In May, I posted an entry about Springboard Venture Capital Forum for women entrepreneurs in Chicago. Now, it's happening in Boston, too.
From their publicity:
On November 18th, 20-25 women entrepreneurs will take the stage at the Harvard Business School to present their businesses to over 200 of the most influential venture capital and private investors in the New England and New York areas. The Springboard Venture Capital Forum is a national program designed to increase investments in women-led firms and facilitate new deal flow to investors. ...
CWE-Springboard targets high-growth businesses in the technology and life sciences industries that seek seed, first, or later stage funding. Women entrepreneurs who apply must have a senior leadership position in the company (e.g. CEO, President, Founder, CFO, COO, VP, etc.) and hold a parity equity stake in their company relative to other members of senior management. To apply, please submit an online application at www.springboardenterprises.org. There is a $50 application fee. The application deadline is September 7, 2005.
So, if there are any women entrepreneurs reading this who fit those criteria, here's an opportunity for you. Nationwide, the participants have raised over $2B!