Tech Council


Tech Council

Springboard’s Technology Council is a well connected, highly respected group of experts across the world of fintech, edtech, fashiontech, security, cloud, big data and analytics, and other technology verticals who invest their “human capital” in Springboard and our pipeline of high-growth, women-led companies.

Members advise and support our annual media/tech industry initiatives by actively advocating on behalf of Springboard among peers and within the business community and by leveraging their expertise and network to provide connections, perspective, prestige and strategic input.

Dana Ardi | Founder & Managing Director, Corporate Anthropology Advisors, LLC

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Nilanjana Bhowmik | Partner, Longworth Venture Partners

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Connie Connors | CEO, Connie Connors, Inc.

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Luan Cox | Founder and CEO, Crowdnetic

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Debra Danielson | Senior Vice President & Distinguished Engineer, CA Technologies

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Jennifer “JJ” Davis | Executive Director, Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, Global Communications, Dell

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Beth Ferriera | COO, WME Venture Partners

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Lauren Flanagan | Managing Partner, BELLE Capital USA

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Dayna Grayson | Partner, New Enterprise Associates

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Sonja Hoel Perkins | Managing Director, The Perkins Fund

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David Horowitz | Founder & CEO, Touchdown Ventures


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Claudia Iannazzo | General Partner, AlphaPrime Ventures

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Maha Ibrahim | General Partner, Canaan Partners

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Paula Jagemann | Founder & CEO, Someone With Group

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Wilma Jordan | Founder & CEO, Jordan Edmiston Group, Inc.

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Lorrie Keating Heinemann | President, Wisconsin Capital Partners

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Emily Keeton | Co-Head M&A, IAC

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Laura Kennedy | VP of Corporate Development, Techstars

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Daphne Kis | Co-founder & CEO, Litmus Health

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Nataly Kogan | Co-Founder & Chief Happiness Officer, Happier Inc.

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Susan Lyne | President, BBG Ventures

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Fran Maier | CEO and Co-Founder, Babierge

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Joy Marcus | EVP, GM Digital Video, CNE, Condé Nast

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Lucy McQuilken | Managing Partner, AtoB Consulting

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Heather Myers | President and Founder, Spark No.9

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Patricia Nakache | General Partner, Trinity Ventures

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Cindy Padnos | Founder & Managing Director, Illuminate Ventures

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Landon Pollack | Managing Partner, Ignite Venture Partners

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Lexa Pope | Consultant

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Lauren-Kristine Pryzant | Analyst, Mercury Fund

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Laurie Racine | Co-Founder, Thunkable

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Judy Robinett | Founder & President, Power Connector

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Heidi Roizen | Operating Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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Rochelle Rothstein | Executive VP of Innovation and Product Strategy, Kaplan Test Prep

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Trisa Thompson | Senior Vice President & Chief Responsibility Officer, Corporate Social Responsibility at Dell Technologies

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Debra Walton | Global Managing Director, Customer Proposition, Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk

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Rachel Weiss | Vice President of Digital Strategy and Interactive Marketing, L'Oréal

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Cherie Whitney | Chief Staff, Virtustream

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Sharon Wienbar | Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners

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