Springboard: 2011

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Springboard’s 22nd Forum Program

About Springboard: 2011

The Springboard: 2011 program featured 37 of the most promising high-growth, women-led companies in technology and life sciences from the digital media, technology, life sciences and healthcare industries in the US and Israel. The Forum was held on June 17, 2011 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Boston, MA, June 29, 2011 at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC, and in July, 2011 in Israel, showcasing the entrepreneurs before an audience of top corporate, angel, and venture investors.

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Supporting Organizations

  • 85 Broads
  • 128 Innovation Capital Group
  • Alliance for Women in Media
  • Athena
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Cambridge Innovation Center
  • Center for Women & Enterprise
  • EntreTech
  • Environmental Business Cluster
  • Jumpstart
  • International Business Forum
  • Ladies Who Launch
  • Lean Startup Challenge
  • Mass Challenge
  • Merrimack Valley Ventures
  • Merrimack Valley Venture Forum
  • Microsoft New England Research & Development Center
  • National Center for Women in Technology
  • Pipeline Fellowship
  • San Jose Biocenter
  • Tech Collective
  • The Capital Network
  • Women’s Associate of Venture & Equity
  • WEST
  • Women in Technology International
  • Women 2.0
  • Women in Bio
  • Women Presidents’ Organization

Forum Committees

  • Christine Adamow, Euphorb US, LLCC
  • Rajni Aneja, zuChem Inc.
  • Sylvia Aruffo, CommunicationScience, Inc.
  • Leslie Bane, Hara Software, Inc.
  • Susan Bari, The Susan Bari Company
  • Anne Marie Biernacki, AdhereTx Corporation
  • Rachel Braun Scherl, Semprae Laboratories
  • Jill Card, Raytheon
  • Tenley Carp, Cohen Mohr LLP
  • Laurie Cohn, ChatThreads Corporation
  • Victoria Colligan, Ladies Who Launch, Inc.
  • Pamela Contag, Origen Therapeutics
  • Clara Conti, Aurora Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Monika Desai, Open Runway
  • Joan Fallon, Curemark, LLC
  • Lisa Beth Ferstenberg, Technology  Resources Intl., LLC
  • Lauren Flanagan, BELLE Capital, LP
  • Barbara Fox, Avaxia Biologics
  • Dimitra Georganopoulou, Ohmx Corporation
  • Donna Harris, Startup America Partnership
  • Bettina Hein, Pixability
  • Michele Honomichl, Celergo
  • Claire Houston, CSH Consulting Services
  • Veronica Jordan, Golden Seeds
  • Sharon Kan, Tikatok, a Barnes & Noble Company
  • Tanya Kanigan, Proof of Market
  • Rebecca MacKinnon, 5th Dimension Strategies
  • Beth Marcus, Playrific
  • Sharon Mates, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.
  • Mary Ann Mayhew, Synoptic, LLC
  • Lucy McQuilken, Intel Capital
  • Patricia Meisner, AdhereTx Corporation
  • Karen Miller, Doink.com
  • Arikha Moses, The Vertical Group
  • Carol Nacy, Sequella, Inc.
  • Linda Natansohn, Practically Green
  • Julia A. O’Connor, Accelalox Inc.
  • Nancy Parenteau, Parenteau BioConsultants, LLC
  • Jules Pieri, Daily Grommet
  • Gail Radcliffe, Radcliffe Consulting, Inc.
  • Joanne Rohde, Axial Exchange, Inc.
  • Nancy Rosenzweig, Trillium Asset Management
  • Yael Schwartz, Hygeia Therapeutics, Inc
  • Ameeta Soni, VFA Inc
  • Becky Taylor, U.S. Department of State
  • Mary Wallace Jaensch, Semprae Laboratories
  • Patti White, RS Medical

Screening Committee

  • Christine Adamow, EuphorbUS, LLC
  • Shelley Amster, ShellyCo
  • Susan Bari, The Susan Bari Company
  • David Beatty, Golden Seeds
  • Adrienne Becker, hiStrive
  • Joan Beeson Healy, SensorWave Technology
  • Lauren Bell, Wild Sage Foods
  • Eric Bertrand, EJB Capital Management, LLC
  • Darcy Bhatia, Channel Family Assets
  • Dominick Bianco, Innovative Holdings
  • Barbara Bickham, TechGenii
  • Karen Bixby, Bixby Alexander
  • Anita Brearton, Golden Seeds
  • Kerry Burke, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Vita Cassese, Mardon Management Advisors
  • Terry Chase Hazell, Texas State University
  • Julie Chin, Angel Investor
  • Ellen Corenswet, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Nicola Corzine, Band of Angels
  • Trish Costello, Innovative Entrepreneurship
  • Kelly Courtney, Pipeline Management
  • Annette Cress, BELLE Capital, LP
  • Carol Curley, Golden Seeds
  • Richard Dale, Sigma Partners
  • Laurette Delguercio, The Levin Institute
  • Kathleen DeRose, Golden Seeds
  • Monika Desai, Open Runway
  • Denise Drace-Brownell, Epsilon Securities LLC
  • Jennifer Dupre, Grant Thornton
  • Claire Esten, Grant Thornton
  • Bill Fair, Ajax Partners
  • Vicki Farrar, Catheter Connections
  • Stacy Feld, Physic Ventures
  • Lauren Flanagan, BELLE Capital, LP
  • Nick Flores, Investors Circle
  • Barbara Fox,  Avaxia Biologics
  • Sara Frankel, Craft Exchange
  • Jennifer Friel Goldstein, Pfizer Venture Investments
  • Angela Garcia-Lopez, Grant Thornton
  • Dimitra Georganopolou, Ohmx Corporation
  • Peter Gerber, Angel Investor
  • Annette Gilchrist, Midwestern University
  • Judy Giordan, NCIIA
  • Lisa Granick, Fletcher Spaght, Inc.
  • Carolyn Green, Logical Therapeutics Inc.
  • Suzanne Groet, Consultant
  • Angela Haines, Golden Seeds
  • Eddie Hamburg, Morgan Stanley Ventures
  • Jean Hammond, Golden Seeds
  • Donna Harris, Startup America Partnership
  • Cynthia Houlton, Kota Global Securities
  • Claire Houston, CSH Consulting Services
  • Amanda Hurley, Grant Thornton
  • LaShana Jackson, Aon Corporation
  • Lori Jarrett, Lori Jarrett Consulting
  • Ahmad Jivraj, Longworth Venture Partners
  • Veronica Jordan, Golden Seeds
  • Sharon Kan, Tikatok
  • Stuart Eckmann, Life Science Angels
  • Tanya Kanigan, Proof Of Market
  • Susan Keller, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
  • Daphne Kis, Golden Seeds
  • Stella Kleiman, KitchMe
  • Summer Knight, Springboard Partners, LLC
  • Jessica Knott, Grant Thornton
  • Nataly Kogan, WHERE, Inc.
  • Stephanie LaCrosse, TrueCar
  • Christina LaMontagne, Physic Ventures
  • Maggie LeFlore, MedImmune Ventures, Inc.
  • Roberta Lee, Manoa Medical, Inc.
  • Hollis Leech, WiserCare, LLC
  • Emily Levy, Synergy Partners
  • Traci Long, ThreeDM Communications, Inc.
  • Sharon Mates, Intra-Cellular Therapies
  • Mary Ann Mayhew, Synoptic, LLC
  • Mary McCaffrey, McCaffrey Asset Management
  • Andrea McCormick, ESC Advisors
  • Patricia Meisner, AdhereTx Corporation
  • Irena Melkinova, Sanofi-Aventis
  • Karen Miller, Doink.com
  • Pat Morand, SMLS Venture Fund
  • Carol Nancy, Sequella, Inc.
  • Julia O’Connor, Accelalox Inc.
  • Nancy Parenteau, Parenteau BioConsultants, LLC
  • John Perchorowicz, Hopes Creek
  • Tamara Pienknagura, Warner Music Group
  • Aprile Pilon, Clarassance, Inc.
  • Jill Preotle, Golden Seeds
  • Rebecca Moore Reynolds,Venture Forth
  • Liz Rockett, Imprint Capital Advisors
  • Susan Rohrer, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Jonathan Rosen, Boston University
  • Nancy Rosenzweig, Trillium Asset Management
  • Lisa Russell, Grant Thornton
  • Yael Schwartz, Hygeia Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Max Shapiro, Golden Seeds
  • Jo Singel, JLA Partners
  • Jodi Soriano, Ohmx Corporation
  • Karen Spilizewski, RiverVest Venture Partners
  • Joseph Steig, Long River Ventures
  • Lilian Stern, Stern Investor Relations, Inc.
  • Stephanie Sullivan-McCaughey, Evergreen lp, LLC
  • Maria Supnik, United Field, Inc.
  • Kathleen Swan, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLC
  • Alison Taunton Rigby, RiboNovix
  • Mark Tepper, Boynton Angels
  • Katie Thompson, Trilogy Partners
  • Amy Toro, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Alexis Traynor-Kaplan, ISM Therapeutics
  • Joan Vrtis, eKubik Consulting
  • Julie Wainwright, Therealreal.com
  • Mary Wallace Jaensch, Semprae Laboratories
  • Phyllis Whiteley, Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Amy Wildstein, Boldcap Ventures
  • Lauren Williams, MovieHatch.com
  • Donna Williamson, Ceres Venture Fund
  • Barbara Wood, Wood Law Firm
  • Samantha Yakal-Kremski, CA Technologies

Coaching Committee

  • Jahan Ali, NYC Investment Fund
  • Stewart Alsop, Alsop Louie Partners
  • Frank Andrasco, Egan-Managed Capital
  • Leslie Bane, Hara Software, Inc.
  • Susan Bari, The Susan Bari Company
  • Ellen Baron, Oxford Bioscience Partners
  • Bonnie Baskin, Consultant
  • Saralyn Bass, SLB Ventures
  • Edye Bauer, Mintz Levin
  • Corby Baumann, Thompson Hine LLP
  • David Beatty, Golden Seeds
  • Kent Bennett, Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Nancy Bennett, Squarepushers Inc.
  • Barbara Bickham, Tech Genii
  • Ken Blackwell, CA Technologies
  • Gaye Bok, Excel Venture Management
  • Janice Borque, Hercules Technology Growth Capital
  • Cathlin Bowman, American College of Cardiologists
  • Anita Brearton, Golden Seeds
  • Kerri Breen, JumpStart Inc.
  • Graham Brooks, .406 Ventures
  • Denise Brosseau, Well-Connected Leaders Inc.
  • Mike Brown, Aol Ventures
  • Candace Brown Elliott, Nouvoyance Inc.
  • Rachel Braun Scherl, Semprae Laboratories Inc.
  • Branwen Buckley, Thompson Hine LLP
  • Ann Buivid, The Lily Pad Group LLC
  • Mike Bunker, Early Stage Partners
  • Kerry Burke, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Cheryl Buxton, Korn/Ferry International
  • Christina Cacioppo, Union Square Ventures
  • Vita Cassese, Mardon Management Advisors
  • Maxine Champion, Champion Strategies LLC
  • Terry Chase Hazell, Texas State University
  • Kay Cioffi, Sequitor Partners
  • Maxine Clarke, Build-a-Bear Corporation
  • Tania Cleary, Mintz Levin
  • Dianne Coffino, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Cynthia Cohen, Expert Equity Ventures
  • Laurie Cohn, ChatThreads Corp
  • Connie Connors, Connie Connors Inc.
  • Clara Conti, Aurora Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Ellen Corenswet, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Carol Curley, Golden Seeds
  • Cynthia Curtis, CA Technologies
  • Richard Dale, Sigma Partners
  • Debra Danielson, CA Technologies
  • Ben Decker, NBC Universal
  • Laurette Delguercio, The Levin Institute
  • Rob Delman, Golden Seeds
  • Bruce Deming, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Monika Desai, Open Runway
  • Alex de Winter, Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Ann DeWitt, Flagship Ventures
  • Ryan Dillard, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Monica Dodi, The Women’s Venture Capital Fund
  • Daphne Dufresne, RLJ Equity
  • Jennifer Dupre, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Suzette Dutch, Triathlon Medical Ventures
  • Ken Ebanks, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Stuart Eckmann, Life Science Angels
  • Dominic Endicott, Nauta Capital
  • Meryl Epstein, Mintz Levin
  • Esther Escapa, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Stacy Feld, Physic Ventures
  • Guy Fish, Fletcher Spaght, Inc.
  • Allison Fishkind, Venable LLP
  • Lauren Flanagan, BELLE Capital, LP
  • Barbara Fox, Avaxia Biologics
  • Sara Frankel, Craft Exchange
  • Darcy Frisch, Hearst Corporation
  • Angela Garcia-Lopez, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Megan Gates, Mintz Levin
  • Stephanie Gelman, Gelman & Associates LLC
  • Amy Gips, Investors Circle
  • Abhas Gupta, Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Angela Haines, Golden Seeds
  • Ed Hamburg, Morgan Stanley Ventures
  • Ellen Hancock, Consultant
  • Donna Harris, StartUp America Partnership
  • Rekha Hemrajani , Consultant
  • Cynthia Houlton, Kota Global Securities
  • Samir Housri, Rho Capital Partners
  • Claire Houston, CSH Consulting Services
  • Nigel Howard, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Irene Hrusovsky, BELLE Capital, LP
  • Darlene Huff, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Amanda Hurley, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Paula Jagemann, Someone With, LLC
  • Lori Jarrett, River Forks Consulting
  • Ahmad Jivraj, Longworth Ventures
  • Elaine Jones,  Pfizer Venture Investments
  • Veronica Jordan, Golden Seeds
  • Jennifer Jordan, Golden Seeds
  • Sharon Kan, Tikatok, a Barnes & Noble Company
  • Tanya Kanigan, Proof of Market
  • Ania Knap, New England Pharma Associates
  • Summer Knight, Springboard Partners, LLC
  • Jessica Knott, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Nataly Kogan, WHERE Inc.
  • Kay Koplovitz, Koplovitz & Co.
  • Julie Korostoff, Mintz Levin
  • Kristin Kovner, AOL
  • Janet Kraus, Harvard University
  • Sandra Kresh, Golden Seeds
  • Olga Lagunova, CA Technologies
  • Christina LaMontagne, Physic Ventures
  • Gerry Laybourne, Zelnick Media
  • Maggie LeFlore, MedImmune Ventures , Inc.
  • Ron Lennox, CHL Medical Partners
  • Sydney Leo, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Emily Leonard, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Emily Levy, Synergy Partners
  • Juanita Lott, Lott Consulting
  • Alice Limkakeng, Bain Capital Ventures
  • Joan Lyman, LMG Corp
  • Helen MacKenzie, The Women’s Venture Capital Fund
  • Michael Madden, Edison Ventures
  • Geoff Mamlet, New Atlantic Ventures
  • Ryan Mattison, NYC Investment Fund
  • Paul Marshall, Harvard Business School
  • Eilish McCaffrey, Startup Advisory
  • Laura McCann Ramsey, WYSWYG, LLC
  • Jess McClear, Golden Seeds
  • Bill McCullen, LaunchCapital, LLC
  • Mary Martha McNamara, McNamara & L’Heureux, P.C.
  • Irena Melnikova, Sanofi-Aventis
  • Bryan Merrigan, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Jean Meyer, Independent Consultant
  • Karen Miller, doink.com
  • Jessica Milner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • John Morabito, Merrill Lynch
  • Betsy Morgan, The Blaze
  • Toby Moskovits, Heritage Equity Partners
  • Linda Natansohn, Practically Green
  • Furqan Nazeeri, Extension Engine
  • Carol Nichols, vcfo
  • Deborah Novick, Silver Lining Limited
  • Judy Obermeyer, Golden Seeds
  • Karen Olson, BalMed Group LLC
  • Rosemary O’Neill, Social Strata Inc.
  • Nancy Parenteau, Parenteau BioConsultants LLC
  • Margaret Pederson, Golden Seeds
  • John Perchorowicz, Hopes Creek
  • Nancy Pfund, DBL Investors
  • Jennifer Phillips, Freshpet
  • Tammy Pienknagura, Warner Music Group
  • Athena Polydoreu, CTIA-The Wireless Association
  • Nancy Prager, Prager Law
  • Isabelle Praud, Grant Thornton
  • Ingrid Rechtin, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Tish Richardson, Golden Seeds
  • Cynthia Ringo, DBL Investors
  • Carey Roberts, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Judy Robinett, Golden Seeds
  • Liz Rockett, Imprint Capital
  • Paul Rogers, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Joanne Rohde, Axial Exchange, Inc.
  • Susan Rohrer, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Nancy Rosenzweig, Trillium Asset Management
  • Lisa Russell, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Matt Salzberg, Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Anya Schiess, Thomas, McNerney & Partners
  • Stacey Seltzer, Aisling Capital
  • Sunny Sethi, Bain Capital Ventures
  • Stefanie Shelley, Edgewood Growth Consulting
  • Amita Shukla, New Enterprise Associates
  • Jo Singel, JLA Partners
  • Bill Sobel. Sobel Media
  • Ameeta Soni, VFA Inc.
  • Karen Spilizewski, RiverVest Venture Partners
  • Lilian Stern, Stern Investor Relations Inc.
  • Jennifer Suarez, CBS
  • Jeanne Sullivan, StarVest Partners LP
  • Stephanie Sullivan-McCaughey, Evergreen, LP
  • Lori Sylvia, Red Bend Software
  • Alison Taunton-Rigby, RiboNovix Inc.
  • Mark Tepper, Boynton Angels
  • Dune Thorne, Golden Seeds
  • Lee Tiedrich, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Alison Tjosvold, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Amy Toro, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Ingrid Vandervelt, DELL
  • Sita Vassan, Intel Capital
  • Claire Wadlington, FA Technology Ventures
  • Julie Wainwright, therealreal.com
  • Mary Wallace Jaensch, Semprae Laboratories
  • Sharon Weinbar, Scale Venture Partners
  • Ellie Wheeler, Greycroft Partners
  • Wendy Wheeler, Netezza, an IBM Company
  • William Whelan, Mintz Levin
  • Patti White, RS Medical
  • Phyllis Whitely, Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Sharon Whiteley, Expert Equity Ventures
  • Amy Wildstein, Boldcap Ventures
  • Darshana Zaveri, Catalyst Health Ventures
  • Alex Zisson, Thomas, McNerney & Partners
  • Julianne Zimmerman, Julianne Zimmerman, Inc

Israel Co-chairs

  • Tamar Guy, Israel-America Chamber
  • Einat Metzer, Gemini Israel Funds

Israel Advisory Committee

  • Judith Richter, Medinol (Chair)
  • Dorit Dor, Checkpoint
  • Adina Enden
  • Miriam Erez, Technion
  • Ron Maron, BIRD Foundation
  • Yifat Oron, Vertex Venture Capital
  • Dalia Prashker, GRYP Investment Ltd.
  • Zehava Simon, CEO BMC Software

Israel Alumnae Committee

  • Sonia Ben-Yehuda, MedCPU
  • Orna Dov, Sabratec
  • Hagit Halperin, SeqUR, Ltd.
  • Ora Meir Soffer, Chip PC
  • Na’ama Moran, Munera
  • Patricia Ohana, BioCancell
  • Michal Olshansky, CellGenics
  • Michal Rom, VIAB
  • Shira Simmonds, Ping Mobile, LLC
  • Michelle Specktor, IP Gallery
  • Tamar Tennenbaum
  • Adit Tevel
  • Liat Tsoref, Slender Medical
  • Michal Tsur, Kaltura

Israel Screening Committee

  • Esther Bartak Landes, Partam Hightech
  • Tamar Belkin
  • Yael Biran, Mintz Levin
  • Pini Burtman, IBM
  • Adine Enden
  • Oren Fuerst, Tevel Angels
  • Tamar Guy, Israel-America Chamber
  • Ariella Lahav, Lahav Law
  • Yifat Oron, Vertex Venture Capital
  • Einat Metzer, Gemini Israel Funds
  • Moshe Molcho, Consultant
  • Anat Naschitz, OrbiMed Advisors
  • Pennina Safer, Medica Venture Partners
  • Zehava Simon, BMC Software
  • Michelle Specktor, IP Gallery
  • Arielle Sullum, Technion
  • Liat Tsoref, Slender Medical
  • Muriel Zohar, Coronis