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Venturing for capital at HBS

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Harvard Business School, which pioneered the study of entrepreneurship more than 50 years ago, played host on Nov. 3 to the New England forum of Springboard 2000, a national organization dedicated to linking women entrepreneurs to investors. Chosen from a field of more than 300 candidates, 29 women, including Diane Hessan, MBA ’77 (above), and four other HBS alumnae, presented their business plans to an audience of venture capitalists. Two previous sessions, including one in Silicon Valley, netted presenters more than $250 million in funding. Springboard’s next stop will be New York City in March.