Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 2010
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Program October 27

When: October 27, 09.00-17.00
Where: Campus, Forumsalen, Laboratorgränd 13 (map)

08.30 Registration opens

09.00 Introduction

Ola Mannberg, director, Tillväxt Skellefteå
Magnus Aronsson, managing director, ESBRI
Joakim Wincent, professor, Luleå University of Technology & Umeå University

09.15 Swedish - U.S. clean energy opportunities: mapping expertise, innovation, and renewables

Thomas Perry, senior analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

State capitalism: your biggest potential clients may be a government institution or regulatory body. How do you manage that?

James Blom, managing director, Joyent

With a global vision rooted in Skellefteå – the story of a start-up

Roger Stighäll, co-founder, North Kingdom

10.15 Coffee break

10.45 How to finance your company in turbulent times

Clare Fairfield, managing director, Concerto Ventures

The Boden Way

Jeanette Nilsson, CEO, Boden Development AB

Resources to use when taking your company to the U.S. – or seeking opportunities there

Joanne Vliet, director, United States Commercial Service

Starting and growing your compay the Silicon Valley way

Kimberlie Cerrone, angel investor and board member

12.00 Lunch and networking

13.00 Parallel seminars (including coffee break)

Seminar I: The process of raising capital for growth

Kimberlie Cerrone
Clare Fairfield

Seminar II: Opportunities in the cleantech sector

Thomas Perry
James Blom

15.45 Concluding discussion

16.00 Mingle


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Week Program

October 25
Stockholm, Forum day
Hotel Birger Jarl, Tulegatan 8
October 26
Stockholm, Seminar day
Hotel Birger Jarl, Tulegatan 8
October 27
Skellefteå, Forum day
Campus, Forumsalen, Laboratorgränd 13
October 29
Lund, Forum day
Aulan Universitetshuset, Lund University, Paradisgatan 2

Organized by

Esbri – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute
U.S. Department of Commerce

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Luleå tekniska universitet
Tillväxt Skellefteå
Umeå universitet
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