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The Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum

The Sweden - U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 2006

Programme for November 8, 2006


Final programme

Co-Chairs:
Magnus Aronsson, Managing director, ESBRI
Randy Mitchell, U.S. International Trade Strategist for Private Equity,
U.S. Department of Commerce



8.30 Registration opens

09.00-09.30 Introduction and Welcoming addresses
Magnus Aronsson, Manging Director, ESBRI
Honorable Michael Wood, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
Sven Sjögren, Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications

9.30-10.10 Panel I: Where Angels Dare to Go? On funding from business angels.
Chair: Clare Fairfield, Concerto Ventures
Katarina Bonde, Managing director, Kubicorp
Kimberlie Cerrone, Business angel and Board member
Mark Ollila, founder and non-executive director, Telcogames
Torbjörn Wård, CEO and Co-founder, Aptilo Networks

10.10-10.40 Questions and Answers

10.40-11.10 Networking and coffee

11.10-11.40 Panel II: The Role of Government for Access to Capital
Chair: Magnus Aronsson, ESBRI
Kristi Craig, Senior Investment Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration
Göran Marklund, Director, VINNOVA
Mikael Karlsson, Managing Director, Rendera Seed Capital

11.40-12.10 Questions and answers

12.10-13.20 Lunch and networking

13.20-14.00 Panel III: The Few, the Proud the Venture Capital Funded!
Chair: Randy Mitchell, U.S. Department of Commerce
Tom Berggren, Managing Director, SVCA
Dev Ganesan, President and CEO of Intelliworks Inc
Clare Fairfield, Managing Director, Concerto Ventures

14.00-14.30 Questions and answers

14.30-15.00 Networking and refreshments

15.00-15.40 Panel IV: Private vs Public Capital: Policies and Sources
Chair: Lars Nyberg, Director, NUTEK
Scévole de Cazotte, Senior Policy Director, European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Andy Tsao, Senior Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank
Christer Lindberg, Managing Director, ALMI Företagspartner Stockholm
Charlotte Bohman, President & CEO, Fanerkompaniet AB

15.40-16.10 Questions and answers

16.10-16.30 Swedish Policy for Entrepreneurship and Access to Capital
Jöran Hägglund, State Secretary, Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications

16.30-16.55 Concluding panel
Katarina Bonde, Managing Director, Kubicorp.
Kimberlie Cerrone, Business angel and Board member
Clare Fairfield, Managing Director, Concerto Ventures
Jöran Hägglund, State Secretary, Swedish Ministry of Industry Employment and Communications

16.55-17.00 Concluding remarks from the co-chairs
Magnus Aronsson, ESBRI
Randy Mitchell, U.S. Department of Commerce

17.00-17.45 Reception and more networking opportunities


Programme for November 9, 2006: Seminar Day

With reservation for changes


8.30 Registration and coffee

09.00 Introduction to the day

9.30 Parallel seminars

In all seminars experienced people from the U.S. and Sweden will participate.

Seminar 1: Creating Policies for Access to Capital
This seminar is mainly geared towards national, regional and local policy makers seeking to enhance and understand the role of government in debt and equity funding.

Seminar 2: Venture Capitalist Training and Trends
This seminar is mainly geared towards venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. In this seminar, focus will be on recent trends in valuations, exits etc. It will also include a discussion on how people can be trained to become venture capitalists.

Seminar 3: Structuring and Managing Business Angel Groups
The seminar is mainly geared towards people with an interest in the development of angel groups. Either you can be active as a business angel or as a manager of business angel groups.

10.30-10.50 Coffee Break

10.50-11.45 Parallel seminars (continued)

11.45 Sharing ideas from the three parallel groups

12.15 Lunch and networking


Space is limited! Upon registration, please mention which seminar you want to participate in. To register for the Seminar Day, please send an e-mail to helene.thorgrimsson@esbri.se

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