Entrepreneurial Financial Management Conference

2nd Conference on Entrepreneurial Financial Management

The Evolution of Capital Markets and Entrepreneurship

Date: June 14-15, 2018
Location:
Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing and ESMT Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance, ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

 

Conference focus

Access to financial resources and sound financial management are vital for companies of all sizes. While start-ups enjoy many regulatory exemptions, they also face particular challenges that deserve greater attention from researchers and practitioners. Among others, these include power imbalances and information asymmetries between entrepreneurs and potential investors, limited capabilities for internal finance and accounting functions, as well as challenges in valuing and accounting for intellectual or human capital. Recent developments such as equity crowdfunding or initial coin offerings mitigate some of these challenges, while reinforcing others.

After its successful launch in 2017 (http://www.esmt.org/cfra/efm-2017), the Entrepreneurial Financial Management conference represents a unique transatlantic forum of academics and practitioners, which focuses closely on the interaction of entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurial accounting. In addition to two days of academic programming, the EFM II conference will feature an afternoon practitioners’ session, including a keynote and two panel discussions that highlight current insights from the European and US practitioner community. Participation is by invitation only.

Academic organizers

Organizational aspects

Organizational aspects and support: ESMT Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing and ESMT Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance.

For all questions, please contact: cfra@esmt.org

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Academic Program

Academic Program

Academic Program, Thursday, June 14

11:00 – 11:50

Registration and Welcome Coffee

11:50 – 12:00

Opening and welcome: Per Olsson, ESMT Berlin and Henry Sauermann, ESMT Berlin

12:00 – 12:50

Lee Fleming, UC Berkeley: Crowdfunding and regional economics, Discussant: Ali Mohammadi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

12:50 – 13:40

Vladimir I. Ivanov, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Soft and hard information and signal extraction in securities crowdfunding, Discussant: Lee Fleming, UC Berkeley

 

Academic Program, Friday, June 15

09:00 – 09:50

Mark Jansen, University of Utah: Seller-Financed Acquisitions, Discussant: Vincent Maurin, Stockholm School of Economics

09:55 – 10:45

Jiafu An, University of Edinburgh Business School: Initial Coin Offerings: Investor Protection and Disclosure, Discussant: Olav Sorenson, Yale School of Management

10:45 – 11:10

Coffee break

11:10 – 12:00

Daniel Blaseg, Goethe University Frankfurt: Consumer Protection Under Laissez-Faire Regulation, Discussant: Tim McQuade, Stanford Graduate School of Business

12:05 – 12:55

Isaac Hacamo, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University: Updating Beliefs: Do Peers Promote or Discourage Entrepreneurship?, Discussant: Daniel Metzger, Stockholm School of Economics

12:55 – 13:55

Lunch & coffee break

13:55 – 14:45

Mikael Paaso, Aalto University School of Business: Perfect Pitch: Appearance in Entrepreneurial Pitching, Discussant: Marti Guasch, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

14:50 – 15:40

Katja Kisseleva, ESMT Berlin: Returns from Investing in Early-stage Companies, Discussant: Michael Ewens, California Institute of Technology

15:40 – 16:05

Coffee break

16:05 – 17:55

Olav Sorenson, Yale School of Management: The Persistent Effect of Initial Success: Evidence from Venture Capital, Discussant: Aksel Mjøs, Norwegian School of Economics

17:00 – 17:50

Tim McQuade, Stanford Graduate School of Business: Marginal Entrepreneurs, Discussant: David Robinson, Duke University

17:50 – 18:00

Wrap-up and closing remarks

 

* Preliminary program of the entire conference can be downloaded here. Please note that the final program will be posted on the website soon.

Organizing Commitee

Organizing Commitee

Academic organizers

Organizational aspects

Organizational aspects and support: ESMT Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing and ESMT Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance.

For all questions, please contact: cfra@esmt.org

 

Registration

Registration

Participation at the Entrepreneurial Financial Management conference is free of charge. To register for the Conference, please fill in the registration form here.

Registration Deadline: June 11, 2018

Important note: If you wish to receive information on future related events organized by the Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing at ESMT Berlin, please remember to check the corresponding box on the registration form.

Hotel information

Hotel information

Rooms have been reserved for speakers and special guests. Please contact the organizers at cfra@esmt.org for more information.

We recommend the following hotel close to our campus:

ARCOTEL John F (****S)


Please note that the accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel.

 

Call for papers (closed)

Call for papers (closed)

Please note that the Call for papers is closed. The following papers will be presented within the Academic program of the conference:

  • Jiafu An (University of Edinburgh Business School): Initial Coin Offerings: Investor Protection and Disclosure

  • Daniel Blaseg (Goethe University Frankfurt): Consumer Protection Under Laissez-Faire Regulation

  • Michael Ewens (California Institute of Technology): Declining IPOs

  • Lee Fleming, (UC Berkeley): Crowdfunding and regional economic

  • Isaac Hacamo (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University): Updating Beliefs: Do Peers Promote or Discourage Entrepreneurship?

  • Vladimir I. Ivanov (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission):  Soft and hard information and signal extraction in securities crowdfunding

  • Mark Jansen (University of Utah): Seller-Financed Acquisitions

  • Katja Kisseleva (ESMT Berlin): Returns from Investing in Early-stage Companies

  • Tim McQuade (Stanford Graduate School of Business): Marginal Entrepreneurs

  • Mikael Paaso (Aalto University School of Business): Perfect Pitch: Appearance in Entrepreneurial Pitching

  • Olav Sorenson (Yale School of Management): The Persistent Effect of Initial Success: Evidence from Venture Capital

The papers will be discussed by the following discussants:

  • Michael Ewens, California Institute of Technology
  • Lee Fleming, UC Berkeley
  • Marti Guasch, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Vincent Maurin, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Tim McQuade, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Daniel Metzger, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Aksel Mjøs, Norwegian School of Economics
  • Ali Mohammadi, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • David Robinson, Duke University
  • Olav Sorenson, Yale School of Management

Call for papers:

For the academic part of the conference, we invite authors to submit high-quality research papers in all areas relating to entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurial accounting. Both empirical and theoretical submissions are encouraged.

Paper submission:

Interested authors are invited to submit full papers to cfra@esmt.org no later than March 15, 2018. The authors will be informed about their paper acceptance for presentation no later than March 30, 2018.

Expenses:

We will provide accommodation as well as reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses for presenting authors and discussants.

For further questions, please contact Katja Kisseleva: cfra@esmt.org

 

Call for papers can be downloaded here.