Kay Koplovitz is the founder of USA Network and the SyFy Channel, and served as Chairperson & CEO from 1977 until the company was sold for $4.5 Billion in 1998. She created the business model for cable program networks by introducing two revenue streams—licensing and advertising. Among her notable accomplishments includes a nomination as Chairman of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) in 1998 by President Clinton. Ms. Koplovitz co-founded Springboard Enterprises, which was launched in 2000 to raise venture capital for women entrepreneurs. Since its inception, Springboard Enterprises has presented 600 companies that have raised $7 billion in new capital, including 11 IPO’s. In 2015, she co-founded the Springboard Fund to invest in Springboard portfolio companies. Ms. Koplovitz is the author of, Bold Women, Big Ideas (2002) and Been There, Run That (2015). She currently serves on the boards of CA Technologies, Time Inc. and Ion Media.
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