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 and with support of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) and PMV. 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
- Business angels
- Venture capital
- Banking and the growth of entrepreneurial finance markets
- Blockchain and smart contracts
- Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
- Peer-to-Peer lending
- Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
- Private equity and buyouts
Conference Keynote Speakers
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.
Programme and Registration
The conference programme is now available, registration for the conference is possible until 30 June.
The British Accounting Review - Fast Track
Linked to the Entfin conference will be a sponsored issue of The British Accounting Review with fast tracking for a regular issue. The British Accounting Review is the official journal of the British Accounting and Finance Association and publishes original studies on both accounting and finance. The British Accounting Review's 2020 CiteScore (7) and Impact Factor (5.577) rank the journal top 2 and 3 respectively among accounting journals as well as 7 in accounting and finance. It’s rated A* and 3 in ABDC and ABS Journal Quality Guides respectively. More information will become available on the journal's website.