Entrepreneurial Financial Management Conference
Date: January 13-14, 2017
Location: Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing, ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin
In increasingly regulated corporate and capital markets world, sound financial management is vital for companies of all sizes. While start-ups enjoy many regulatory exemptions, their success still requires that investors and entrepreneurs understand each other’s information needs. Lack of useful and reliable information, as well as its insufficient flow, can slow down the growth of the company, endanger the venture and debt capital markets, and put newly-created jobs in this sector at jeopardy.
The conference on Entrepreneurial Financial Management provided a unique forum for focusing on entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurial accounting. In addition to keynote addresses, papers and panel discussions that highlight current insights from the practitioner community (on Friday, January 13), the conference also featured a full day of academic programming (on Saturday, January 14).
Academic participants included Gavin Cassar (INSEAD), Rajesh Chandy (London Business School), Per Olsson (ESMT Berlin), David Robinson (Duke University), Jörg Rocholl (ESMT Berlin), Per Strömberg (Stockholm School of Economics), and Thomas Åstebro (HEC Paris). Several industry participants also took part in the discussion, among them Dr. Jörg Kukies, Co-CEO Goldman Sachs Germany-Austria.