Kay Koplovitz, Founder, Springboard Enterprises
As if founding USA Networks wasn’t enough, Kay Koplovitz then launched the Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy Channel – whatever), bringing smiles to the faces of techies everywhere. It doesn’t stop there – far from it. Koplovitz then created Springboard Enterprises to raise venture capital specifically for women entrepreneurs. And may we just add that companies selected and represented by Springboard have raised over $5.5 billion and have had positive liquidity events for investors, including IPOs.
And for the record, it was Koplovitz who launched major professional and collegiate sports on cable television by negotiating the first contracts and creating first cable coverage for Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.
Her latest: Springboard Enterprises is one of the partners behind the New York Fashion Tech Lab, fostering early and growth stage companies that are innovating at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology. All of which makes her legendary and nothing short of awesome!
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