Springboard Enterprises

MA 2000

mid-atlantic 2000


About Mid-Atlantic: 2000

Co-hosted by Springboard Enterprises, the National Women’s Business Council, the Morino Institute, the Women’s Growth Capital Fund and America Online, the Springboard: Mid-Atlantic 2000 program featured 44 of the most promising high-growth, women-led companies in e-commerce, technology, and life sciences. The Forum was held on July 11-12, 2000 at the America Online headquarters in Dulles, VA, showcasing the entrepreneurs before an audience of the area’s top corporate, angel, and venture investors.

Supporting Organizations:

Forum Committees

Recruiting Committee:

  • Gina Dubbé, Steve Walker & Associates

  • Suzanne King, New Enterprise Associates

  • Jonathan Shames, Ernst & Young

Screening Committee:

  • Wendee Kanarek, Women’s Growth Capital Fund

  • Charles Ross, Telecommunications Development Fund

  • Rob Stein, Women’s Growth Capital Fund

  • April Young, Imperial Bank

Coaching Committee:

  • Shawn Beckerman, Silicon Valley Bank

  • Nancy Killefer, McKinsey & Co.

  • John May, New Vantage Partners

  • Nancy Spangler, Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe LLP

Marketing Committee:

  • Chuck Lyons, Post-Newsweek Business Information, Inc.

  • Marie-Louise Murville, Lazard Technology Partners

  • Jane-Scott Cantus, Christian & Timbers

Bootcamp Committee:

  • Shirley Edwards, Arthur Andersen

  • Penny Pickett, Telecommunications Development Fund

  • Tom Weithman, Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology

Program Committee:

  • Rosel Halle, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Sue Molina, Deloitte & Touche

  • Roy Morris, MIT Enterprise Forum

Forum Committee

  • Anne Armstrong, Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology

  • Marc Benson, Mid-Atlantic Venture Fund

  • Dyan Brasington, MD High Technology Council

  • John Burton, Updata Capital, Inc.

  • Tony Buzzelli, Deloitte & Touche

  • Sheila Clark, America Online, Inc.

  • Trish Costello, Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Mike Devine, Arthur Andersen

  • Mark Esposito, NASDAQ

  • Harry Glazer, Greenberg Traurig

  • Cal Hackeman, Grant Thornton

  • Veronica Haggert, Motorola Ventures

  • John Hurley, Morino Institute/MAVA

  • Beverly Keil, Post-Newsweek Business Information

  • Bobbie Kilberg, Northern Virginia Tech Council

  • Nancy Killefer, McKinsey & Co.

  • Barbara Krumsiek, Calvert Group

  • Rudolph Lamone, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Debra Lee, BET Holdings, Inc.

  • Ginger Lew, Telecommunications Development Fund

  • Art Marks, New Enterprise Associates

  • John May, New Vantage Partners

  • Mario Morino, Morino Institute

  • George Otchere, SAIC

  • Linda Powers, Toucan Capital Corporation

  • Gene Riechers, Friedman Billings Ramsey

  • Lou Scanlan, UUcom

  • Mike Selfridge, Silicon Valley Bank

  • Jonathan Shames, Ernst & Young

  • Deborah Shore, First Union Corp.

  • John Sidgmore, UUNET

  • Phillip Singerman, MD TEDCO

  • Esther Smith, The Poretz Group

  • Nancy Spangler, Piper Marbury Rudnick Wolfe LLP

  • Joan Sweeney, Allied Capital Corp.

  • Steve Walker, Steve Walker & Associates

  • Mark Warner, Columbia Capital Corp.

  • Jay Young, D.C. Technology Council

  • April Young, Imperial Bank

  • Debra Diamond, Debra Diamond and Associates

  • Penny Lewandowski, Greater Baltimore Technology Council

  • RoseAnn Rosenthal, Ben Franklin Technology Partners

  • Jerry Johnson, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

  • Erskine Bowles, Forstmann Little

  • Monica Doss, Council for Entrepreneurial Development

  • Palmer Garson, Jefferson Capital Partners 



Partner Sponsors:

Forum Supporters:

Contributing Sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors:

  • Great Ideas Radio

  • i2works, Inc.

  • The Ideas Group

  • MarkeTek

  • Merritt Group, Inc.

Venture Partners