San Diego Sport Innovators (SDSI), a nonprofit business development organization for the sports and active lifestyle industry (SAL), is now accepting applications to its business accelerator program, SDSI Springboard, the nonprofit said.
“SDSI Springboard is a four-month, intensive mentoring process dedicated to fostering the next generation of SAL companies into sustainable and scalable businesses,” said Renne Catalano Gussman, SDSI’s program director. “The program is open to SAL companies of all sizes who are facing significant milestones such as: launching a new product, starting a new business, shifting a business model, preparing to raise capital or working through a significant growth phase.”
According to SDSI, there is no cost to apply. Upon acceptance into SDSI Springboard, SDSI membership is required in order to participate. Membership for SDSI Springboard participants is $1,000 and includes a year membership to SDSI and 20 weeks of mentoring via SDSI Springboard.
SDSI Springboard is accepting application through June 26. For more information and forms, visit: http://www.sdsportinnovators.org/springboard-application/
According to Solana Beach-based SDSI, since its beginning in 2009 through 2015, the SDSI Springboard has graduated 61 companies. Graduates have raised $47.5 million in capital funding, have helped add 215 jobs to the sector and 89 percent of the participants are still in business. SDSI represents over 90 SAL companies.