Springboard Enterprises

SE 2002

southeast 2002

 About Southeast: 2002

Co-hosted by Springboard Enterprises and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the Springboard: Southeast 2002 program featured 16 of the most promising high-growth, women-led companies in technology and life sciences from Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and Maryland. The Forum was held on September 27, 2002 at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, showcasing the entrepreneurs before an audience of the area’s top corporate, angel, and venture investors.

Forum Committee

Honorary Chair

  • Hugh McColl, Jr., McColl Garella LLC

Forum Committee Co-Chairs

  • Sallie Russell, partner, Intersouth Partners

  • Pamela S. Lewis, Ph.D., president, Queens College

  • Alan Taetle, partner, Noro-Moseley Partners

Regional Chairs

  • Jeanne Becker, Florida Venture Forum

  • Jennifer King, Birmingham Metropolitan Development Board/ Biotechnology Association of Alabama

  • Barbara Stafford, Georgia Technology Interests


  • Stacy Anderson, Piedmont Venture Partners

  • Michael Brader-Araje, truePilot, LLC

  • Luba A. Brock, Technology Law Associates

  • Mary Cantando, Cantando & Associates

  • Cynthia Carlson, Campbell/Carlson

  • John F. A. V. Cecil, Biltmore Farms

  • Jeff Clark, Aurora Funds

  • Sue Cole, U.S. Trust

  • Chris Coleman, Green Banana Papers

  • Linda Daniels, Daniels & Daniels

  • Kate Day, Cisco

  • Georgette Dixon, Wachovia

  • Elyn Dortch, Capital South Partners LLC

  • Monica Doss, Council for Entrepreneurial Development

  • Doris Freedman, National Commission on Entrepreneurship

  • Julie Garella, McColl Garella, LLC

  • Doreen Grech, A.M. Pappas & Associates, LLC

  • Charlene Grunwaldt, The Business Journal

  • Tim Gupton, Research Triangle Ventures

  • Elizabeth Hardin, UNC Charlotte

  • Robbie Hardy, Silk Road Partners

  • Kate Hatcher, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

  • Charles Hayes, Research Triangle Regional Partnership

  • Heather A. Hesketh, hesketh.com/inc.

  • Deborah Hylton, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

  • Cary Kinross-Wright, Intersouth Partners

  • Helga Leftwich, Hutchison & Mason

  • Jill Martin, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Chris Matton, The Atlantis Group, LLC

  • Amy Millman, Springboard Enterprises

  • Emma W. Morris, The Morris Group

  • Beverly Murray, r+m creative

  • Mary Musacchia, SAS Institute

  • Joan Myers, NCEITA

  • Anna Spangler Nelson, Wakefield Group

  • Trudy Phillips, Central Alabama Women’s Business Center

  • Joanne Randolph, BizTech

  • Jeff Reid, Kenan-Flagler Business School,UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Brenda Seligmann, Bank of America

  • Christy Shaffer, Inspire Pharmaceuticals

  • Lori Spivey, Financial Directions

  • Ruth Taylor, IBM

  • Beth Traynham, Hughes Pittman & Gupton

  • Charles Tuttle, Piedmont Angel Network

  • Joan Wilbanks, Secureworks

  • April Young, Comerica



Partner Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

Contributor Sponsors

Special Thanks to our Hotel Partner:

Supporting Organizations

  • AeA SE Council

  • Asheville Chamber IT Council

  • BAA – Biotechnology Association of Alabama

  • Birmingham Metropolitan Development Board

  • Central Alabama Women’s Business Center

  • Charlottesville Venture Group

  • Charleston Chamber

  • Coastal Entrepreneurs Council, Wilmington

  • East Carolina for Women Leaders

  • First Round.org

  • Florida Venture Forum

  • Memphis Area Technology Council

  • Metrolina Entrepreneurs Council, Charlotte

  • National Women’s Calendar and Womens Radio

  • NCBio – North Carolina Biotechnology Association

  • NCEITA – North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association

  • NEER – NorthEastern Entrepreneurial Roundtable

  • North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Piedmont Entrepreneurs Network, Greensboro

  • SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives, Raleigh Chapter

  • SELSA – Southeastern Life Science Association

  • Research Triangle Regional Partnership

  • TAG – Technology Association of Georgia

  • ThinkTEC – Charleston

  • TEN – Charlotte

  • TiE – The IndUS Entrepreneurs

  • WISE – Women in Science and Engineering

  • WIT – Women in Technology, Atlanta

Venture Partners

  • A.M. Pappas & Associates, LLC

  • Academy Funds

  • The Atlantis Group

  • The Aurora Funds, Inc.

  • CapitalSouth Partners, LLC

  • Catalysta Partners, LLC

  • D&D Fund 2002, LLC

  • DecisionPoint International

  • Eno River Capital, LLC

  • Franklin Street Partners, Inc.

  • Frontier Capital, LLC

  • The Grosvenor Funds

  • Intersouth Partners

  • Kitty Hawk Capital

  • Noro-Moseley Partners

  • McColl Garella, LLC

  • Piedmont Angel Network

  • Piedmont Venture Partners, Inc.

  • Renaissance Ventures, LLC

  • Research Triangle Ventures, LLC

  • River Cities Capital Funds

  • Southeast Interactive Technology Funds

  • Southern Capitol Ventures

  • Sustainable Job Fund, LP

  • Telecommunications Development Fund

  • TriState Investment Group, LLC

  • truePilot LLC

  • Wakefield Group