|3.00 – 3:30 pm
||Coffee and Registration
|3:30 – 3:35 pm
||Welcome and introduction
|3.35 – 3:45 pm
||Analysis: latest trends in biotech funding
Adam Kostyal heads up European listings for Nasdaq. Adam keeps tabs on initial public offering (IPO) candidates and helps them figure out when and where to list and how they can prepare. In his presentation, Adam will walk us through the latest trends in biotech funding and help us tap into the know-how and practical experience Nasdaq has gained since it was founded 45 years ago.
|3.45 – 4:05 pm
||Keynote interview – Inside the head of a life science investor
Carl Bennet AB (CBAB) was founded in 1989. The company is the main shareholder in the listed companies Getinge AB, Lifco AB and Elanders AB. In a compelling interview format, Carl Bennet will provide insights on investment decision making and his role to support companies with knowledge and funding, enabling them to continue to develop within their respective areas.
|4.05 – 5:00 pm
What’s the best way for a small life science company to raise capital to generate big value?
“From nothing to a super IPO in only 10 months” – Erik Gatenholm will talk about the incredible journey 3D bioprinting start-up, Cellink, has experienced since it was founded at the beginning of 2016. Johannes Hulthe, CEO for fast-growing medical imaging company, Antaros Medical, will provide an additional start-up perspective. Their experiences from day-to-day decision-making about the best way to fund their respective companies will be combined and contrasted with input from business developers working with companies at Sahlgrenska Science Park, GU Ventures and the AstraZeneca BioVentureHub. Nasdaq and Vator Securities will also provide their perspectives on the best ways for small companies to raise capital. It promises to be an engaging and informative discussion.
|5.00 – 6:00 pm
||NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony, with networking and light dinner
Take the opportunity to mingle with and learn from life science colleagues – and the famous Nasdaq bell will toll!
|6.00 – 7:30 pm
||Nasdaq surgery session
Advisers from Nasdaq Nordic – a leading hub for early stage health care companies in Europe – will be on hand to provide practical guidance on how to prepare for a future listing. They’ll run through the benefits of a listing, e.g. raising capital, quality stamp, visibility, as well as examine the do’s and don’ts during the listing process.