Springboard’s 18th Forum Program
About AllThingsMedia: 2008
Co-hosted by Springboard Enterprises and the She Made It initiative from The Paley Center for Media, the Springboard: ALLTHINGSMEDIA 2008 program featured 22 of the most promising high-growth, women-led companies in media. The Forum was held on October 30, 2008 at the Paley Center for Media in New York, NY showcasing the entrepreneurs before an audience of the area’s top corporate, angel, and venture investors.
What People Are Saying
“It was an inspiring, enlightening, empowering and uplifting experience. Every detail of the event was seamless and most remarkably so because it was such a huge undertaking, what with the massive process of soliciting, reviewing and narrowing down the proposals, scheduling such a large number of people with impossible schedules, interfacing with people whose hopes and dreams largely rested with the organizers, finding a way to constructively critique everyone but keep the morale and motivation very high. The final day was impeccable!”
Loreen Arbus, Arbus Productions
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“I am sure all the presenters join me in expressing sincere gratitude for the labor of love you have built in Springboard and the ALLTHINGSMEDIA event. I think Daily Grommet will someday credit this event as the most meaningful lift-off the company received. The response in terms of human capital resources and possibly financial was very gratifying.”
Jules Pieri,Daily Grommet
“This has been fantastic!”
Lauren Williams, Movie Hatch
“I have never been more honored to be a part of something than I was this process. Your leadership, encouragement and investment in us provide inspiration and fuel our passion. You can count on us to give back in the future.”
Anne Conzemius and Jan O’Neill, QLD
“I just wanted to send a note of huge thanks to you for organizing such an incredible Springboard event. It was a wonderful, exhausting, productive, exciting, rollercoaster process but truly, incredibly empowering on so many levels. As we all know the environment out there for startups is terrible right now which is why I was so glad that we had the event when we did. I got a huge dose of energy from it and there was this great sense of support and encouragement — I am sure everyone else who presented felt similarly. And it’s so necessary right now!”
Nataly Kogan,Click Communities
“You should know that what you did is priceless. I would like to think that it’s just about me, but truly, it’s about the women that inspire me.”
Sharon Kan, Tikatok Inc.
Our Partners and Affiliates:
“I was overwhelmed with the level of participation and enthusiasm at the Springboard events last week. I had no idea that your organization had reached this level of scope and scale. Congratulations on all of the outstanding work that you and your colleagues have done.”
Ken Bronfin, Hearst Interactive Media
“It was great to see all you accomplished with these amazing women –…They were impressive!
“This was truly a remarkable event and I was very glad that I had a chance to participate. Bravo!
Dan DeWolf, Esq, Mintz Levin
“I enjoyed meeting your entrepreneurs and alumni and listening to the great presentations. I’m sure I’m not the first to say so, but your entrepreneurs and alumni could unanimously agree that the programs are extraordinarily productive for them.”
Carmen Fonda, Esq, Venable
“Many congratulations on your successes and firsts this week! The leadership stories and “pearls of wisdom” that Ken and I had an opportunity to put on video and bring these incredible women’s stories to life were inspiring.”
Maris and Ken,Prosody Creative Services
“You are doing the work of real heavenly angels in helping all these women secure capital and make connections. I am so impressed with the businesses they have created and their incredible success stories – it is really stunning! I hope you are both still basking in the glow of yesterday. I think the Forum really hit the ball out of the park and even our “sometimes hard to impress” crowd was in a high state of “WOW”.”
Barbara Kotlikoff, The Paley Center for Media
“It was such a wonderful experience participating in this process! I think that everyone who was on the giving end received just as much as those who were being coached. It was an inspiring, enlightening, empowering and uplifting experience. Every detail of the event was seamless and most remarkably so because it was such a huge undertaking, what with the massive process of soliciting, reviewing and narrowing down the proposals, scheduling such a large number of people with impossible schedules, interfacing with people whose hopes and dreams largely rested with the organizers, finding a way to constructively critique everyone but keep the morale and motivation very high. The final day was impeccable – – I cannot believe that it ended ahead of schedule! Bravo to all!”
Loreen Arbus, Arbus Productions
“We attend angel events regularly, but All Things Media was in a class by itself. We have already held follow up meetings with three of the companies, and are in contact with a few others. In addition to finding the businesses relevant and timely, we were also impressed by their appreciation for the very helpful manner in which the Paley Center mentored the entrepreneurs through their presentations.