Springboard Enterprises, Founder
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. Next up: Koplovitz created Springboard Enterprises to raise venture capital specifically for women entrepreneurs. And may we add that companies selected and represented by Springboard have raised over $5.5 billion and have had positive liquidity events for investors, including IPOs.
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.
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