The FCC‘s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) will host a Small Business & Emerging Technologies Conference and Tech Fair.
This important event will focus on innovation by fledgling entrepreneurs in information technology and telecomm, with an additional focus on small businesses, and particularly minority and women-owned tech start-ups. This event will examine some of the challenges that tech start-ups face, as well as some of the more specific issues that often preclude technical innovation in the minority business community. This conference and tech fair will be an all-day event with panel discussions on entity formation and incubation, early stage investment strategies, and a showcase of app designers, software/hardware manufacturers, and Internet-based business owners.
In addition to panel discussions, the “Fast Pitch” Program will provide tech entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity to present their ideas/products to – and get feedback from – experts on launching and capitalizing new businesses. So far, luminaries from Springboard Enterprises, New Advantage Group, Silicon Harlem, the District of Columbia’s Office for Planning and Economic development, and many others have already signed on to participate.
All persons interested in attending this informative event in person are asked to register by contacting OCBO at (202) 418-0990 or via e-mail at TechFair@fcc.gov.
This event will be streamed live. Persons interested in participating via the Internet may do so by logging on to www.fcc.gov/ocbo.