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SDSI: Springboard Applications Now Open

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San Diego Sport Innovators (SDSI), the non-profit business organization dedicated to supporting the growth of Sports and Active Lifestyle (SAL) businesses in San Diego, is now accepting applications for their highly successful business accelerator program SDSI Springboard, sponsored by K2 Insurance Services.

SDSI Springboard is a 20-week intensive, mentor driven program that pairs successful executives and seasoned entrepreneurs - from companies like Callaway Golf, Road Runner Sports, and Competitor Group – with growing companies to create and strengthen plans for growth and scale.

“Springboard continues to be a point of pride for SDSI,” says Bill Walton, SDSI Executive Chairman. “In less than 10 years, we have helped to build 70 different companies, those companies have raised more than $50 million in business-building capital and have created nearly 450 real jobs here in San Diego, all with the help of thousands of volunteer hours from top business executives in San Diego.”

SDSI Springboard is open to SAL companies of all sizes who are facing significant milestones like: launching a new product, starting a new business, shifting their business model, preparing to raise capital or working through a significant growth phase.

“The SDSI Springboard program establishes San Diego as THE place to be if you want to grow your business in the sports and active lifestyle industry. I'm infinitely grateful for all I've learned- the program far exceeded my expectations.” - Elizabeth Skwiot, Founder, Cirque-It Fitness

Those interested can apply for free at through Monday, February 12th. SDSI Membership is required upon acceptance into the program. To learn more about becoming a mentor, industry executives can contact Dana Rowley at

About SDSI  
Creating jobs and making connections is what we do.  We are a not-for-profit organization with the mission of establishing San Diego as the home of Sports and Active Lifestyle Industry (SAL).  By fostering innovation, providing business mentorship for growing companies and building powerful cross-vertical networks we serve leading sports and technology brands.   Working with Executive Chairman and NBA great Bill Walton, our 105-company membership represents the “San Diego Lifestyle” and encompasses, nutrition, yoga, surf, skate, cycling, golf and more.  We focus on relevant and actionable C-level content that benefits our member companies, as well as running our award winning SDSI Springboard business accelerator program.  For more information, visit




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