Kay Koplovitz is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Springboard Fund. She is a seasoned investor and mentor to companies through all stages of growth. Ms. Koplovitz is the founder and former Chairman & CEO of USA Networks, which includes USA Network, the Sci-Fi Channel, and USA Networks International – today multi-billion dollar television cable television networks. Ms. Koplovitz ran the company for 21 years before stepping down in 1998, at which time it was sold for $4.5 billion. She is co-founder of Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit accelerator that has fostered the investment of more than $7 billion in women-led firms, and has served as its Chairman since inception.
Some of Ms. Koplovitz’s notable accomplishments include her nomination as Chairman of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) in 1998 by President Clinton as well as the publication of her book Bold Women, Big Ideas: Learning to Play the High Risk Entrepreneurial Game, written by Ms. Koplovitz to inform and inspire women entrepreneurs. She recently published Been There, Run That, an anthology of best practices from Springboard Enterprises’ expert network of thought leaders. Ms. Koplovitz is frequently interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, CNBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg TV.
Ms. Koplovitz serves on corporate boards, including CA Technologies, Time Inc., and ION Media Networks. She also serves as trustee for The Paley Center for Media, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin. Previous board positions include Kate Spade, Oracle, Instinet, Nabisco, General Re, and Sun New Media.
Ms. Koplovitz holds a master degree in Communications from Michigan State University where she was a National Merit Scholar. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin and holds honorary doctorate degrees from Michigan State University, St. Johns University, Emerson College, and Canisius College.
Co-Founder and President
Amy Millman has established a successful career as an advocate working for and with business and government officials to develop and implement national business development and policy initiatives. In 2000, she co-founded non-profit venture Springboard Enterprises whose mission is to facilitate women entrepreneurs' access to the equity markets. The organization hosts educational programs and forums to provide women entrepreneurs with access to investors and information about sources and uses of equity capital.
Previously, Amy served as the Executive Director of a federal government commission focused on developing policy and initiatives concerning women's business ownership. Earlier in her career, she represented the interests of several corporate and industry groups before the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Amy has served on the boards of many organizations including her current service on the boards of JumpStartInc and Enterprising Women magazine. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and holds a masters degree from The George Washington University. She and her family reside in the Washington, D.C. area.
Joshua Henderson’s expertise is in building, maintaining and expanding relationships with and within entrepreneurial ecosystems. As the Director of Programming, Joshua oversees Springboard’s suite of programs and manages direct relationships with the vast network of women entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts in the Springboard community. Since taking leadership of Springboard’s annual seed- and growth-stage business accelerator in 2008, Joshua has strategically engaged this network to evaluate, select and coach over 120 high-growth, women-led companies as they seek equity capital for expansion. Joshua is also the Geek-in-Residence at Springboard where he leverages technology to streamline and augment the organization’s operational capabilities. Prior to Springboard, Joshua founded and chaired Georgetown University’s Business Plan Competition (now Hoya Challenge) and helped spark an entrepreneurial movement at the University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and English.
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