Springboard: 2012

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Springboard’s 23rd Accelerator Program

About Springboard: 2012

Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where influencers, investors and innovators meet to help women build ‘big businesses starting small’. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking equity capital for product development and expansion. Over 500 women-led companies have gone through Springboard’s accelerator programs; they have raised more than $5.6 billion in financing, have created tens of thousands of new jobs, and generate billions of dollars in annual revenues. In 2012, Springboard selected 11 companies in the life sciences, 11 companies in digital media and technology and 6 companies from Israel.

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“One of the benefits of working with Springboard is the amazing human capital network that is available. Springboard takes the time to match up the right connections with the right company. As a restult, one of my initial Springboard Advisors will now be joining my Board. Thank you Springboard!” – Liz Eversoll, CEO of SoLoMo, Class of 2012

“I am so grateful to you all because Springboard set into motion a series of events that have led me to where I am, and still I feel that I have so much more potentital just waiting to be unleashed.” – Neng Bing Doh, CEO + Co-Founder of HealthCrowd, Class of 2012.

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Alumnae Committee

  • Christine Adamow, EuphorbUS LLC
  • Laurie Alsup, PharmApprove
  • Danguole Altman, Vapogenix Inc.Rajni Aneja, zuChem Inc.
  • Rebecca Antonelli, Center for Creative Marketing
  • Susan Bari, The Susan Bari Company
  • Joan Beeson-Healy, giveBeauty
  • Lauren Bell, Wild Sage Foods Inc.
  • Sonia Ben-Yehuda, MedCPU Inc
  • Anne Marie Biernacki, AdhereTx Corp.
  • Ann Buivid, The Lilypad Group, LLC
  • Pamela Bunes, EpiEP Inc.
  • Jan Bruce, MeQuilibrium
  • Kathleen Callender, PharmaJet
  • Jill Card, Raytheon
  • Nadine Carozzi
  • Nee-Yin Chou, CW Optics, Inc.
  • Pamela Contag, Origen Therapeutics
  • Michelle Degani-Specktor, IPgallery
  • Sheila DeWitt, Deuteria Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • France Dixon Helfer, Halo Healthcare Inc.
  • Debra Ellies, OsteoGeneX
  • Joan Fallon, Curemark, LLC
  • Bonnie Fendrock, Hepregen Corporation
  • Morgan First, Second Glass
  • Lauren Flanagan, BELLE Capital, LP
  • Sharon Flank, InfraTrac
  • Barbara Fox, Avaxia Biologics
  • Dimitra Georganopoulou, Ohmx Corporation
  • Annette Gilchrist, Midwestern University
  • Linda Hall Keller, University of Minnesota
  • Marci Harris, POPVOX Inc.
  • Lisa Henderson, Parallels Inc.
  • Claire Houston, Cerus Endovascular
  • Irene Hrusovsky, BELLE Capital, LP
  • Lee Jones, MikrobEX Inc.
  • Veronica Jordan, Golden Seeds
  • Sharon Kan
  • Tanya Kanigan, Genomic Expression Inc.
  • Iya Khalil, Gene Network Sciences Inc.
  • Summer Knight, DSK Companies
  • Cynthia Lander, Moerae Matrix Inc
  • Roberta Lee, Acueity Healthcare Inc.
  • Trish Lindsay, Venture Sweat Inc.
  • Chris Meda, RxDxLink
  • Pat Loret de Mola, Trade Settlement Inc.
  • Rebecca MacKinnon, 5th Dimension Strategies
  • Mary Ann Mayhew, VetFed Resources
  • Laura McCann-Ramsey, WYSWYG LLC
  • Patricia Meisner, AdhereTx Corp.
  • Andrea Miller, YourTango
  • Karen Miller, Doink
  • Arikha Moses, The Vertical Group
  • Carol Nacy, Sequella, Inc.
  • Vicki Nienaber, Zenobia Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Julia A. O’Connor, Accelalox Inc.
  • Nancy Parenteau, Parenteau BioConsultants LLC
  • Gitte Pederson, Genomic Expression
  • Eve Phillips, Empower Interactive Inc.
  • Diana Pliura, ALBRY Inc.
  • Sushma Rajagopalan, LiquidHub
  • Laila Razouk, BioVitesse, Inc.
  • Joanne Rohde, Axial Exchange, Inc.
  • Mira Sahney, Smith & Nephew Endoscopy
  • Yael Schwartz, Canterbury Laboratories, LLC
  • Ginette Serrero, A&G Pharmaceutical
  • Lynley Sides, The Glue Network
  • Kelly Smith, Pasteuria Bioscience Inc.
  • Susan Solovic, SBTV
  • Audra Stinchcomb, AllTranz Inc.
  • Susan Strausberg, 9W Search
  • Heather Strohl-Keith, Strohl Medical Technologies Inc.
  • Laura Strong, Quintessence Biosciences Inc.
  • Marla Supnick, Unified Field Inc.
  • Addie Swartz, i-Consumer Associates
  • Alexis Traynor-Kaplan, ISM Therapeutics
  • Liat Tsoref, Slender Medical Ltd.
  • Kay Wagoner
  • Patti White, RS Medical
  • Melinda Wittstock, NewsIT
  • Diane Zuckerman, Evidence-Based Solutions Inc.
  • Galit Zuckerman, Medasense Biometrics Ltd
  • Screening Committee
  • Richard Anders, Mass Medical Angels
  • David Anderson, Supply Chain Ventures
  • John Ason, Kewpie Associates
  • Ghazal Badiozamani, Solidia Technologies Inc.
  • Rukmini Balu, Duke Medicine Global
  • Chris Beals, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Karen Bixby, Bixby Alexander
  • Barbara Boxer, Women Angels
  • Alysson Bragg, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Anita Brearton, FashionPlaytes & Golden Seeds
  • Colin Brenan, Monsanto-Atlas Seed Fund Alliance
  • Corinne Bright, Onset Ventures
  • Denise Brosseau, Well-Connected Leader Inc.
  • Eva Brown, WBDC
  • Sarah Brown, Illuminate Ventures
  • Mike Bunker, Early Stage Partners
  • Cheryl Buxton, Korn/Ferry International
  • Caroline Carpenter, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Vita Cassese, Mardon Management Advisors
  • Amanda Cecconi, Punching Nun Group
  • Julie Chin, The Angel Fund
  • Allan Cohen, First Analysis
  • Cynthia Cohen, Expert Equity Ventures
  • Connie Connors, Connors Communications
  • Andrea Corcoran, Emerging Biopharmaceutical Company
  • Trish Costello, Echogen Inc.
  • Eva Cramer, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Debra Danielson, CA Technologies
  • Jan Davis, Triangle Angel Partners
  • Anne DeGheest, HealthTech Capital
  • Laurette DelGuercio, SUNY Levin Institute
  • Kathleen DeRose, Credit Suisse
  • Karen Drexler, diaDexus
  • Colleen Duffy, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Suzette Dutch, Triathlon Medical Ventures
  • Joe Dwyer, digitalintent
  • Liz Dyer, Dell
  • Stuart Eckmann, Life Science Angels
  • Bunny Ellerin, NYC Health Business Leaders
  • Matthew Farkash, BluePrint Health
  • Stacy Feld, Physic Ventures
  • Gloria Ferguson, Bridge Bank
  • Debra Filtzer, American Express
  • Guy Fish, Fletcher Spaght, Inc.
  • Nick Flores, Emcor Securities
  • Carmen Fonda, Venable LLP
  • Jennifer Friel Goldstein
  • Christine Gallagher, Suntrust
  • Stephanie Gelman, Gelman & Associates
  • Nina Gerwin, Eye Capture
  • Dinos Gonatas, CPG Advisors
  • Stacy Grant, Morgan Stanley
  • Cyndi Green, Pfizer Inc.
  • Michael Gruber, Independence Equity
  • Abhas Gupta, Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Angela Haines, wStartup / Golden Seeds
  • Jean Hammond, JPH Associates / Golden Seeds
  • Elma Hawkins, Cerulean Bioventures
  • Kathleen Healy, Golden Seeds
  • Elaine Heron, Amplyx Pharmaceuticals
  • Paulina Hill, Polaris Venture Partners
  • Kelly Hoey, Women Innovate Mobile
  • Gail Hoffman, Golden Seeds
  • Nigel Howard, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Irene Hrusovsky, BELLE Capital, LP
  • Nancy Hsiung, GeneChem Management, Inc.
  • Gregory Hulecki, FA Technology Ventures
  • Kathryn Hyer, IllinoisVentures
  • Eva Jack, Pulmatrix Bio
  • Jennifer Jordan, Golden Seeds
  • Emily Keeton, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
  • Naomi Kelman, Novartis
  • Karen Kerrigan, Small Business & Entrepreneur Council
  • Chris Kim, Oxford Bioscience Partners
  • Sharon Knight, Avik Ventures
  • Abigail Kramer, OvonS
  • Sandra Kresch, PSD International Inc.& Golden Seeds
  • Shannon Krizo Lowther, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Aria Lack, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Olga Lagunova, CA Technologies
  • Christina LaMontagne, Physic Ventures
  • Maggie LeFlore
  • Alice Leung, Sapientia Advisors
  • Emily Levy, Synergy Partners
  • Noah Lewis, GE Healthcare
  • Alice Limkakeng, Boston Heart Diagnostics
  • Barbara Lubash, Versant Ventures
  • Ellen Lubman, Bristol-Meyers Squibb
  • Allison Lynch, Entrepreneur
  • Fran Maier, TRUSTe
  • Geoff Mamlet, New Atlantic Ventures
  • Serge Mankovski, CA Technologies
  • Carol Marino, Syngenta Venture Capital
  • Robert Mashal, NKT Therapeutics
  • Ryan Mattison
  • Bret Maxwell, MK Capital
  • Michael Mayernick, Spinnakr
  • Eilish McCaffrey, Startup Advisory
  • Mary McCaffrey, Golden Seeds
  • Bill McCullen, Launch Capital
  • Meredith McPherron, The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School
  • Kevin Mendelsohn, CardioInsight Technologies Inc.
  • Jean Meyer, Consultant
  • Karen-Michelle Mirko, Beta & Pivot
  • Jerry Mitchell, Jerry Mitchell & Associates, Inc.
  • Nalini Murdter, National Lymphedema Network
  • Deborah Novick, Silver Lining Limited
  • Judy Obermayer, Golden Seeds
  • Robert Okabe, RPX Group LLC
  • Margaret Pederson, Amirexx & Golden Seeds
  • John Perchorowicz, Triage Masters, LLC
  • Julia Polk, New Venture Consulting
  • Landon Pollack, Ignite Venture Partners
  • Cris Popenoe, Dawn Productions LLC
  • Mindy Posoff, Golden Seeds
  • David Rees, Expanded Web
  • Lisa Richardson, Emergent Bio Solutions
  • Judy Robinett
  • Liz Rockett, Imprint Capital
  • Susan Rohrer, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Nik Rokop, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Linda Rossetti, Golden Seeds
  • Anya Schiess, Thomas, McNerney & Partners
  • Sloane Scott, FLO {thinkery}
  • Evonne Sepsis, ESC Advisors
  • Singari Seshadri, Investor
  • Hamel Shah, Allscripts
  • Eileen Shapiro
  • Anne Shehab, Golden Seeds
  • JC Simbana, SVB Capital
  • Ken Smith
  • Darrin Solomon, CA Technologies
  • George Spencer, Seyen Capital
  • Karen Spilizewski, RiverVest Venture Partners
  • Stephanie Spong, Moksa Ventures
  • Bruce Starcher, Starcher Group
  • Lilian Stern, Stern Investor Relations, Inc.
  • Alison Taunton-Rigby, Healthways. Inc.
  • Amy Toro, Covington & Burling LLP LLP
  • LeAnne Tourtellotte, Illinois Technology Assoc.
  • Suzanne Tufts, Friedman, Kaplan, Seiler & Adleman
  • Yolanda Wardowski, Avalon Group Ltd.
  • Henry Wei, Aetna, Inc.
  • Sharon Weinbar, Scale Venture Partners
  • David Weingard, Fit4D
  • Amy Weinstein, Boldcap Ventures LLC
  • Michael Weintraub, GE Capital
  • Ellie Wheeler, Greycroft Partners
  • Phyllis Whiteley, Didimi
  • Darshana Zaveri, Catalyst Health Ventures
  • Julianne Zimmerman, JZ, Inc.
  • Alex Zisson, Thomas, McNerney & Partners
  • Coaching Committee

    <li”>Jahanara Ali, NYC Investment Fund

  • Tej Anand, CA Technologies
  • Dana Ardi, Corporate Anthropology
  • Afia Asamoah, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Chris Beals, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Nilanjana Bhowmik, Longworth Venture Partners
  • Ken Blackwell, CA Technologies
  • Rachel Braun Scherl, Semprae Laboratories
  • AG Breitenstein, Humedica
  • Corinne Bright, Onset Ventures
  • Denise Brosseau, Well-Connected Leader, Inc
  • Mike Bunker, Early Stage Partners
  • Kerry Burke, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Christina Cacioppo , Union Square Ventures
  • Vita Casesse, Mardon Management Advisors
  • Martha Connolly, Maryland Industrial Partners
  • Connie Connors, Connors Communications
  • Ellen Corenswet, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Lubna Dajani, Media+Mobile Innovator
  • Laurette DelGuercio
  • Stacy Feld, Physic Ventures
  • Lauren Flanagan, BELLE Capital, LP
  • Ellen Flannery, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Frances Forman, Bloomberg
  • Kevin Forrest, 5AM Ventures
  • Gia Frierech, Bloomberg
  • Lisa Gersh, Martha Steward Omnimedia
  • Nina Gerwin, Eye Capture
  • Dayna Grayson, North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Cyndi Green, Pfizer
  • Divya Gugani, Send the Trend
  • Cal Hackeman, RAH Inc.
  • Ellen Hancock, Consultant
  • Tim Hanlon, The Vertere Group
  • Elma Hawkins, Cerulean Bioventures
  • Chris Hebert, Bloomberg
  • Paulina Hill, Polaris Venture Partners
  • Jeri’Ann Hiller, Boston Scientific
  • Sarah Hoagland, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Nigel Howard, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Nancy Hsiung
  • Wilma Jordan, Jordan Edmiston Group
  • Lorrie Keating-Heinemann, Wisconsin Capital Partners
  • Sharon Knight, Avik Ventures
  • Marilyn Kramer, Cambridge Management
  • Anna Kraus, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Sandy Kresch, PSD International & Golden Seeds
  • Olga Lagunova, CA Technologies
  • Christina LaMontagne, Physic Ventures
  • Emily Leonard, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Emily Levy, Synergy Partners
  • Christopher Lhulier, Mintz Levin
  • Trish Lindsay, Venture Sweat Inc.
  • Michelle Lockett, Bloomberg
  • Hugh Ma, Aetna, Inc.
  • Fran Maier, TRUSTe
  • Joy Marcus, DFJ Gotham
  • Carol J. McCall, GNS Healthcare
  • Barbara McClung, Intarcia Therapeutics
  • Meredith McPherron, Arthur Rock Center of Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School
  • Jessica Milner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Betsy Morgan, The Blaze
  • Julie Muraco, Praeditis Group LLC
  • Julie Murchinson, Health Evolution Partners
  • Sandra Nagale, Boston Scientific
  • Patricia Nakache, Trinity Ventures
  • Nina Nashif, Sandbox Industries
  • William Paiva, Sevin Rosen Funds
  • Richard Philyaw, CA Technologies
  • Cris Popenoe, Dawn Productions, LLC
  • Mindy Posoff, Golden Seeds
  • Jill Preotle, Golden Seeds
  • Ingrid Rechtin, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Lisa Richardson, Emergent BioSolutions
  • Liz Rockett, Imprint Capital
  • Susan Rohrer, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Rita Sallam, Gartner Group
  • Steve Satterfield, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Anya Scheiss Thomas, McNerney & Partners
  • Adam Scott, Aetna, Inc.
  • Kyp Sirinakis, Rock Spring Ventures
  • Dhanusha Sivajee, Bloomberg
  • Erika Smith, Rock Spring Ventures
  • Darrin Solomon, CA Technologies
  • Pam Spevak, Brain Child Advisors
  • Karen Spilizewski, RiverVest Venture Partners
  • Bruce Starcher, Starcher Group
  • Lilian Stern, Stern Investor Relations, Inc.
  • Alison Taunton-Rigby, Healthways, Inc.
  • Lee Tiedrich, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Amy Toro, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Debra Walton, Thomson Reuters
  • Louise Wannier, Women At Work and Louis Jane Design
  • Sharon Weinbar, Scale Venture Partners
  • Michael Weintrab, GE Equity
  • Rachel Weiss, L’Oreal
  • Patti White, RS Medical
  • Phyllis Whitley, Didimi
  • Amy Wildstein, Boldcap Ventures
  • Donna Williamson, Ceres Venture Fund
  • Darshana Zaveri, Catalyst Health Ventures
  • WESummit Committee

  • Liat Aaronson, IDC Hertzylia
  • Amy Abrams, In Good Company
  • Julie Adams, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv
  • Esther Barak Landes, Partam Hightech
  • Gil Ben-Menachem
  • Sonia Ben-Yehuda, MedCPU
  • Daniela Bendor, Axiom Capital
  • Paul Bloom, IBM Research
  • Shmuel Chafets, Giza Venture Capital
  • Brian Cohen, New York Angels
  • Azi Cohen, CA Technologies, Eurkify
  • Jimmy Ezra
  • Itzhak Fisher, Nielson
  • Oren Fuerst, Tevel Angels
  • Tsvi Gal, Morgan Stanley
  • Shuly Galili, Upwest Labs
  • Susanne Greenfield, Griffon Corporation
  • Oded Grinstein, Israel Economic Mission
  • Ilana Grossman, Gust
  • Meirav HarNoy, Iris Ventures
  • Edie Hunt, Goldman Sachs
  • Claudia Iannazzano, Pereg Ventures
  • Tilli Kalisky, Greylock Partners
  • Noga Kap,  BRM Group
  • Alexander Kaplun
  • Dafna Kariv,  College of Management, Academic Studies- Rishon L’tzion; HEC Montreal
  • Jonathan Klahr, Susqhehanna Growth Equity
  • Gaby Koren,  Radvision, an Avaya Company
  • Bobbi Kurshan, Educorp Consultants Corporation
  • Hadar Larry,  Harry Schein
  • Jonathan Leader, Investor
  • Dina Leader, Nonprofits
  • Jeremy Levine, Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Aidan Madigan Curtis, Bridgewater
  • Joy Marcus, DFJ Gotham
  • Dorin Miller, Cedar Fund
  • Rafi Musher, Stax
  • Ilana Odess, Viscogliosi Brothers
  • Hilla Ovil Brenner, Yazamiyot
  • Andy Peskoe, Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe
  • Mendel Pinson,  McAndrews & Forbes
  • Dalia Prashker, GRYP Investment
  • Alicia Robb, Kauffman Foundation
  • Avi Sacajiuv
  • Miri Segal, Hayden
  • Rina Shainski, Carmel Ventures
  • Nili Shalev, Israel Economic Mission
  • Sivan Shamri Dahan, Qumra Capital
  • Eddie Solomon, Net@Work
  • Heidi Steinberg, Golden Seeds
  • Miranda Toledano,  MLV Healthcare Partners
  • Liat Tsoref
  • Michal Tsur, Kaltura
  • Kelli Turner, RSL Capital
  • Kathleen Utecht, Comcast Ventures
  • Raya Volinsky, Microsoft
  • Jacob Weicholz, J H Cohn
  • Shaula Yemini,  New York Angels
  • Sigal Zarmi, GE Capital
  • Eitan Zemel, NYU Stern School of Business