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The Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum

The Sweden – U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 2007

Programme, October 11, 2007: Forum Day

Co-Chairs:
Magnus Aronsson, Managing Director, ESBRI
Randy Mitchell, U.S. International Trade Strategist for Private Equity and Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce

8.30 Registration opens

9.00-9.30 Introduction and welcoming address
Magnus Aronsson, Managing Director, ESBRI
Honorable Michael Wood, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
Jöran Hägglund, State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications

9.30-10.10 Panel I: The One Big Thing - Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Alternative Energy and Cleantech
Chair: C.P. Shankar, American Grid Inc
Michael Wood, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
Jöran Hägglund, State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
David Widawsky, Associate Director, Office of Environmental Policy Innovation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
André Heinz, General Partner, Sustainable Technology Capital

10.10-10.40 Questions and Answers

10.40-11.10 Networking and coffee

11.10-11.50 Panel II: The Role of Government for Access to Capital
Chair: Magnus Aronsson, ESBRI
Randy Mitchell, U.S. Department of Commerce
Per Eriksson, Director General, VINNOVA
Henrik Levin, Senior Analyst Entrepreneurship and Small Business, NUTEK
Karin Pilsäter, Member of Parliament and Chair for the Committee on Industry and Trade

11.50-12.20 Questions and answers

12.20-13.20 Lunch and Networking

13.20-14.00 Panel III: What About Smart Money? – The Angel Investor and the VC, Beyond the Money
Chair: Randy Mitchell, U.S. Department of Commerce
Katarina Bonde, Managing Director, Kubicorp
Kimberlie Cerrone, angel investor and board member
Clare Fairfield, Managing Director, Concerto Ventures
Patrik Möller, Founder and VP Technology Integration, Replisaurus AB

14.00-14.30 Questions and Answers

14.30-15.00 Networking and refreshments

15.00-15.40 Panel IV: Can We Create an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?
Chair: Katarina Bonde, Managing Director, Kubicorp
Tom Kosnik, Professor, Stanford University
Anna-Carin Månsson, Theia Investments
Johan Staël von Holstein, Founder and CEO, IQube
Björn Varnestig, Managing Director, Innovationsbron Stockholm

15.40-16.10 Questions and Answers

16.10-16.40 Key-Note: Creating Growth Companies - In the Past and in the Future.
C.P. Shankar, American Grid Inc

16.40-16.50 Concluding remarks

16.50-18.00 Reception and networking

18.00 The Forum Day ends


Preliminary programme October 12, 2007: Seminar Day

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Introduction to the day

9.15 Parallel seminars

In all seminars experienced experts 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: Entrepreneurial Opportunity in Clean Tech
This seminar is mainly geared towards venture capitalists, policy makers and entrepreneurs. Focus will be on recent trends in clean tech and alternative energy, and how you can make money from these trends.

Seminar 3: The Process of Raising Capital for Growth
Learn how to deliver the ultimate pitch to a business angel or a venture capitalist. Experienced Angels and VCs will conduct live cases and give instant feedback to entrepreneurs.

10.30-10.50 Coffee break

10.50 Parallel seminars (continued)

12.15 Lunch and networking

13.30 The Seminar Day ends

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