The Lab was co-founded by Springboard Enterprises and The Partnership Fund for New York City

Producing Partner


Springboard Enterprises is a US-based venture-catalyst and 501(c)3 organization that accelerates the growth of entrepreneurial companies (led by women) through access to essential resources and a global community of experts. Springboard is the leading network of influencers, investors, and innovators dedicated to building high-growth, women-led companies.

Since 2000, over 760 Springboard portfolio companies have raised $9.5 billion, created tens of thousands of new jobs, and generated billions of dollars in annual revenues. With 190 exits to strategic acquirers and 19 IPOs, Springboard entrepreneurs are transforming industries.



The Partnership Fund for New York City is the $150 million investment arm of the Partnership for New York City, New York’s leading business organization. The Fund’s mission is to engage the City’s business leaders to identify and support promising NYC-based entrepreneurs – in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors – to create jobs, spur new business and expand opportunities for New Yorkers to participate in the City’s economy. As an “evergreen” fund, its realized gains are continuously reinvested. The Partnership Fund Board is led by Co-Chairmen Charles R. Kaye and Tarek Sherif.  Maria Gotsch, President and CEO, leads the team.