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									                                11 t h Annual

                                VentureLab Investment Forum™
                                October 13 t h 2009, Oslo, Norway




                           An outlook on
                     the Venture Capital market
           • Successfully navigating in Challenging Market Conditions
                           • The Future of Renewables
                             • Company Presentations
                                  • Networking


   Key players in the Venture Capital Industry will join the largest investment forum in Norway to discuss
trends, facts and possibilities in the Venture Capital Market. 18 companies, all pre-selected for their market
                   driven innovation and strong team will be presented during the event.



   Among this years speakers and panellists:




       Cliff Reeves                             Bill M. Reichert                                       Mike Rosenberg                                                     Harald Magnus
    General Manager of                        Managing Director                                 Instructor of Strategic                                                    Andreassen
Microsoft’s Emerging Business             Garage Technology Ventures,                                Management                                                              Chief economist
             Team                                    USA                                     IESE Business School, Spain                                                 First Securities, Norway
       Microsoft, USA




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Main sponsors:




Main partners:
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Welcome to the 11th annual VentureLab Investment Forum!
   Dear delegate,

 VentureLab Investment Forum is the largest Venture Forum in Norway and is attended by more than
   200 participants.

 In a challenging market we will discuss facts and trends, and give you an opportunity to meet distinguished
   investors with great track records and in-depth knowledge of the Venture Capital Market. The Forum will also
   showcase 18 companies in high growth industries selected by a professional jury.

 VentureLab Investment Forum brings together private and angel investors, venture capitalists, investment
   bankers, emerging growth companies, incubators, successful entrepreneurs, premier service providers and
   industry leaders.

 This is an exclusive opportunity for you to meet the leading Norwegian and Nordic investors to share
   information and know-how about prospects, trends and key issues and to make new business contacts.

 Whether you are a venture capitalist, a corporate finance entity, an investor seeking new investment
   opportunities or a company seeking funding or exposure; VentureLab Investment Forum is the event to attend.


   We welcome you to this years event!




                   Margrethe Otto                                                 Jorun Pedersen
                   Project Manager                                                Secretary General
                   VentureLab AS                                                  CONNECT Norway




   Key issues
   • Successfully Navigating in Challenging Market Conditions    Company presentations
     - The Future of Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges?   • 18 pre-selected companies will present their investment
     - Technology – Perspectives on Trends and Future              opportunities
     - Economic & Capital Market Outlook                         • The companies have passed a highly skilled jury in order
   • The Future Of Renewables, Water and Environment               to be selected
     - Nordic Cleantech – Facts, trends and outlook
     - Smart Green Growth – Business Opportunities in a Low      CONNECT Entrepreneurial lectures
       Carbon and Resource Efficient Paradigm
                                                                 • Step by step towards international success
     - US Renewables – Challenges and New Policies
   • Panel Discussion:
     - Smart Investments in the Cleantech Era
   • Inspirational Speaker:
     - Redefining Success: Entrepreneurship in the Great
       Recession
                         The 11th annual VentureLab Investment Forum


                         Detailed Program
                             October 13th 2009, Oslo, Norway


08.00 – 09.00   Registration and breakfast
09.00 – 09.10   Welcome address, opening remarks, Morten Richardsen, VentureLab AS
                Moderator of the day: Leo A. Grünfeld, MENON Business Economics

 Part 1        Successfully Navigating in Challenging Market Conditions                          Venue: Main Auditorium

09.10 – 09.40   Keynote speech: The Future of Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges?
                Speaker: William M. Reichert , Garage Technology Ventures
09.40 – 10.25   Keynote speech: Technology – Perspectives on Trends and Future
                Speaker: Cliff Reeves, Microsoft
10.25 – 10.45   Break (20 minutes)

10.45 – 11.05   Keynote speech: Economic & Capital Market Outlook
                Speaker: Harald Magnus Andreassen, First Securities
11.05 – 11.20   Business case: MentisCura, Four Years After
                Speaker: Audun Abelsnes, MentisCura

 Part 2        Parallel sessions – company presentations and entrepreneurial lectures

                Session A + B                                            Session C
11.20 – 12.05   18 companies presentations                               CONNECT Norway – Entrepreneurial lectures
                A1:                          B1:
                                                                         Step by step towards international success
                4 company pitches            4 company pitches

                Børge Tvorg,                 Giert Von der Lippe,        Moderator: Dorte Wiene – Europe Unlimited
                Venturelab AS                CONNECT East
                Einar Bakko,                 Lill A. Grimstad            Speakers:
                Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA     Bryn Aarflot AS             Abigail Barrow, Massachusetts Technology
                                                                         Transfer Center
12.05 – 12.25   Break (20 minutes)                                       Helle Moen, Investinor
                                                                         Bjørn Kjetil Mølmann, Bryn Aarflot AS
                                                                         Geir Christian Melen, Clavis Pharma, ASA
12.25 – 13.15   A2:                          B2:
                5 company pitches            5 company pitches

                Thorvald H. Steen,           Jens A. Huseby,
                Venturelab AS                CONNECT East
                Nils Kristian Einstabland,   Thomas Strand-Utne
                Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA     Bryn Aarflot AS


13.15 – 14.05   Lunch

 Part 3        The Future Of Renewables, Water and Environment                                   Venue: Main Auditorium

14.05 – 14.30   Keynote: Nordic Cleantech – Facts, trends and outlook
                Speaker: Magnus Agerström, Cleantech Scandinavia
14.30 – 14.50   Keynote: Smart Green Growth – Business Opportunities in a Low Carbon and Resource Efficient Paradigm
                Speaker: Bjørn Brunstad, Econ Pöyry
14.50 – 15.10   Keynote: US Renewables – Challenges and New Policies
                Speaker: Christopher Clement, Invest in America, U.S. Department of Commerce
15.10 – 15.30   Break (20 minutes)
15.30 – 16.05   Panel discussion: Smart Investments in the Cleantech Era
                Moderator: Mike Rosenberg – IESE, Business School
                Panelists are: William M. Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures, Magnus Agerstöm, Cleantech Scandinavia,
                Bjørn Brunstad, Econ Pöyry, Helle Moen, Investinor, Lassi Noponen, Modern Energy Technology & Finance Oy,
                Per Wassén, Volvo Technology Transfer AB
16.05 – 16.30   Inspirational speaker:
                Redefining success: Entrepreneurship in the Great Recession
                Speaker: Arican Wegter, LOVEFiLM.com
16.30           Closing remarks, VentureLab AS
18.00 – 20.00   Evening reception (invitation only)
                At the The British Ambassador’s Residence
Among this years speakers and panellists:




 Christopher Clement                Helle Moen             Magnus Agerström              Lassi Noponen               Leo A. Grünfeld
   Invest in America, U.S.           Investinor AS          Cleantech Scandinavia         Modern Energy          MENON Business Economics
 Department of Commerce           Investment Director        Managing Director        Technology & Finance Oy        Senior partner
  International Investment                                                                     CEO
           Specialist




    Audun Abelsnes                Bjørn Brunstad             Arican Wegter                 Einar Bakko           Nils Kristian Einstabland
        MentisCura                    Econ Pöyry               LOVEFiLM.com           Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA    Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA
   Chairman of the Board           Senior consultant            Co-founder                     Partner                     Partner




       Per Wassén              Thomas Strand-Utne            Lill A. Grimstad
Volvo Technology Transfer AB       Bryn Aarflot AS             Bryn Aarflot AS
     Investment Director           Attorney-at-law        Partner and Head of Legal
                                                                 Department




 Jens Andreas Huseby           Giert von der Lippe         Thorvald H. Steen           Morten Richardsen               Børge Tvorg
       Connect East                  Connect East              VentureLab AS               VentureLab AS               VentureLab AS
 Business developer, M.Sc.              CEO                   Founding Partner                 CEO                Corporate Finance Advisor




Entrepreneurial Lectures




      Dorte Wiene                 Abigail Barrow          Bjørn Kjetil Mølmann            Helle Moen              Geir Christian Melen
     Europe Unlimited          Massachusetts Technology        Bryn Aarflot AS             Investinor AS             Clavis Pharma ASA
  Regional Director Nordics        Transfer Center                                      Investment Director                  CEO
                                       Director
VentureLab Investment Forum is about building knowledge and relations between venture players and entrepreneurs
by identifying emerging trends, market segments and pioneering firms. The forum is a leading destination for venture capi-
talists, institutional and high net-worth investors seeking dynamic high-growth companies as well as for companies seeking
venture capital.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND
 Private investors and business angels, venture capitalists, private equity players, institutional investors, fund managers,
  legal advisors, corporate finance executives, strategic planning executives, entrepreneurs of high growth companies,
  premier service providers and industry leaders in need of keeping up to date on trends and opportunities within the
  areas of venture capital and innovation in the nordic countries.


WHEN AND WHERE
 Tuesday October 13th 2009, from 09.00 until 16:30
 Vindern Konferansesenter (former GSK), Forskningsveien 2a, NO-0373 Oslo
 Tel. +47 21 09 67 20. The center is situated close to the Oslo Innovation Center, The University of Oslo
  and Rikshospitalet – University Hospital


Along with other speakers, panelists, meet:
DFJ Esprit, Garage Technology Venture, Kistefos Venture; Energy Future Invest, SEB Enskilda, Cleantech Scandinavia,
Econ Pöyry, IESE Business School, Investinor, Modern Energy Technology & Finance, Bryn Aarflot AS, First Securities AS,
Microsoft, The Lawfirm Selmer DA, AccountOnIt, Alliance Venture, Ferd Venture, Innovasjon Norge,
Akershus Teknologifond, Pronord AS, Skagerak Venture Capital, Trondheim Energi, Statkraft, Bergen Venture,
BTV Invest, Mallin Venture, Fabian Invest, Steinert Capital, Energy Capital Management, Vaagen Asset Management,
GPB Consulting Ltd, Incitia Partners, Ingnitas, Procom Venture, IT Fornebu Invest, Spring Management,
NLI Innovation, CONNECT Norway, NHO, TV2 Invest, Oslo Innovation Center and many more ...


For more information on VentureLab or VentureLab Investment forum, go to www.venturelab.no
You can also call +47 21 01 85 30, or send an e-mail to Project Manager Margrethe Otto: motto@venturelab.no




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