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Feb 09, 2010, 08:30 ET from Springboard Enterprises

Life Sciences and Clean Tech Companies Led By Women to Be Showcased

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Springboard Enterprises announced its call for applicants for the AllThingsLifeSciences/CleanTech: 2010 venture capital forum. The forum offers women entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their businesses to angel, venture and corporate investors. Companies seeking investments for product development or commercialization are encouraged to apply online at The priority deadline for applications is March 17, 2010.

Since 2000, Springboard has produced 19 venture forums featuring over 400 women-led companies that have raised $5 billion in equity, grants and corporate investments and have provided positive returns for their investors, including 7 IPOs.

"Springboard Enterprises has had a ten-year track record of recruiting and showcasing great companies that deliver positive returns to their investors," stated Kay Koplovitz, chairman of Springboard. "We are proud to launch our 20th venture capital forum featuring companies in the emerging growth sectors of clean tech and biotech."

The AllThingsLifeSciences/CleanTech: 2010 forum will highlight a broad spectrum of life sciences and clean tech companies with a woman in a key management position, holding a significant equity stake in the company.

Applicants for the forum are qualified by an Investor Screening Committee including notable business leaders from firms such as: ATV Capital; Bristol-Meyers Squib; CHL Medical Partners; Early Stage Partners; Essex Woodlands Health Ventures; Flagship Ventures; New Enterprise Associates; Phenomenelle Angels; Quaker Bio Ventures; SMLS Venture Fund; Triathlon Medical Ventures; and VIMAC Ventures LLC.

Selected companies attend an entrepreneur Bootcamp and are assigned a coaching team to assist in refining their investor presentations. Springboard companies are showcased via virtual and in person meetings to maximize and deepen the connections between program participants and Springboard's international network of entrepreneurs, investors, sector experts and trusted business advisors.

"Springboard is far and away the most valuable experience I've had as an entrepreneur. What [they] have built - the network, real support and coaching - is extraordinary," said Cindy Lander, Moerae Matrix.

Venture-Catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the go-to organization for information about and support for entrepreneurial ventures led by women. Springboard sources, qualifies, coaches, showcases and supports emerging growth companies as they seek equity capital for product development and expansion. The 407 companies that have presented at Springboard forums have raised over $5 billion in equity, grants and corporate investments to date. (

SOURCE Springboard Enterprises