Investing in America’s Economic and National Security

Mar 19, 2024


University of Chicago Gleacher Center 450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL


Capitalizing on Reforms to the Federal Government’s $42B Private Investment Program

IVCA members: for Registration information, please contact Christie Pruyn at

Join leaders from the federal government, private investment, and innovation communities for an invite-only discussion on recent reforms to the $42B Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program that provides equity investment and long-term loans to businesses in a wide range of industries. Also participating in the discussion will be the newly established Department of Defense Office of Strategic Capital which aims to increase the amount of capital available to critical technooogy companies.

Leaders participating in the session will include:

  • Bailey DeVries, Associate Administrator, Small Business Administration Office of Investment and Innovation
  • Therese Meers, General Counsel, Small Business Administration
  • Jason Rathje, Director, Department of Defense Office of Strategic Capital

Event agenda runs from 3:00-4:30pm. Reception to follow 4:30-6:00pm.