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New York, NY, United States, 2011/03/21 - Kay Koplovitz to join the ranks of David Belasco's award winning guests such as Mark Burnett, Quincy Jones, Tom Freston and others at University of Southern California Marshall School of business hightly acclaimed series, "The Leap".
Kay Koplovitz, Founder of USA Networks and Sci-Fi Channel and Chairman of the Board of Liz Claiborne, Inc. and Springboard Enterprises will be interviewed by David Belasco, Adjunct Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles for his masterclass “Take the Leap!” on March 23, 2011. Ms. Koplovitz will share her experience as a visionary in Cable TV, establishing Madison Square Garden Sports which later became the #1 cable channel, USA NETWORKS and talk about the highly successful non-for profit she cofounded, Springboard Enterprises.
Kay Koplovitz commented, “It always exciting to address the next generation of entrepreneurs and I hope to leave them a bit more inspired through my own experiences” She also remarked, “I’m also looking forward to being on David Belasco’s masterclass at USC. David Belasco has brought many illustrious individuals whom I admire to share their experiences and I’m really pleased to be able to participate in these conversations.”
David Belasco said “Kay is a pioneer in cable television and, through her example and her leadership at Springboard Enterprises, she pushes and empowers the next generation of entrepreneurs. The students are excited to welcome her to USC.”
About The Leap (the-leap.com) The Leap, a unique series offered through the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC’s Marshall School of Business. The series, hosted by Adjunct Professor David Belasco, invites entrepreneurs and innovators to share their experiences, advice, and philosophies with students. Previous guests include Quincy Jones, Howard Schultz (Starbucks), Paul Orfalea (Kinko's), Mark Burnett (TV producer), Tom Freston (MTV, Viacom), Tom Barrack (Colony Capital), Jessica Jackley (kiva.org), and Pete Carroll (USC Football).
About the USC Marshall School of Business Based at the crossroads of the Pacific Rim, in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the USC Marshall School of Business is dedicated to training global leaders to make a difference. The school’s complete array of programs annually serve more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, professional and executive-education students, who attend classes at the main University Park campus in Los Angeles, and in satellite facilities in Irvine and North San Diego County. For more information, go to marshall.usc.edu
Springboard Enterprises (springboardenterprises.org) Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts meet to build great women-led businesses. Springboard educates, sources, coaches, showcases and supports high growth companies seeking equity capital for expansion.