Springboard Enterprises

SW 2002

Southwest 2002

 About Southwest: 2002

Co-hosted by Springboard Enterprises, Fidelity Investments, Capital Across America, and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs – Texas, the Springboard: Southwest 2002 program featured 15 of the most promising high-growth, women-led companies in technology and life sciences from the southwest states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Arizona and New Mexico. The Forum was held on March 21, 2002 at Fidelity Investments’ Conference Center  in Dallas, TX, showcasing the entrepreneurs before an audience of the area’s top corporate, angel, and venture investors.

Launch Sponsors



  • Warren Electric


Forum Committees

Entrepreneur Recruiting Committee Chairs

  • Linda Roach, Pacesetter Ventures

  • Mae Reeves, JPMorganChase

Investor Recruiting Committee Chairs

  • Deborah Gage, New Ventures

  • Carrie Nortan, Gibson Consulting Group

  • Pat Hamner, Capital Southwest Corporation

  • Terry Rock, Centerpoint Ventures

Screening Committee Co-Chairs

  • Heather Gilker, Opus Ventures

  • Whitney Johns-Martin, Capital Across America

  • Al Schuele, Sevin Rosen Funds

Coaching Committee Co-Chairs

  • Guy Hoffman, TL Ventures

  • Molly Pieroni, JatoTech Ventures

Resource Committee Chair

  • Carol Nichols, JPMorganChase

Forum Committee Co-Chairs

  • Cathy Bonner, The Women’s Museum

  • Bob Fabbio, Vieo

  • Judy Odom, Software Spectrum

Forum Committee Members

  • Elaine Agather, JPMorganChase

  • Denise Brosseau, Forum For Women Entrepreneurs

  • Marilyn Bushey, NAWBO – DFW

  • Judith Cone, Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Gale Duff-Bloom

  • Julie England, Texas Instruments

  • Paul Frison, The Houston Technology Center

  • Deborah Gage, New Ventures Group

  • Jan Gaulding, Sevin Rosen Funds

  • Heather Gilker, Ranger Capital Group

  • Jack Gill, Vanguard Ventures

  • Pat Hamner, Capital Southwest Corporation

  • Linda W. Hart, Hart Group, Inc.

  • Guy Hoffman, TL Ventures

  • Charlie Humphreyson, HO2 Ventures

  • Karyl Innis, The Innis Company

  • Laura Kilcrease, Triton Ventures

  • Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Suzy Kriscunas, The Riverside Company

  • Don Lawhorn, Pacesetter Capital Group

  • Bobby Lyle, Lyco Energy

  • Paula Mann, Sunbelt Telecommunications

  • Whitney Johns Martin, Capital Across America

  • Anne Mendelsohn, MD Anderson

  • Amy Millman, Springboard Enterprises

  • Dennis Murphree, Murphree Venture Partners

  • Carol Nichols, JPMorgan Chase

  • Carrie Norton, Gibson Consulting Group

  • Scott Myers, Crossroads Group

  • Karen Britton Nielsen, Dallas/Fort Worth TechBiz

  • Penny Pickett, The Telecommunications DevelopmentFund

  • Molly Pieroni, JatoTech Ventures

  • Doug Reed, Fidelity Investments

  • Mae Reeves, JPMorgan Chase

  • Linda Roach, Pacesetter Capital Group

  • Terry Rock, Centerpoint Ventures

  • Dana Rowlett, EDS

  • Al Schuele, Sevin Rosen Funds

  • Cece Smith, Phillips Smith Machens

  • Carol Thompson, The Thompson Group

  • Helen Vollmer, Vollmer Public Relations

  • Jamie Wyrick, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs – Texas



Series Sponsors

Forum Partner Sponsors

Forum Supporting Sponsors

Forum Contributing Sponsors

Bootcamp Host Sponosr

Kick-off Reception Sponsor

  • Hart Group,Inc.

Launch Partners

Supporting Organizations