FCC Capitalization Strategies Workshop

Capitalization Strategies Workshop

Federal Communications Commission
Thursday, December 8, 2011
9:00 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.
See update: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-311309A1.pdf

The Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities will host its third annual Capitalization Strategies Workshop focused on capital acquisition for small and diverse businesses in the communications industry.

Small, minority- and women-owned business owners interested in telecommunications, broadcasting, or related businesses for which raising capital is a prerequisite, will hear remarks presented by finance experts from both the government and private sectors. Our experts will discuss challenges and strategies for obtaining public or private-sector financing for entrepreneurs seeking to launch new enterprises or to grow existing businesses in broadband, cable and broadcast TV, radio, wireless services, common carrier facilities, and others. The workshop will also cover strategies for ancillary services that provide technological, marketing, and administrative support to businesses in the communications industry.

Finally, the workshop will include 30-minute breakout sessions in which several of our panelists will meet one-on-one with individual entrepreneurs and provide constructive feedback on their business plans.

Interested parties who wish to participate in the breakout sessions must sign up in advance and identify their top two choices of panelists with whom they would like to meet. Please take a moment to review the investment criteria of each of the panelists and select the most appropriate investor with whom you’d like to discuss your business plan and capital needs. Send your business plan or other pertinent business information, together with your preferences for the one-on-one sessions, via e-mail to Karen Beverly, Consumer and Industry Affairs Specialist, OCBO, by no later than Monday, November 21, 2011. Karen may be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (202) 418-0990 or (202) 418-0993. There will be a limited number of breakout sessions, and appointments will be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis.