Springboard: Southwest 2002 Launches Venture Capital Forum Showcasing Women Entrepreneurs
DALLAS, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Forum Producers, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs -- Texas and Springboard Enterprises announce a Dec. 3, 2001 deadline to receive applications from women entrepreneurs interested in presenting at the Springboard: Southwest 2002 Venture Capital Forum. The forum will showcase women-led and women-founded high-growth companies seeking seed to later stage funding. Co-hosted by Fidelity Investments and Capital Across America, Springboard: Southwest 2002 will be March 21, 2002 at Fidelity's Westlake Campus in the Dallas Metroplex. Women entrepreneurs can apply online at www.springboard2000.org . Companies selected to present at Springboard: Southwest 2002 will represent high-growth industries, including technology, software, biotechnology and life sciences. Presenters must be women with a significant equity position and a key management role (CEO, President, Founder or Co-Founder, CFO, COO, CIO or CTO). Companies headquartered in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Arizona and New Mexico will be given priority consideration, but the process is open to entrepreneurs across the country. Springboard: Southwest 2002 is the eighth Forum hosted under the Springboard banner. To date, the Forums have attracted more than 2000 applicants and featured 176 women entrepreneurs presenting their companies to investors. Springboard presenters have raised nearly $600 million in equity capital. "As the leading entrepreneurial service organization in the community, we have the opportunity to work with many dynamic women entrepreneurs who are building high-growth companies," said Jamie Wyrick, president of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs -- Texas (FWE-Texas). "FWE-Texas is pleased to showcase these top women entrepreneurs in the southwest, providing investors with highly qualified investment opportunities." Recruitment is well underway. In addition to a regional launch event hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, launch events also were held in Dallas and Houston and were hosted by the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Houston Technology Center. The Capital Network will host an additional launch event Oct. 30, 2001 in Austin. Leaders from the entire Southwest Region are invited to participate in a Virtual Launch on the Web Nov. 16, 2001. For more information visit www.springboard2000.org . Current Forum Sponsors JPMorganChase, The Telecommunications Development Fund, Enron Investment Partners, Sevin Rosen Funds, TL Ventures, JP Morgan Partners, Quetzal/JP Morgan Partners, Flatiron Foundation FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Caudle (email@example.com) Vollmer (972) 488-4790 MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X35385854
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