Welcome to The Sweden – U.S.
Entrepreneurial Forum 2008!

October 22 and 23 in Stockholm

Themes: Cleantech, Commercialization and Access to Capital

This is the 5th annual forum and a unique opportunity to learn and discuss with experts from the U.S. and Sweden.

The purpose of the Forum is to create a discussion and networking platform with the objective to generate economic opportunities for Sweden and the United States. By bringing together entrepreneurs, government officials, business angels, venture capitalists, students and researchers, an interesting exchange of ideas is facilitated.

Among the panelists that will participate during the two days are:
  • Ola Alterå, State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
  • Anders Barsk, Private investor in cleantech companies
  • Kimberlie Cerrone, Founder, Tiatros
  • Clare Fairfield, VC Investor and Chairman, Venture Capital Institute
  • Emil Görnerup, Senior Advisor on Research and Innovation Policy, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
  • Lars Guldbrand, Director for Development, Swedish Energy Agency
  • Lena Gustafsson, Deputy Director General, VINNOVA
  • Anna Hallberg, Executive Vice President, ALMI Företagspartner
  • Jonas Hombert, Co-founder and CEO, JayCut AB
  • Angelica Hull, Managing Director, Swedish Biofuels
  • Tor Kihlberg, Investment Manager, Innovationsbron AB
  • Tom Kosnik, Professor, Engineering School, Stanford University
  • Kirsten Leute, Senior licensing associate at Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)
  • John MacMahon, Serial Entrepreneur
  • Sandra Miller, Senior Fellow in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Advancing Innovation Group
  • Randy Mitchell, Senior Strategist for Private Equity and Venture Capital, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Maud Olofsson, Minister for Enterprise and Energy, Deputy Prime Minister
  • Pär-Jörgen Pärson, General Partner, Northzone Ventures
  • Jay Tannon, (Private Equity and Energy Sector) Partner, DLA Piper and Co-founder, Novus Energy Partners
  • Michael Wood, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
Organized by:
Esbri – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute
U.S. Department of Commerce
Media Partner:
Tidingen Entreprenör
Main Partners:
ALMI Företagspartner Sverige
Hamilton Advokatbyrå
Svenskt Näringsliv