The whole recipe is in this book.
Forty-five proven entrepreneurs—thought leaders in technology, media, e-commerce, software and life sciences—share their best practices from the trenches to power the success of others. All the tools you’ll need are in this book, whether you’re starting out or deep into the growth phases of your second or third company. Here is real-life, actionable information from those who have “been there, run that.”
Selected and with intros and takeaways by Kay Koplovitz, who created the basic cable network business model that continues to drive the industry. Koplovitz is the founder of USA Network and the Syfy Channel—the first woman network president in television history—and Chairman and Co-creator of Springboard Enterprises.
Alumnae of the Springboard program have become successful in all fields and have gone on to found companies that include Zipcar, ConstantContact, AgraQuest, iRobot, ViaCord and Minute Clinic.
Springboard Enterprises is an expert network of innovators, investors and influencers that fosters venture capital investments in women-led, high-growth companies. Since 2000, 562 women entrepreneurs have participated in Springboard’s programs. To date, Springboard portfolio companies have raised over $6.6 billion in financing, have created tens of thousands of new jobs and have generated billions of dollars in annual revenues.
All of the author’s net proceeds from “Been There, Run That” will benefit Springboard Enterprises.
Kay Koplovitz, the founder of USA Network and first woman network president in television history, negotiated the first cable coverage contracts for sports franchises including the NBA, the NHL, and Major League Baseball. A true visionary, she designed the cable network business model still in use today.
After selling USA Networks in 1998, Koplovitz turned to venture capital funders to raise money for new business ideas. She found that over 95% of venture capitalists in America are male—and most of their money goes to men. To even the playing field, she co-founded Springboard Enterprises, an organization dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs break down the barriers to equitable venture capital funding. Alumnae from the Springboard program have become successful in all fields and have gone on to found companies that include Zipcar, ConstantContact, AgraQuest and iRobot.
Koplovitz is the author of “Bold Women, Big Ideas.”
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