Entrepreneurial Finance Summer School

The summer school

The creation of functioning markets of entrepreneurial finance has become a priority for the European Union (EU), as is documented by the measures included in the Horizon 2020 and COSME programs, and for many governments across Europe. The entrepreneurial finance landscape has changed consistently over the last years and many new players, with a variety of investment goals and investment approaches, have entered the arena. Besides venture capitalists (VCs) and business angels (BAs), the development of on-line platforms has created new opportunities for entrepreneurs to raise seed capital and for non-professional investors to disintermediate their investments. Other new players in the arena have emerged, such as incubators and accelerators, or university-managed/based funds (such as proof of concepts (PoC) programs).

The aim of the Entrepreneurial Finance summer school is to spread the knowledge on entrepreneurial finance and promote cutting-edge international research on the topic, attracting PhD and Master students across Europe and outside Europe from different economic fields (economics, finance, management of innovation, entrepreneurship, management, management engineering).

The summer school, completely held in English, will combine:

  • frontal lectures by internationally renowned scholars;
  • presentations of working papers or research proposals by PhD and Master students to be discussed with senior scholars;
  • a set of extra-educational activities;
  • round tables and insights sessions with practitioners (e.g. business angels, venture capitalists, crowdfunders, incubators, entrepreneurs, policy makers).

Paper development session

PhD and Master students enrolled in the summer school are required to participate to the EU-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conference that will take place at Politecnico di Torino on September 24th-25th (https://www.eko.polimi.it/index.php/euspri2019/EUSPRI2019). During the conference, students will have the possibility to present their current papers/research proposals and get advice from senior scholars on how to structure their research. A meeting with an Editor of a relevant scientific journal will be organized to teach Ph.D students how to publish in leading academic journals.

Local organizing committee

  • Elisa Ughetto (Politecnico di Torino) – Coordinator
  • Emilio Paolucci (Politecnico di Torino)
  • Daniele Battaglia (Politecnico di Torino)
  • Francesco Fontana (Politecnico di Torino)

In partnership with Politecnico di Milano

  • Carlotta Orsenigo (Politecnico di Milano School of Management)
  • Francesca Tenca (Politecnico di Milano School of Management)
  • Annalisa Croce (Politecnico di Milano School of Management)
  • Massimo G. Colombo (Politecnico di Milano School of Management)
  • Vincenzo Butticè (Politecnico di Milano School of Management)

Keynote speaker

  • Rosemarie Ziedonis (Questrom School of Business, Boston University)

Main deadlines

  • Deadline for application(CV submission): June 16th, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: July 5th, 2019
  • Early bird payment: August 25th, 2019
  • Late bird payment: September 10th, 2019

Summer school venue

Politecnico di Torino, Energy Center.
Via Paolo Borsellino 38/16 – 10138 Torino (Italy).

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For information regarding summer school registration and payment and any other questions, please contact the summer school organizers: francesco.fontana@polito.it