Gemma Frisius Investment Forum: 10 years seed funding: sharing experiences

Sharing experiences and lessons-to-be-learned in spin-off creation, growth & financing is the central theme of the 4th Gemma Frisius Fund Investment Forum which at the same time celebrates its 10 year existence and partnership between K.U.Leuven R&D, Fortis PE and KBC PE.
We invite you cordially for this event which also gives an unique opportunity to meet entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial researchers.

'10 years' is quite a long time in the seed funding trade. To celebrate this special anniversary, lessons and experiences learned, will be shared with all those who contribute to the succesful creation and development of high-tech start-ups.
This investment forum will therefore highlight a number of aspects of seed fund activities that have proven to be important over the past decade.

08:45: Registration participants

09:30: Welcome and 'How to prepare for selection'
Preparing for selecting and creating value for selection
Adapting an idea to create a business model

09:30-10:10: Prof. Koen Debackere
10:10-10:30: case 1: Better3Fruit (Willy Dillen, CEO)
10:30-10:50: case 2: Aristo Music (Benito Stans, CEO)

10:50: coffee break

11:20 Thinking along with the entrepreneur
Creating value

11:20-11:50: Fortis Investment Banking(Brigitte Boone, CEO)
11:50-12:10: case 3: Data4s (Norkom) (Herman Verrelst, Director European Operations)
12:10 - 12:30: case 4: ISW Limits (Dirk Antonissen, CEO)
12:30 - 13:15: An international point of view (Simon Barnes, Managing Partner Tate and Lyle Ventures)

13:15: Sandwich lunch

Seed Capital: partnerships between private equity and universities

14:15-14:45: KBC (André Bergen, CEO KBC Group)

14:15 Creating degrees of freedom for exiting opportunities

14:45-15:10: case 5: AnSem (Stefan Gogaert, CEO)
15:10-15:30: case 6: Tigenix (Gil Beyen, CEO)

15:30: coffee break

16:00-16:30: Q&A - panel discussion
16:30-17:00: Reflections on selection, growing and exiting
Keynote closing speaker (Bert Twaalfhoven, Founder European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research)

17:00: Closing remarks
17:15: Drink

Practical information:
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 (9:30-17:15)
Location: 'Promotiezaal', Universiteitshal, Leuven

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