Thursday, July 30th, 2015

DNA Guardian is excited to announce the selection of Co-Founder & Managing Director, Tania Jolley, as one of only 10 Australian female business leaders invited to enter the internationally acclaimed Springboard Enterprises (SBE) Australian Accelerator program.

Jolley’s ground breaking DNA criminal marking technology marks and tags criminals at armed robberies to create an irrefutable forensic link between the criminal and the crime scene. Highly praised by Australia’s police forces and widely feared by criminals, this Adelaide based innovation works as a major deterrent in preventing crime. This world class technology has been widely adopted across Australia, but this innovative business also has aspirations to grow globally.

Based in the US, Springboard is a highly-vetted global network of innovators, investors, industry experts and influencers dedicated to building high-growth technology-oriented women-led business.

SBE Australia provides an ecosystem that maximises opportunities for women to make high-value contributions to Australia’s innovation and economic growth, with their Accelerator program one of the few nationally-offered programs in the country.

This year’s intake kicks off with a two-day bootcamp-style forum where they meet advisors from Springboard Enterprises’ US and Australian networks, with the aim of profiling their investment credentials while gaining critical international connections. 

“I am proud to be the first South Australian woman to enter this program and represent our state," says Jolley. "Being selected into the SBE program and introducing DNA to valuable global connections helps South Australia to be recognised as a thriving hub for innovative start-ups.” 

The Australian program this year features women from technology and life sciences sectors, united in their ambition to drive strong growth for their business and expand into international markets.

SBE’s Accelerator program was launched in Australia in 2013 and has since supported 16 businesses across the country. SBE Australia Chair, Topaz Conway, said this year’s cohort comprised women leaders who were making strong progress commercially and innovation-wise.

“It’s an extremely impressive group of individuals, all of whom have established themselves with disruptive propositions across the financial services technology, digital media, eHealth and biotech sectors,” said Ms Conway.

Jolley’s selection into the program follows on her success as a winner in last year’s Women in Innovation Awards and DNA’s 2013 recognition as Coolest Company in Australia (Micro) by Anthill Magazine.

For Springboard, contact: Liza Noonan, General Manager, 0481 005 344


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DNA Security Solutions is an innovative provider of security systems employing unique forensic identification of alleged perpetrators with a range of security equipment, appropriate for business, personal and vehicle protection. The company’s equipment utilises non-toxic and harmless solutions encoded with unique DNA material which can be matched to specific situations, increasing the likelihood of conviction rates. Use of these products has found DNA styled perpetrator marking products highly effective both as a deterrent and as a tool to easier identification and conviction of criminals. DNA Security Solutions is the first company to introduce the technology into Australia and the technology is quickly being adopted as best practice OH&S and providing the highest Duty of care for employees.

Andrew Taft
P: 0414 456 626


women entrepreneurs, women in technology, Springboard, DNA, crime prevention




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