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7th Entrepreneurial Finance Association (ENTFIN) Conference

  • 1.  7th Entrepreneurial Finance Association (ENTFIN) Conference

    Posted 01-26-2023 09:46

    Following the success of prior ENTFIN conferences, the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp is proud to organize the seventh conference on Entrepreneurial Finance in the historical city center of Antwerp, Belgium, in collaboration with the Antwerp Management School. Conference sessions will be held on Thursday 6 July and Friday 7 July, 2023. For the first time, the conference will also include a Doctoral and Early Career Colloquium on Wednesday 5 July.



    The goal of the conference is to provide a platform for multidisciplinary knowledge spillovers among academics and practitioners interested in the development of entrepreneurial finance. The conference aims at exploring topics such as (but not limited to):

    • Start-up and SME financing and/or investment activities
    • ESG and entrepreneurial finance
    • Crowdfunding
    • Business angels
    • Venture capital
    • Banking and the growth of entrepreneurial finance markets
    • Blockchain and smart contracts
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
    • Peer-to-Peer lending
    • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
    • Private equity and buyouts


      We are delighted to confirm that the academic keynote speaker for the 2023 Entrepreneurial Finance Conference will be Tim Jenkinson, Professor of Finance at Oxford University. In addition, Jürgen Ingels, founder of fintech firm Clear2Pay and founder and managing partner of venture capital fund SmartFin, will share a practitioner's view on entrepreneurial finance, both from an entrepreneur's and an investor's perspective.



      The conference is organized by Marc Deloof (University of Antwerp and Antwerp Management School), Ann Jorissen (University of Antwerp), Sophie Manigart (Vlerick Business School and Ghent University), Ine Paeleman (University of Antwerp), Tom Vanacker (Ghent University and University of Exeter).

      Learn more about the Scientific Committee.



      Authors interested in presenting their paper at the conference should send the paper in a complete (including author information) and a blind PDF-version to entfin2023@uantwerpen.be no later than 15 March, 2023. Papers will be reviewed anonymously and authors will be notified of the decision by 30 April, 2023. All presenting authors are expected to discuss another paper. There is no conference submission fee. Early bird conference registration fee (before 1 June) is €350; the fee for registration between 1 June and 30 June is €450. The registration fee covers the opening reception, meals, coffee breaks, and conference dinner.



      Doctoral students and early career (junior) researchers are warmly invited to attend and present their research at the ENTFIN Doctoral and Early Career Colloquium. The colloquium will be held on 5 July, 2023 in Antwerp, the day before the ENTFIN conference's main program. The colloquium offers a unique opportunity to network with other early career scholars, as well as with established researchers in the domain of entrepreneurial finance. It will focus on supporting and conducting high-quality research in the domain of entrepreneurial finance.  

      Format: The colloquium will be divided into two parts: (1) morning sessions centering on the research process and career development, and (2) afternoon paper development round-table sessions, where participants will have the opportunity to present and receive detailed developmental feedback on their research from experienced entrepreneurial finance scholars.

      The keynote speaker of the colloquium is Douglas Cumming, DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University.

       Deadline and submission: Doctoral students and early career researchers should submit their papers for the colloquium at the same submission deadline as the one of the main conference. Please indicate during submission that you submit for the colloquium. You will have the possibility to submit your paper only for the colloquium or for the colloquium and the main conference.



      The conference will be held at the Stadscampus of the University of Antwerp, located in the magnificent city center of Antwerp. The Doctoral and Early Career Colloquium will be held at the Antwerp Management School, also in the city center of Antwerp.


      Further information about the conference and logistics is available at www.uantwerpen.be/entfin2023. Questions? Please contact the conference organizers via entfin2023@uantwerpen.be.

      Prof. dr. Ine Paeleman
      University of Antwerp
      Antwerp, Belgium