Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 2013

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Program

When: October 7, 09.00-17.00 (followed by a mingle, registration from 08.30)
Where: 7A Odenplan, Odengatan 65 (map)

08.30 Registration opens

09.00 Program starts

Moderator of the day: Nicklas Mattsson, Editor in Chief, Entreprenör Magazine

Introduction and welcoming addresses
Magnus Aronsson, Managing Director, ESBRI
Marita Ljung, State Secretary, Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications

U.S. Government Programs promoting entrepreneurship – do they work?
Clare Fairfield, VC Investor and Chairman, Venture Capital Institute

Policies needed for SMEs of tomorrow (and today)
Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist, CEO, Företagarna

Panel with Clare Fairfield, Marita Ljung and Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist
Clare Fairfield, VC Investor and Chairman, Venture Capital Institute
Marita Ljung, State Secretary, Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist, CEO, Företagarna

A new initiative to help Swedish entrepreneurs in the U.S.
Vivianne Gillman, Head of the Swedish Trade Council in New York

Lessons learned from a serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor
Jane Walerud, CEO, Teclo Networks and Serial Tech Entrepreneur

10.15 Coffee and networking

10.45 Angel investing in the U.S. – scope and latest trends
Faz Bashi, Chair, Medical Device Screening Committee at Life Science Angels

What is going on in Sweden and the U.S. in the entrepreneurship space?
Katarina Bonde, Managing Director, Kubicorp
Kimberlie Cerrone, Founder, Tiatros Inc

The Disruptive Potential of Crowdfunding?
Robin Teigland, Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics

How do I enter the U.S. market? Experiences from Wrapp
Aage Reerslev, Executive Vice President and Co-founder, Wrapp

12.00 Lunch and networking

13.15 Two parallel break-out sessions

Do Angels and VCs in Sweden and the U.S. think differently?
Panelists
Faz Bashi, Chair, Medical Device Screening Committee at Life Science Angels
Clare Fairfield, VC Investor and Chairman, Venture Capital Institute
Staffan Helgesson, General Partner, Creandum
Aage Reerslev, Executive Vice President and Co-founder, Wrapp
Jane Walerud, CEO, Teclo Networks and Serial Tech Entrepreneur

Crowdfunding – the silver bullet we’ve all been looking for?
Panelists
Claire Ingram, PhD Candidate, Stockholm School of Economics
Johan Jörgensen, Chairman, Funded by Me
Oskar Kalmaru, Marketing Director and Founder of Narrative
Johan Tysklind, Co-founder of Crowdcube in the Nordics

14.30 Coffee break and networking

15.00 Funding opportunities from the Swedish government
Charlotte Brogren, Director General, VINNOVA
Wilhelm von Seth, Project Manager, Tillväxtverket

New opportunities for entrepreneurs – connecting academia and business
Anders Flodström, Deputy Executive Director, EIT ICT Labs, and Professor at KTH

How to piece together the funding as the company grows – angels, VCs and corporate partners working together
Faz Bashi, Chair, Medical Device Screening Committee at Life Science Angels
Katarina Bonde, Managing Director, Kubicorp
Kimberlie Cerrone, Founder, Tiatros Inc
Clare Fairfield, Chairman, Venture Capital Institute
Lars Näslund, Country Manager Sweden, 3M Company

16.15 Entrepreneurship as an illusion – wrapping up the day in a different way

16.30 Mingle and networking

Don’t miss your goodie bag on your way out!

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Tour dates
October 7 - Stockholm
7A Odenplan, Odengatan 65
October 9 - Gothenburg
KE, Kemigården 4, Chalmers University of Technology