'Springboard 2001: New York' Selects Fort Lauderdale-Based Xicat Interactive To Present at March Venture Forum Showcasing Women Entrepreneurs

Mar 14, 2001, 00:00 ET from Springboard Enterprises

    NEW YORK, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Springboard Enterprises today announced
 it has selected Xicat Interactive as one of the 25 women-led companies that
 will present their businesses at "Springboard 2001: New York," a venture
 capital forum showcasing women-led high-growth businesses.  The forum is
 hosted by Springboard Enterprises, JP Morgan Partners, Quetzal/JP Morgan
 Partners and the Flatiron Foundation.
     Presenting companies were chosen from a field of over 300 applicants by a
 committee of the area's leading venture capitalists and service providers.
 The forum showcases 25 women seeking seed, early and later stage funding for
 their high-growth businesses.  Presenting companies are primarily
 headquartered throughout the New York tri-state area with Xicat Interactive
 being one the only businesses from out of town and the only business from
 South Florida.  The New York forum presenters join 125 past Springboard
 presenters from Silicon Valley, the Mid-Atlantic and New England, who have
 raised over $400 million for their companies since January 2000.
     "The women chosen to present at 'Springboard 2001: New York' represent the
 next wave of successful entrepreneurs in this capital-rich city," said Kay
 Koplovitz, national host of the New York forum.  "These forums provide women
 entrepreneurs with access to the 'who's who' within the investment community."
     Jaimee Wolf, Chief Executive Officer of Xicat Interactive, stated, "We are
 a young company with growing sales and a business plan that is very much on
 target.  Since inception our only concern has been the availability of the
 right capital resources to make the company grow faster.  I am amazed at the
 magnitude and professional development of the presenters at this conference
 and hope that we can portray the same enthusiasm when it is our turn to
     About Xicat Interactive
     Xicat Interactive is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based software developer.
 Specializing primarily in the video gaming industry, Xicat publishes games for
 the computer as well as Sony Playstation, Playstation II, Sega Dreamcast,
 Nintendo 64, Gameboy and Color Gameboy.  The company's current catalogue
 includes over 18 current titles with additional titles scheduled for release
 later in the year.  With the large number of current titles and the growing
 number of anticipated releases, Xicat is believed to be the largest gaming
 software publisher in the State of Florida and fast becoming recognized as a
 major player in the industry.
     About Springboard Enterprises
     Springboard is a national initiative to accelerate women's access to the
 equity markets as both entrepreneurs and investors.  Springboard Enterprises,
 in collaboration with leading entrepreneurial and business organizations, key
 technology partners and corporations, has launched a series of venture capital
 forums showcasing women entrepreneurs who are leading technology and life
 science companies.  These forums are designed to increase investments in
 women-led firms and facilitate new deal flow to investors.  For more
 information about 'Springboard 2001: New York,' including a full list of
 presenters and registration details, please visit www.springboard2000.org.

SOURCE Springboard Enterprises