Committees: Tech Innovation Hub

Committees for the Tech Innovation Hub are continually being updated. Check back for updates.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is a core group of Springboard advisors who provide strategic direction for the program and are actively engaged in evaluating candidates for the program.

Faz Bashi | Lead Venture Investor, Portfolia FemTech Fund

Read his bio here.

Ellen Corenswet | Corporate Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

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Luan Cox | Founder & CEO, FinMkt

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Debra Danielson | CTO, Digital Guardian

Debra-DanielsonRead her bio here.

Kathe P. Fox, Ph.D. | Informatics Consultant

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Lorelei Graham | Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

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Irene Hrusovsky | Managing Director, BELLE Capital USA

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Jeff Makowka | Director, Market Innovation, AARP

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Kelly McVearry | Managing Partner, Hypatia Group

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Heather Myers | President & Founder, Spark No.9

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Alison Taunton-Rigby | Director & Trustee, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Financial Services

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Murielle Thinard-McLane | CEO, 2PG


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Tracy Warren | CEO, Astarte Ventures

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Alumnae Committee

The Alumnae Committee is a group of alumnae entrepreneurs that have been through a Springboard program and play a key role in recruiting companies, participating in Regional Selection Interviews, and supporting the selected companies as part of their advisory teams.

Screening Committee

The Screening Committee is a group of investors, corporate executives, and other business experts who evaluate program applicants online and at our Regional Selection Interviews.

Venture Advisory Committee

The Venture Advisory Committee is a group of angels, VCs, and corporate investors that support the selected companies as part of their advisory teams with a specific focus on helping the companies to develop a fundraising strategy, review their financial projections, and identify which sources of capital they should seek.

Pipeline Partners

Our Pipeline Partners are industry organizations that leverage their networks to promote our call for applications and refer us to qualified candidate companies within their networks.