Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance (IFEE)

Entrepreneurship is critical for employment, regional development, and economic growth. Well-functioning financial markets play a key role in entrepreneurship by providing resources for new ventures while giving investors the opportunity to build endowments that ensure future prosperity. The IFEE at ESMT Berlin integrates activities at the intersection of the fields of entrepreneurship and finance in a unique way. These activities span research, teaching, as well as interactions with practitioners. The IFEE is led by the POK Pühringer PS Chair for Entrepreneurship and also encompasses a visiting professorship in Finance and Endowment Management position.

By integrating research, teaching, and practice in the areas of entrepreneurship and finance, IFEE pursues ESMT’s mission to create and impart new knowledge to advance business and society, and to develop entrepreneurial leaders.