To our Springboard Mentors, entrepreneurship is a way of life. To some of them, entrepreneurship is the original Action Sport, complete with a steep learning curve, brutal slams, and yelps of utter elation when the plan comes together and that first sale comes cha-chinging in.
Scroll through our Mentors below and you'll see that SDSI Springboard offers the single best value for start-ups in Southern California. Where else can you harness 500 years of entrepreneurial know-how for $1000?! For those of us who weren't lucky enough to have an aunt or uncle who has risen to the top and become a captain of industry, SDSI Springboard offers a champagne-caliber jumpstart on a beer budget. (We won't even make you call us "Uncle"!)
Finding a Mentor with the skill set and specialty you need most has never been easier. And all of these entrepreneurs volunteer their very valuable time because they love to help young entrepreneurs help hit their targets and their dreams. They are all veritable experts in their fields and the list includes a former President of Calvin Klein, a co-founder of Naked Juice, and a former VP of Sales and Marketing for TaylorMade Golf—to name but a few.
Upon acceptance into the springboard program, each company is matched with a business advisor, a marketing/ branding domain expert and a financial domain expert. Additional domain experts can be added based on each company's individual needs.