The 7th Entrepreneurial Finance Association Conference

Call for Papers

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
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.

Conference Organizers
  • 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)
Paper Submission

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 the conference address below, 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.


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