Springboard Enterprises

NE 2002

new england 2002

 About New England: 2002

Co-hosted by Springboard Enterprises and the Center for Women & Enterprise, the Springboard: New England 2002 program featured 20 of the most promising high-growth, women-led companies in technology and life sciences from the New England and New York areas. The Forum was held on November 22, 2002 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, showcasing the entrepreneurs before an audience of the area’s top corporate, angel, and venture investors.

Forum Committees

Recruiting Committee


  • Asa Ahlberg, IDG Ventures

  • Alex Finkelstein, Grandbanks Capital

  • Clark Waterfall, Boston Search Group

Sponsorship Committee


  • Mary Fitzpatrick, General Electric

Screening Committee


  • Karin Gregory, Dover Medical Ventures

  • Jeremy Perisho, Deloitte & Touche

Coaching Committee


  • Joe Caruso, Bantam Group

Forum Committee


  • Ken Morse, MIT Entrepreneurship Center

  • Pamela Lenehan, Ridge Hill Consulting

Forum Committee Members:

  • Asa Ahlberg, IDG Ventures

  • Elizabeth Ames

  • Joseph Caruso, Bantam Group

  • Joe Casey, Venrock Associates

  • Thomas Claflin, Claflin Capital Management

  • Dan Coleman, Fleet Development Ventures

  • Susan Danish, Babson Center for Women’s Leadership

  • Linda DeRenzo, Testa, Hurwitz & Thiebault LLP

  • Daphne Dufresne, Weston Presidio Capital

  • Janet Dunlap, Goodwin Procter LLP

  • Athena Edmonds, Zoe Capital

  • Kathy Elliott, 8 Wings Ventures

  • Alex Finkelstein, Grand Banks Capital

  • Mary Fitzpatrick, General Electric

  • Michael Greeley, IDG Ventures

  • Karin Gregory, Dover Medical Ventures

  • Myra Hart, Harvard Business School

  • Maia Heymann, BancBoston Ventures

  • Marcia Hooper, Castile Ventures

  • Don Jeffrey, Grant Thornton

  • Joanna Lau, Lau Technologies

  • Lucinda Linde, First Light Capital

  • Susan Loconto Penta, MIDIOR Consulting

  • Lore Harp McGovern, LHM Ventures

  • Amy Millman, Springboard Enterprises

  • Michael Olivieri, Boston Business Journal

  • Susan Loconto Penta, Midior

  • Jeremy Perisho, Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • Jill Preotle

  • Jasmin Rodriguez, Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Ellen Roy

  • Andrea Silbert, Center for Women & Enterprise

  • Susan Hunt Stevens, Boston Globe

  • Clark Waterfall, Boston Search Group

  • Sharon Whiteley, 8 Wings Ventures



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