Pitching Event for Entrepreneurs and Investors - Stockholm
Pitching Event for Entrepreneurs and Investors June 17 The Nordic Edupreneuring* Project together with .SE -‐ The Internet Infrastructure Foundation, Silicon Vikings, and the Stanford Alumni Club of Sweden are organizing a Pitching Event for Entrepreneurs and Investors, and you are welcome to join! When: Monday, June 17, 6:00 to 8:30 pm Where: Offices of .SE -‐The Internet Infrastructure Foundation at Ringvägen 100, Stockholm (http://goo.gl/maps/kebAh), A-‐House, 9th floor RSVP: By Thursday, June 12, 8:00 pm to Robin Teigland (firstname.lastname@example.org) This session represents a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, and others: • Gain Pitching Experience. If you are an entrepreneur, you may apply to pitch your company to our panel of investors and experienced business experts at this event. Most companies that want to grow and expand internationally need to find investment/risk capital and a key element of this process is to make a “Pitch” to investors. Contact Robin Teigland (email@example.com) as soon as possible if you would like to pitch as we only have 6 pitching spots available. • Gain New Insights. Even if you are not seeking funding or do not want to make a pitch now, the opportunity to watch others make a pitch in front of investors and experts will give you very valuable insights into the process. • Network. This is a key characteristic of Silicon Valley – an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs, investors, potential customers, and others who could be useful to you at some point in your entrepreneurial journey. Pitching Panel Participants • Mikolaj Norek is the Managing Director of the Forum for Innovation Management and Researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Ratio Institute on Entrepreneurial Virtues. He is also a Co-‐founder of the Future Entrepreneurs Programme, which brings entrepreneurship to Swedish high schools, and a regular speaker on entrepreneurship and innovation. Mikolaj is a Board Member of the Silicon Vikings and Chairman of the Board of the Social Entrepreneurship Forum. More information: se.linkedin.com/in/mikolajnorek. • Lena Ramfelt is a serial entrepreneur and private investor. Lena is also a frequent lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation at Stanford, the Stockholm School of Economics, and KTH. More information: se.linkedin.com/pub/lena-‐ramfelt/0/605/898/. • Niklas Seren leads .SEs work with stimulating the environment for ICT-‐entrepreneurs through a number of projects focusing on expanding networks. Niklas has been involved in a number of startups and is also in charge of .SEs annual Internet conference -‐ "The Internet Days (Internetdagarna)". More information: se.linkedin.com/pub/niklas-‐seren/24/32b/b2b/.
• Oddgeir Tveiten is Professor at the University of Agder in Norway, visiting scholar at Stanford, the Founder and Project Leader of the Future Learning Lab, and the Project Leader of the Nordic Edupreneuring Project. Oddgeir has a PhD in international communications. More information: no.linkedin.com/pub/oddgeir-‐tveiten/18/180/928/. • Jane Walerud is a serial entrepreneur and private investor. During the last 15 years, she has been involved (founded/invested in/been in the management team) for 11 startups. Of those companies, five have gone really very well, three are growing nicely but are not world class companies yet, and three have not done well. Jane has also led a startup course for an incubator for three of those years. More information: se.linkedin.com/pub/jane-‐walerud/0/492/217/. • Robin Teigland (panel moderator) is Associate Professor of Strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics and Co-‐chairman of the Stanford Alumni Club of Sweden. Robin’s research investigates how internet technologies challenge our basic assumptions and enable new forms of value creation, e.g., 3Dprinting, crowdfunding platforms, open source software/hardware communities. Some of her current projects involve crowdfunding in Sweden and the open source communities of Bitcoin, eZ Publish, and OpenSimulator. Robin also has experience as an entrepreneur and in venture capital in Silicon Valley. More information: se.linkedin.com/in/robinteigland. For those who would like to pitch, You Must Prepare a Pitch Deck (a set of slides) to use in your Pitch presentation. Since each presenter gets only 7 minutes to present, you need to think through carefully what you include on your slides -‐ to make sure you give the panel and audience members a very clear idea of what is so great about your company/product/service and why investors should be very excited about the opportunity to invest. Of course, don’t hesitate to follow up with any questions you might have. See you on June 17th! The Nordic Edupreneuring Team • Oddgeir Tveiten -‐-‐ firstname.lastname@example.org • Robin Teigland -‐-‐ Robin.email@example.com • Eilif Trondsen — etrondsen@sbi-‐i.com • Bjørn-‐Tore Flåten -‐-‐ bjorn-‐firstname.lastname@example.org • Vidar Mortensen -‐-‐ email@example.com • Jeppe Bundsgaard -‐-‐ firstname.lastname@example.org • Jari Multisilta -‐-‐ email@example.com Participating Organizations • Nordic Edupreneuring: http://www.futurelearninglab.com/edupreneurship/top/index.php#.UZ3AQIJMbYK • .SE -‐ https://www.iis.se/english/ • Silicon Vikings: http://siliconvikings.com/ • Stanford Alumni Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/85055900492/?fref=ts • Nordic Innovation, http://nordicinnovation.org/ *The Nordic Edupreneuring Project is co-‐financed by Nordic Innovation (http://nordicinnovation.org/).