The Paley Center for Media, formerly the Museum of Television & Radio, is creating the first venture-capital forum to showcase women-led media companies, spotlighting the innovations of female entrepreneurs in all areas of the media sector to angel, venture, and corporate investors.
The Paley Center is launching the forum, called ALLTHINGSMEDIA, in partnership with Sringboard Enterprises.
“ALLTHINGSMEDIA offers the unique collaboration of successful women in media and entrepreneurial women who are creating the next generation of media,” former USA Network chief Kay Koplovitz, chairman of venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises and a Paley Center board member, said in a prepared statement. “Since its inception in 2000, Springboard has presented 360 companies that have raised over $4 billion in growth capital to fuel their businesses,” she said.
“We intend to bring the powerful Springboard and She Made It networks to the table to support this innovative program and promote talented women led ventures in the media sector.”
The ALLTHINGSMEDIA Venture Capital Forum is scheduled for Oct. 30, following an eight month outreach, recruitment, and coaching program. The forum will recruit women who have launched media-oriented businesses and are seeking institutional equity investment to fund growth.
The forum is open to emerging media and entertainment businesses in all sectors including television, radio, print, outdoor, video games, search, social networking, digital services, e-commerce, animation, software, among others.