On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, NYSCI will be hosting its annual Gala, An Evening of Science and Inspiration, at Cipriani 42 in Manhattan. As a preview, we will be profiling our honorees here on NYSCI’s website.


NYSCI is proud to honor Jeanne M. Sullivan with the Vision and Venture Award, for her dedication to supporting and mentoring a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Jeanne is co-founder of StarVest Partners, a New York venture capital firm created in 1998, with $400 million under management. Prior to her venture experience, Jeanne gained her operating experience with AT&T and Bell Labs while serving in product and industry marketing roles, working tirelessly to promote gender equality in the workplace through her support and mentoring of women entrepreneurs. She has spent 28 years in the technology sector encompassing both extensive operating and investing experience with technology companies.

Jeanne serves on the board of New York Venture Capital Association, is a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School, and is an Athena Entrepreneur Fellow for Barnard College. She also serves as advisor for many women-focused organizations that work to “fund and fuel” women entrepreneurs, and is on the global board of trustees of Astia, an organization that empowers high growth women entrepreneurs.

Forbes cited Sullivan as “one of the women VCs changing the world – grooming the next generation of female entrepreneurs.” Jeanne has also been honored by the New York with the OPEL award, recognizing Outstanding Professionals for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

For more information about the gala, and to reserve the limited seats available, click here.

NYSCI honors Jeanne Sullivan, Co-founder of StarVest Partners from NYSCI on Vimeo.