Open May 25th
During the recruitment and qualification period, emerging growth companies in the media sector are recruited internationally. Recruitment begins in February with assistance from our international stakeholder network and supporting organizations that have extensive sector expertise and connections. Our invitation-only committee of leading sector investors conducts a rigorous three-round review including: an online application review, business plan review, and in-person interviews, to qualify a selected group of the most promising companies.
Key Dates: Bootcamp at Bloomberg Headquarters: August 31 / Coaching Sessions in September and October.
In August, selected companies will attend an intensive entrepreneur Bootcamp session at Blooomberg Headquarters in New York City. Companies have access to Springboard’s professional presentation coaches, and are assigned a team of hand-picked experts to assist them in refining their investor presentations. The coaching process includes: web conference calls, ongoing feedback from the team via in-person meetings, email and phone, and an in-person panel review midway through the program – the “Walk Through” – where each company will deliver their refined presentation. At the end of the coaching process, final company presentations are video- and/or audio-taped for additional promotion and exposure.
Key Dates: October 20: AllThingsMedia: 2010 Forum and 4th Annual Winners’ Circle Dinner.
In addition to the contacts made between the selected companies, their coaches, and the investor screening committee, Springboard actively promotes and facilitates connections between the companies, Springboard alumnae entrepreneurs, active investors, strategic partners, service providers, our international network of trusted business advisors and the press
You can watch a video and read an article about AllThingsMedia: 2008.
Have you participated in a Springboard or other venture event for women? How was it?
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