Springboard Enterprises

MW 2005

Midwest 2005

 About Midwest: 2005

Co-hosted by Springboard Enterprises and Northwestern University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs in Technology, the Springboard: Midwest 2005 program featured 11 of the most promising high-growth, women-led companies from the the Midwest. The Forum was held on September 28, 2005 at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL showcasing the entrepreneurs before an audience of the area’s top corporate, angel, and venture investors.


Forum Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Edward J. Condon, Jr., Paradigm Capital Ltd.

  • Bob Geras, LaSalle Investments

  • Misty Gruber, Dykema Gossett

  • Kathleen Swan, Dykema Gossett

Members

  • Allegra Biery, The Northern Trust Company

  • Beth Blom, National City Bank

  • Karen Buckner, MK Capital

  • Ellen Carnahanm, William Blair Capital Partners

  • Candice Cherwin, Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Tom Churchwell, ARCH Development Partners LLC

  • Michelle Collins, Svoboda, Collins LLC

  • Aimee Daniels, CapX Partners

  • Linda Darragh, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

  • Leslie Davis, SB Partners/Shorebank Capital

  • Hillary Ebach, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Venita Fields, Smith Whiley & Company

  • Lauren Flanagan, SCIO Corp

  • Sharon Flanagan, McKinsey & Company

  • Lisa Flashner, New World Ventures

  • Siobhan Flynn, The Northern Trust Company

  • Deborah Gersh, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

  • Annette Gilchrist, CueBiotech

  • Deborah Gordon, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Karen Harris, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Chris Hemans, City of Chicago

  • Kathryn Hyer, Illinois Ventures

  • Karen Kurek, RSM McGladrey, Inc.

  • Kristi Lafleur, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Development

  • Jeffrey Lampe, Gazelle TechVentures

  • Stephanie Marcucci, University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship

  • Bret Maxwell, MK Capital

  • Judith Meyer, Portage Venture Partners, LLC

  • Lorraine Miller, Plante & Moran

  • Maura O’Hara, Illinois Venture Capital Association

  • Kirsten Osolind, Reinvention, Inc.

  • Tom Parkinson, Hopewell Ventures

  • Laura Pearl, Frontenac Company

  • Danny Rosenberg, Sterling Venture Partners

  • Ellen Rudnick, University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship

  • Bill Sutter, Hopewell Ventures

  • Margaret Unetich, Chicago Community Ventures

  • Maryann Waryjas, Katten Muchin Rosenmann LLP

  • David Wilhelm, Hopewell Ventures