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
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