Agenda: Meeting of SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee
Access to Opportunity: How are Capital Markets Serving Underrepresented Founders

Location: Committee members participate via WebEx
Public will be able to view on

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Time: 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

10:00Call to order; Introductory Remarks by Commissioners
10:20Diversity in Entrepreneurship: An Overview of Statistics and Trends
10:30Access to Opportunity: How are Capital Markets Serving Underrepresented Founders? Businesses need capital to grow and survive, whether that capital is self-financed, from customer revenue, or from third party sources, including investors. Many underrepresented founders, including minorities and women, struggle to access investor capital, which impacts opportunities to grow their businesses. The Committee will listen to and learn from the following speakers’ perspective on capital raising and support for underrepresented founders: (Speakers listed in order of appearance)

12:30Lunch Break
1:30Committee Discussion: Solutions for Inclusive Capital Formation. The Committee will discuss best practices and potential regulatory solutions to enable a more inclusive capital formation ecosystem, drawing from the perspectives shared by the morning’s speakers as well as Committee Members’ own professional and personal experiences.
3:00Wrap-up and Adjournment