April 4, 2023

SEC Sets the Agenda for its Annual Small Business Forum

The SEC’s 42nd Annual Small Business Forum is set to take place later this month on April 24-27, 2023. The event is hosted by the Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation pursuant to the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980. The purpose of the event is to gather feedback to improve capital raising policy for startups to smaller public companies and their investors.

In anticipation of the event, the SEC is soliciting policy recommendations on small business capital raising. These recommendations can be submitted in advance to At the end of each day’s session, participants in the program will have the opportunity to prioritize policy recommendations related to each day’s topic, and after the event, a report will be delivered to Congress.

The agenda for the event contemplates coverage of a number of important topics:

– Exploring the Early-Stage Landscape: Trends and Strategies in Capital Raising
– Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Laying the Groundwork to Support Small Businesses and Their Investors
– Investing in Small Business: Successes and Challenges Facing Smaller Funds
– Accessing the Public Markets: Becoming and Staying a Public Reporting Company

Registration for the event is required. The registration link and additional information about the 2023 Forum will continue to be updated on the forum website.

– Dave Lynn