Springboard Enterprises

NE 2003

new england 2003


 About New England: 2003

Co-hosted by Springboard Enterprises and the Center for Women & Enterprise, the Springboard: New England 2003 program featured 16 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 21, 2003 at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, showcasing the entrepreneurs before an audience of the area’s top corporate, angel, and venture investors.

Forum Committee


  • Michael Fetters, Provost, Babson College

  • Nan Langowitz, Center for Women’s Leadership, Babson College

  • Pamela Lenehan, Ridge Hill Consulting


  • Geraldine Alias, Battery Ventures

  • Elizabeth Ames

  • Mara Aspinall, Genzyme Genetics

  • Joseph Caruso, Bantam Group

  • Elaine Caughey, Advanced Technology Ventures

  • John Choi, Venrock Associates

  • Thomas Claflin, Claflin Capital Management

  • Linda DeRenzo, Testa, Hurwitz & Thiebault LLP

  • Daphne Dufresne, Weston Presidio Capital

  • Janet Dunlap, Goodwin Procter LLP

  • Kathy Elliott, 8 Wings Ventures

  • Michael Greeley, IDG Ventures

  • Karin Gregory, Dover Medical Ventures

  • Maia Heymann, BancBoston Ventures

  • Marcia Hooper, Castile Ventures

  • Don Jeffrey, Grant Thornton

  • Anita Karcz, Healthcare Opportunities Fund & MIT Enterprise Forum

  • Kay Koplovitz, Springboard Enterprises

  • James Matheson, Flagship Ventures

  • Amy Millman, Springboard Enterprises

  • Paige Montgomery, Boston Business Journal

  • James Nahirny, BainCapital Ventures

  • Jeremy Perisho, Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • Jill Preotle

  • Kishore Rao, Trident Capital

  • Michael Roberts, HBS Entrepreneurial Studies, Harvard Business School

  • Angelo Santinelli, North Bridge Venture Partners

  • Jennifer Schmelter, Fleet Development Ventures

  • Andrea Silbert, Center for Women & Enterprise

  • Alison Taunton-Rigby, Forester Biotech

  • Clark Waterfall, Boston Search Group

  • Sharon Whiteley, 8 Wings Ventures

  • Nader Yaghoubi, Zero Stage Capital

  • Andrew Zacharakis, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson College