Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Access to Capital-Latest Developments in Financing, Foreign Capital and Crowdfunding

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Access to Capital: Latest Developments in Financing, Foreign Capital, and Crowdfunding

Description:  Business experts and academics discuss the ongoing challenge of access to capital for minority entrepreneurs and businesses.  In this panel, experts who will discuss the latest developments in securing capital to finance or grow media and telecom businesses, including opportunities presented by the FCC’s recent relaxation of the broadcast foreign ownership rules, latest broadband infrastructure enhancements, the Obama Administration’s JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, and even how social media crowdfunding can be used to fund minority businesses.


Presiding Officer:
Ronald Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Ronson Network Services Corp.; Treasurer, MMTC

Monica Desai, Partner, Patton Boggs; Former Media Bureau Chief, Federal Communications Commission

Bruce Lincoln, Founder and Chief Design Scientist, Urban Cyberspace Company; Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Columbia University
Duane C. McKnight, Senior Partner, Syncom Venture Partners
Mace Rosenstein, Partner, Covington and Burling LLP
Michael McKenzie, Partner and Chief Strategist, Grain Management, LLC
Patrick S. Campbell, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP