WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Springboard Enterprises, in partnership with Silicon Valley-based Life Sciences Angels and with the support of the Stanford Medical and Law Schools, will host a forum presenting some of the most transformational early stage ventures led by women. The 30 companies and CEOs selected are highly qualified, serve large and rapidly growing markets and offer a wide range of opportunities within the sector including drug platforms, devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, health care products and health IT.
The Stanford event is the second stop of Springboard's 2009 forum "road show" program where faculty, students, angel, venture, and corporate investors get a preview of 30 women-led life sciences companies. In addition to the presentations, the featured speaker is distinguished scientist Dr. George Poste, founder of the BioScience center at ASU and former Chief Science and Technology Officer and President of Research & Development for SmithKline Beecham.
"Springboard has had an outstanding ten-year record of recruiting, qualifying, coaching and showcasing great companies that deliver positive returns to their investors," stated Kay Koplovitz, co-founder and chairman of Springboard Enterprises. "Today's innovations in life sciences are nothing less than miraculous and we've identified some of the most exciting innovations being commercialized by a group of very talented and accomplished women."
Over one hundred companies from across the U.S. and abroad applied to take part in AllThingsLifeSciences 2009.
The Stanford forum is the second leg of a three-event road show. During October selected companies also presented at events at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and will travel to New York City on October 30.
Presenting Companies for the AllThingsLifeSciences: Venture Capital Forum road show:
A&G Pharmaceuticals, Maryland
AdhereTx Corporation, Massachusetts
Arcxis Biotechnologies, California
Arriva Pharmaceuticals, California
Ativa Medical, Minnesota
Avaxia Biologics, Massachusetts
BioMarker Strategies, Maryland
CanFel Bio, California
Closys Corporation, Minnesota
Cognition Therapeutics, Inc, Pennsylvania
Curemark, New York
Design Medix, Oregon
Epicardial Technologies, California
EraGen BioSciences, Wisconsin
Evidence-Based Solutions, New York
InfraTrac, Inc, Maryland
Michelle's Miracle, Michigan
Moerae Matrix, Indiana
Pasteuria Bioscience Inc, Florida
Semprae Laboratories, Inc, New Jersey
Slender Medical, Israel
SPR Therapeutics, Ohio
Stemina Biomarker Discovery, Wisconsin
Zenobia Therapeutics, California
AllThingsLifeSciences Road Show Co-hosts: Life Science Angels; Phenomenelle Angels; New York City Investment Fund and New York City Biotech Association. Sponsors: Aetna Foundation; Alexandria Real Estate; Covington and Burling LLP; Grant Thornton LLP; Morrison Foerster LLP; Merck & Co; MetLife; the Wisconsin Department of Commerce; Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions; The University of Wisconsin College of Letters and Science; Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. The Venue sponsors: The George Washington University's Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence; University of Wisconsin/Madison's Fluno Center; Stanford's Medical and Law Schools; and PricewaterhouseCoopers . Contributors: Women In Bio and Guard Dog Brand Development.
Venture-Catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the go-to organization for information about and support for emerging growth ventures led by women. Springboard recruits, qualified, coaches, showcases, and supports women entrepreneurs as they seek equity capital and build their businesses. The 380 companies that have been showcased at Springboard forums have raised over $4.5 billion in equity, grants, and corporate investments and provided positive returns for their investors including 7 IPOs. Springboard Enterprises is supported by Patron Sponsors AETNA Foundation; AON; Capital One Bank, NASDAQ Foundation; Venable LLP, Grant Thornton LLP, and The George Washington University and Center For Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE).
SOURCE Springboard Enterprises