Aon launches its Inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence program selecting innovative companies with strategic business alignment.
Switch Automation, an enterprise building operations platform, today announced their selection in Aon’s inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program.
The Aon EIR is a new innovation in partnership with Springboard Enterprises, a leading entrepreneurial expert network dedicated to supporting high-growth women-led businesses. Aon selects EIR companies from within Springboard’s portfolio and provides them with the opportunity to accelerate product and business development by leveraging insights, support and expertise available through Aon for a one year period.
“We are extremely excited to be part of this program and to leverage the breadth and experience of the Aon organisation to assist Switch in our global growth strategy,” said Deborah Noller, CEO of Switch Automation. “Aon are seeking EIR companies that have a strong alignment with their own business and Switch fits very neatly. As buildings and building systems become more sophisticated and more connected, they also become more susceptible to cyber risk. Switch and Aon have a mutual interest in this area and also in seeing portfolio owners adopt improved levels of building and operations management. Both companies see the potential to deliver business opportunities to each other, so it is a mutually beneficial and collaborative relationship. We are grateful for the ongoing support provided by the Springboard network–they were instrumental in connecting us with Aon.”
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world’s best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon.
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About Springboard Enterprises
Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where influencers, investors and innovators meet to help women build ‘big businesses starting small’. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking equity capital for product development and expansion. Since 2000, Over 550 women-led companies have participated in Springboard’s accelerator programs; raising more than $6.5 billion, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, and generating billions in annual revenues. Eleven Springboard companies have listed on public exchanges and many are now revenue-generating partners or acquired entities of Fortune 500 corporations.
About Switch Automation
Switch Automation delivers Enterprise Operations and Portfolio Management via the cloud. The Switch Platform is used by its customers for data acquisition, visualization, monitoring and control of large portfolios of buildings spread across the globe. The Platform provides superior visualization into building performance for identification and action on efficiency improvements and cost saving. A market-leading provider of building automation and energy management software for commercial, industrial and residential properties, with projects in the US, Australia, Asia and Europe, Switch leads the field in delivering its “software-as-a-service” (SaaS) platform through a flexible and scalable cloud-based global framework, powered by the Microsoft Azure infrastructure. Switch Automation has offices in Sydney, Australia, Seattle, Washington, San Francisco, California and in Manila, Philippines.
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