Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Access to Capital Day for Geithner

This means, of course, propaganda on how tax payer money will be taken and diverted to the connected, access is exactly right! As far as topics like "Financing Small-Cap Companies: IPOs". This is a total joke. Securities regulations have totally wiped out the small-cap IPO market. Unless a company has found a major venture capital firm to sponsor them, the deal won't get done honestly. The only groups that do small cap deals (outside of the venture capital deals), are very often mob connected, since they are the only ones who are not afraid to ignore the overbearing regulations. But, of course, they will rip off both the investors in these companies and the companies themselves. It's tragic, but completely the result of absurd securities regulations.

Panel moderators for this  nonsense will include Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills, and Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership and Co-founder of Priceline. The conference is called, Access to Capital: Fostering Growth and Innovation for Small Companies


8:30 AM EDT


Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and

Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills

8:50 AM EDT


Pre-IPO Funding: Seed Capital, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity

Moderator: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner


· Desh Deshpande, Chairman of Sparta Group and Member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

· Alex Laskey, President and Founder of OPOWER

· Ann Miura-Ko, Partner at Floodgate Capital and Lecturer at Stanford University

· Duane McKnight, Senior Partner of SYNCOM

· Joann Price, Co-founder and Partner at Fairview Capital

9:45 AM EDT


IPOs and Alternative Liquidity Platforms: Capital Market Access for Small Businesses

Moderator: Scott Case, CEO of Startup America Partnership and Co-founder of Priceline


· Paul Deninger, Senior Managing Director at Evercore Partners

· Seth Goldman, Founder of Honest Tea

· Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President of New Listings and Capital Markets at NASDAQ

· Kate Mitchell, Managing Director at Scale Venture Partners and Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association

· Chuck Newhall, Co-founder of New Enterprise Associates

11:00 AM EDT


Accessing Credit Throughout the Lifecycle of a Small Company

Moderator: Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills


· Michael Arougheti, President of Ares Capital

· William Bynum, CEO of HOPE Enterprise Corporation

· Greg Becker, President of Silicon Valley Bank

· Jessica Jackley, CEO of Profounder and Founder of KIVA

12:15 PM EDT


Hosted by Senior Obama Administration Officials

Breakout Session Topics (two breakout sessions per topic):

Spurring Innovation: Transforming an Idea into a Business

Hosts: Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States

Aneesh Chopra, Associate Director for the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Michael Mundaca, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy

Don Graves, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

Capitalizing a Growing Company: Growth Equity and Debt Financing

Hosts: Jake Siewert, Counselor to the Treasury Secretary

Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Donna Gambrell, Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development

Financing Small-Cap Companies: IPOs, Credit and Alternative Liquidity Platforms

Hosts: Mary Miller, Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets

John Bellows, Treasury Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy

Jeffrey Goldstein, Treasury Undersecretary for Domestic Finance

Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council

2:10PM EDT


Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council

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