Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 16, 2005
Digiticians, a leading provider of automated managed IT services to the digital home, today announced it has been selected by Springboard: New England to present at its venture forum scheduled for November 18, 2005 at the Harvard Business School. The sixth annual Springboard: New England Forum will feature 21 women-led businesses showcasing their business presentations to more than 200 leading venture capital, corporate, and angel investors and sponsors from New England and along the east coast.
Co-hosted by the Center for Women & Enterprise and Springboard Enterprises, Springboard: New England 2005 companies were juried from around 120 applicants, ranging from seed to later stage rounds and representing some of the most groundbreaking innovations in the life sciences, technology, and consumer industries today. The program features a rigorous screening of applicants, a full-day orientation bootcamp, and a six-week, individualized coaching program. The program culminates in a venture forum showcasing the companies before an audience of corporate, angel, and venture investors.
“Digiticians is honored to have been selected to present at Springboard this year,” says Anne Marie Biernacki, Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Waltham, Massachusetts-based Digiticians. “Our recent successful product launch with Cablevisions’ Optimum Online has led to increased interest in our solutions from many top tier broadband Internet service providers. Digiticians is ready to scale and we believe Springboard will give us the exposure to the high quality private equity audience that will accelerate our ability to grow and capture additional market share.”
“We know this year’s attendants will be amazed by our selected presenters whose outstanding products and innovations will no doubt make huge contributions to the local and global community,” said Donna Good, CEO of the Center for Women & Enterprise, the regional host of Springboard: New England 2005. “With venture capital and angel investing making a strong comeback, this year’s forum should prove exciting and profitable for all involved.”
Digiticians is a leading provider of managed IT services to the Digital Home. Founded in December 2000 by a team of successful career entrepreneurs, the company’s vision is to automate and simplify the management of home digital systems to reduce problems, increase use of time and cost saving devices and tools, and to help average users maximize the value of their broadband Internet connection. The company is privately held and has no institutional investors.
About Springboard Enterprises
Springboard Enterprises is a Washington-DC based non-profit organization educating, promoting and connecting women entrepreneurs to the nation's private investment community. Springboard has demonstrated phenomenal success in increasing women's access to the equity markets and assisting them in growing their businesses. Springboard patrons include The Kauffman Foundation, The George Washington University, Grant Thornton, Bank of America, OPEN American Express and Venable. Springboard Venture Affiliates include the National Venture Capital Association, the Kauffman Fellows Program, ONSET Ventures, Ascend Ventures, CDVCA and NASBIC. Information about Springboard programs and companies can be found at http://www.springboardenterprises.org.
About the Center for Women & Enterprise
Founded in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is the largest regional entrepreneurial training organization in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. CWE’s mission is to empower women to become economically self-sufficient and prosperous through entrepreneurship. CWE offers education, training, technical assistance, women’s business enterprise certification and access to both debt and equity capital to entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. CWE draws its clients from a wide variety of racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, spanning the range from women living in public housing who may want to start home-based or small retail businesses to women running fast growth, multi-million dollar technology businesses. As a non-profit, charitable organization, CWE provides its services on a sliding-scale basis in order to serve all women, regardless of their ability to pay. Since its founding in 1995, CWE has served more than 10,000 entrepreneurs.