The Springboard Project
Springboard invites designers from across Australia to take up an opportunity to boost their entrepreneurial capabilities via a structured creative entrepreneur-mentoring program. Springboard provides a catalyst to encourage small creative businesses to invest in their own future through strategic workshops, counselling sessions, and an online community portal. Springboard celebrates the benefits of collaboration, enabling design businesses to evolve and transform through a planned business model.
As a national program anchored within an online media context, Springboard aims to work between key institutions and existing initiatives to enable the country’s most promising designers to create a competitive edge, and develop new markets at home and abroad. Springboard is an Australian Design Unit project – a joint venture between Parcel and Studio Propeller. It is supported by the Australia Council, and is an Australian Government funded initiative under the Building Entrepreneurship in Small Business program.