ITovation October 27: Jon Sletthaug, Innovator

21 October 2009 at 13:14

After the speech from the director of Q-Free at ITovation, you can experience a panel discussion with several of the innovators from the eightees in Trondheim, we will present them on these pages the next few days:

Jon Sletthaug Jon Sletthaug, senior advisor at Leiv Eirikssons Nyskaping AS, was the director of the first seed capital company ASEV AS (AS Etablerings- og Virksomhetsutvikling) in Norway, 1984. The company invested in technology based business ideas and established 27 companies based on unique and new technology, mainly from NTNU/SINTEF. In 1989 he established a new venture capital company, Norsk nyetablering AS with a capital base of 40 mill NOK, which invested in  companies based on new technology and technology companies in general.

1993: Trøndelag vekst AS: 100 mill NOK, focus on venture business.

1999: Leiv Eiriksson Nyskaping AS and Såkorninvest Midt Norge AS, focus on new companies and business development in owned companies.

Sletthaug was the first person in Scandinavia to start with organised seed capital venture activities, and is still heavily involved in this at Leiv Eiriksson Nyskaping AS in Trondheim.

Education and experience:  Sletthaug has a master of science and PhD in electrical engineering at NTNU.  He has been director at SINTEF anda also has 17 years of experience from the industry.

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