Global Venture Lab kicked off at v2c forum 2009



V2C Forum 2009 is proud to host the formal kickoff of Global Venture Lab, in Finland, and the birth of the GVL Network. GVL is a university based business creation platform dedicated to problems worth solving. It is empowered by globally connected faculty, students, and alumni of business competence. The first GVL was launched in the USA, at UC Berkeley, on November 21, followed by India, IIT Kharagpur, on January 8. The launch of GVL in Finland marks the birth of the GVL Network. In Finland, GVL team is complemented by dedicated individual “knowledge investors” – experienced executives and entrepreneurs – who partner with faculty and students as part-time co-entrepreneurs in investing commitment, competence and connections towards equity stakes in selected growth ventures. Together they team up with inventors and entrepreneurs who subscribe to co-creation and are determined to rapidly build sustainable businesses to global markets.

Since 2001, V2C Forum has served as a meeting place for growth-oriented entrepreneurs, knowledge (or “V2C”) investors, business angels, venture capitalists, private and public sector advisors and financiers, as well as policy makers, researchers, and students who share the interest of successfully building business from venture-to-capital.

UPDATE: See JYU Press Release (17.3 - in Finnish)
PICTURES & VIDEOS of V2C Forum 2009 here
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Speakers & Presenters 2009 

Warm up Panel in Tampere

Mika NIEMINEN, Secretary General of University Alliance Finland
Marko SEPPÄ, Head of Global Venture Lab, JYU, Event Chair
Dhrubes BISWAS, Head of Entrepreneurship Programs & Incubation, IIT Kharagpur
Risto LEHTIMÄKI, Director of Marketing and Communications, Metso Automation

Markus PESSA, Head of Optoelectronics Research Center, TUT
Ikhlaq SIDHU, Head of Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, UCBerkeley
Jarmo VITELI, Head of Research, INFIM, UTA, Event Host

Let’s Globalize Innovation!


Aino SALLINEN, Rector of University of Jyväskylä
Janne KÄNKÄNEN, Commercial Counsellor of Ministry of Employment & Economy
Tommi RASILA, Keynote, CEO of Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Marko SEPPÄ, Head of Global Venture Lab, JYU, Event Chair
Dhrubes BISWAS, Head of Entrepreneurship Programs & Incubation, IIT Kharagpur
Ikhlaq SIDHU, Head of Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, UCBerkeley

GVL Tracks

 GVL FOR BUSINESS
Pekka RISSANEN, Keynote, Managing Partner at Tammerforce Partners
Christian ASPEGREN, Project Director, GVL
Discussants: Tuuli Kirsikka PIRTTIAHO, Pekka JÄRVINEN, Sami KETTUNEN, Eero TEERIKORPI, Juha TOLVANEN

GVL FOR LEARNING
Taneli TIKKA, Keynote, CEO of Run to Shop  & serial entrepreneur
Mari SUORANTA, Assistant Professor of Growth Venturing at JYU
Discussants:  Malin BRÄNNBACK (tbc),  Vesa PUHAKKA, Pasi SAJASALO, Marko TORKKELI

GVL FOR RESEARCH
Antti HAUTAMÄKI, Research Professor (innovation) at JYU
Jukka HEIKKILÄ
, Professor of Electrongic Business at JYU
Discussants: Dhrubes BISWAS, Heikki HANKA, Marko JÄRVENPÄÄ, Ikhlaq SIDHU

JYU Talks Opening Ceremony

Martti SYRJÄ
Keynote, Operaatio Maa – Ivovon Voima
Erja HÄKKINEN, Keynote, Operaatio Maa – Ivovon Voima
Pasi KEINÄNEN, CEO Metra Oy
Thomas YAMBASU, Sierra Leone Fair Trade Diamonds
Marko SEPPÄ, Head of Global Venture Lab, JYU, Event Chair
Dhrubes BISWAS, Head of Entrepreneurship Programs & Incubation, IIT Kharagpur
Ikhlaq SIDHU, Head of Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, UCBerkeley
Jane PORTER, Project Manager for Global Venture Lab