Springboard Enterprises

NE 2004

new england 2004

 About New England: 2004

Co-hosted by Springboard Enterprises, Boston University, and the Center for Women & Enterprises, the Springboard: New England 2004 program featured 24 of the most promising high-growth, women-led companies from the New England, Mid-Atlantic and the South East. The Forum was held on November 12, 2004 at Boston University in Boston, MA showcasing the entrepreneurs before an audience of the area’s top corporate, angel, and venture investors.

Forum Committee


  • Candida Brush, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Management

  • Daphne Dufresne, Principal, Weston Presidio Capital

Committee Members:

  • Geraldine Alias, Associate, Battery Ventures

  • Elizabeth Ames, Board Member, Center for Women and Enterprise

  • Ann Bilyew, Partner, Advent International

  • Joe Caruso, President, Bantam Group

  • Janet Dunlap, Partner, Goodwin Procter, LLP

  • Tom Eisenmann, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School

  • Kathy Elliot, 8 Wings Enterprises

  • Kathy Fields, Partner, Testa, Hurwitz, & Thibeault, LLP

  • Michael Greeley, Managing Partner, IDG Ventures

  • Michael Goldberger, Founding Partner, MIDIOR Consulting

  • Karin Gregory, Managing Partner, Dover Medical Ventures

  • Carolyn Hallinan, Principal, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners

  • Mary Pat Hinckley, Director – Fast Growth Programs, Center for Women and Enterprise

  • Krisztina Holly, Executive Director, MIT Desphande Center

  • Marianne Hudson, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

  • Anita Karcz, Healthcare Opportunities, MIT Enterprise Forum

  • Kay Koplovitz, Principal, Koplovitz & Company

  • Pamela Lenehan, President, Ridge Hill Consulting LLC

  • Sandy Lish, Founder and Principal, The Castle Group

  • James Matheson, Principal, Flagship Ventures

  • Amy Millman, President, Springboard Enterprises

  • James Nahirny, Managing Director, BainCapital Ventures

  • Kollol Pal, Principal, Pure Tech Ventures

  • Jill Preotle

  • Kishore Rao, Senior Associate, Trident Capital

  • Jennifer Schmelter, Vice President, Private Equity

  • Alison Taunton-Rigby, President and CEO, Forester Biotech

  • Monika Vnuk, Senior Associate, Oxford Bioscience Partners

  • Clark Waterfall, Co-founder & Managing Director

  • Nader Yaghoubi, Senior Analyst, Zero Stage Capital



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