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Funding Women Entrepreneurs, Is Crowdfunding the Future?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women
Kay Koplovitz

Crowdfunding is a hot topic these days, as the JOBS Act Title II provisions opened the market to accredited investors and allowed companies and funds ...

Own Your Voice: A Businesswoman's Most Effective Tool

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman." This tongue-in-cheek statement was spoken by the late "Iron Lady" Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and pioneer for women in politics.

The First Female CEO of a Television Network Offers a Springboard for Other Women

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.07.2013 | Small Business
Natalie Pace

Kay reveals the secret behind the success, including how she strategically positioned herself to be a network CEO, at a time when women were only getting offers to become the secretary.

To Succeed in the 21st Century, Leaders Need to Apply 'Exponential Thinking'

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Exposing leaders in industry and innovation to understand the great potential we have at our command today is critical to their mission to improve the human conditions for the 7.2 billion people on earth.

Kay Koplovitz: Stiletto Network: The Emerging Power of Women's Human Capital

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Time after time, you learn that the characteristics women hold and cherish are becoming more the norm for business today. Attributes such as collaboration diversity, judgment, intuition, partnership, listening, inclusiveness, flexibility, selflessness and loyalty mean a lot.

As for Innovation: My Bet Is on Women in STEM

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The problem of women being left out of the innovation economy is real and the more we connect the dots, not just among entrepreneurs in these fields, but with academics, corporations, researchers and governments looking for public private partnerships, the more successful we will be.

Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' Leadership Sets Tongues Wagging

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

This is a message I have been preaching to women for well over a decade, especially to women entrepreneurs.

What's Up Down Under? 8 Companies Lead Springboard's Inaugural Class

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

I was in Australia last week with our Springboard team to launch our inaugural accelerator program for women entrepreneurs raising equity capital. This is a historic moment.

Bend, Not Break: Wisdom From Entrepreneur Ping Fu

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

One thing I learned about Ping. If she has a goal, she will not be deterred by any obstacles.

Top Picks in Technology and Media in NYC

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

If you want a close look at cutting edge companies that will fuel our economy, you need to know more about 11 amazing women and the companies they have founded.

First Impressions: Angel Investing in India, Part 2

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

As I sat listening to the divergent views emerging among the entrepreneurs, it was clear to me that while some felt they were held back by the cultural expectations of women, others were moving forward with conviction.

First Impressions: Angel Investing In India, Part 1

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

We were encouraged by the open discussion and the expressed expectation of rapid growth even though the entrepreneurial market is nascent in India. This was the first of several meetings we had in New Delhi, but the perception of the challenges and opportunities was beginning to take shape.

Five Things You Should Know About India

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 07.06.2012 | Small Business

Recently, 149 women from 15 nations gathered in Delhi, India, for the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) to learn, network and do business. Alth...

Human Capital: The Doorway to Financial Capital (Part 3)

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

What we all need to recognize is that capital is not based on meritocracy. It's based on relationships. Yes, the business has to be disruptive or at least scalable to attract venture capital. VC's invest in PEOPLE first, and businesses second.

The New Girls Network: Building A Bigger Pie For High-Growth Women-Led Companies

Women 2.0 | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

There are incredible things happening in the startup world for women entrepreneurs.

Women: the Emerging Market in High Growth Businesses: Human Capital (Part 2)

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

When we launched Springboard Enterprises in January 2000 in Silicon Valley, there were more than a few skeptics as to whether we would find enough wom...

Veteran Investors Share Their Top Pitch Pet Peeves

Angela Haines | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

Recently, two seasoned women investors shared their experience about why some pitches don't persuade investors to write checks.

Spotters for Starter Uppers: Helping CEO's Make the Pitch

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

On one of the last sweltering days of summer in New York, a group of 21 eager entrepreneurs gathered for an all day boot camp on how to position their fledgling companies to attract investors.

Looking to Create Jobs? Invest in Women-Led High Growth Companies

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.27.2010 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Today marks the 10th Anniversary of Springboard Enterprises, the venture catalyst organization that selects, trains and presents women entrepreneurs in high growth companies to raise venture capital.