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Springboard has always been a community where emerging franchisors find mentorship. Franchisors rave about the value they receive from vetting their particular problems and opportunities with more experienced franchise friends. Every year, our mentor matchmaking exercises are among the best-attended live sessions.

As we endeavor to deliver Springboard remotely, we believe that the most important element to preserve is the ability for emerging franchisors and seasoned franchise veterans to interact in small groups in order to talk through session content and tackle brand-specific issues on the spot.

So, while we will offer a virtual version of our clinics and breakout sessions, the most important thing to do is register for your “Mentor Pod” as soon as possible. A Mentor Pod is a small independent work group with whom you'll be able to traverse the Springboard event. We will create each pod by pairing franchise leaders with varying levels of experience and areas of expertise. Mentors will reach out in advance to collaborate on the session content most relevant to your circumstance, and then assist you with applying the general principles you learned in session to your actual business, as well as answer questions about the particular circumstances you're facing in the current and future COVID environment.

This is an opportunity for the hundreds of emerging franchisors who have matriculated through our mentoring sessions to get some much needed face-to-face (...or screen-to-screen) attention and direction at no cost.

Since we're waiving the registration fee for all franchisors, it’s important that we can anticipate your participation and deliver the same high touch experience you have grown to expect from Springboard.

This isn’t a money maker for, but rather an opportunity to pay it forward to the emerging franchisors who have the need, but not the resources, to learn best practices for navigating through the pandemic and its accompanying regulations.

Please help us make this event a great success by registering for Springboard event and your Mentor Pod as soon as possible!


We highly recommend Springboard to our clients. Why go at it alone when you can get advice and answers from experienced franchise pros? Springboard can help get your franchise into the winner's circle.

Dan Bish

FranLaunch USA / FranLaunch Capital

What an inspirational, idea-packed and investment-worthy event for anyone involved with emerging (and re-emerging) franchisors. So much collaborative energy, sharing and camaraderie made this the BEST SPRINGBOARD EVER!

Dan Durney

Assisting Hands Home Care

This event brings together some of the best minds in the franchise category with a willingness to share their triumphs and tragedies in their careers. Often, it's easy to fall into a trap as an emerging brand. The sharing of "here is what I learned when I was an emerging brand" can mean the difference between failure and success.

Greg Sausaman

Topper's Craft Creamery

This event is a must for all emerging and re-emerging brands. Come learn from those that have been there and done it before so you fully understand the franchise journey.

Barry Falcon

iFranchise Group

Always a great event and I believe it is extremely valuable for an emerging franchise. The best way for an emerging franchisor to really get valuable info is through networking with other franchisors who have been around a while.

Gary Findley


I don't know why I put off going for so long. Loved the conference and learned a lot!

Matthew Hunt

Hard Exercise Works (HEW®)

I would recommend this event to anyone in franchising. If you're just starting out, there is a LOT of great content on a wide variety of topics. If you've been in franchising for a while, this event is great for networking and learning about changes in franchising.

Denise Radcliff


The Springboard Event in Philadelphia is hands-down the best resource in franchising. Whether you're a franchisee, a franchisor, an emerging brand, or one that's been around for 50 years, you'll learn something new at every turn.

Bob McQuillan

Hand & Stone

Fantastic event...content, staff and networking was amazing. Terrific value.

Steve Collette

3rd Degree Training / Actual Nutrition

This was my first year attending and it will not be my last! The content was great, the attendees were awesome and there were many opportunities to network. There was such great energy throughout the entire conference.

Gabriella Ferrara

PwC FranSuite

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