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CFRA EFM conference

3rd Conference on Entrepreneurial Financial Management

Dear all,

We regret to cancel our onsite face-to-face conference in August for safety reasons, but we are working on an alternative format to be held this year. Please check our website regularly for updates.


The Entrepreneurial Financial Management conference represents a unique transatlantic academic forum, which focuses on the interaction of entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, and economics. We invite authors to submit high-quality empirical and theoretical research papers in all related areas; submissions by early-stage researchers are encouraged.

The focus of the next conference is “Public policy for entrepreneurship”.

Key topics include

  • Creating and fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems, including venture capital and other funding mechanisms
  • Supporting high growth technology entrepreneurship
  • Regulation of entrepreneurship, including financial reporting requirements
  • Regulation of (venture) capital markets

Presenters of accepted papers should be prepared to act as discussants during the conference.


The conference is also open for participation by non-presenters, but capacity in terms of number of participants is limited, and requests for participation by non-presenters will be met on a first-come-first-served basis. There is no participation or submission fee.

Program and hotel accommodation

The conference program will run from the morning on Monday, August 17, until the afternoon of Tuesday, August 18. There will be a conference dinner on Monday evening. We will provide accommodation for two nights for presenting authors and discussants.

We are also pleased to announce the availability of travel grants to help selected authors attend the conference. Please state your interest in applying for travel grants when submitting your paper.

Academic organizers

Per Olsson (ESMT Berlin), David Robinson (Duke University), Jörg Rocholl (ESMT Berlin), Henry Sauermann (ESMT Berlin), Katja Kisseleva-Scherenberger (ESMT Berlin)

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

Up to date information on the conference is on the EFM III webpage:  



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