Workshop on Entrepreneurial
Finance and Innovation

A bi-weekly, virtual workshop featuring research in entrepreneurial finance and innovation. The workshop is open to submissions at

The WEFI organizers are Michael Ewens, Yael Hochberg, Song Ma and David Robinson.

  • 40 minute presentation (Zoom)

  • 15 minute invited discussion

  • 10 min moderated Q&A (collect questions during presentations)

  • More details here

Use this sign-up form join the mailing list for workshop announcements and the call for papers. We will send separate RSVPs for the presentations.

FALL 2021 Schedule

October 11th, 2021

Student Workshop

12:00pm - 2:30pm EST

Seminar: October 18th, 2021

"Entrepreneurial Migration" (Register)

Authors: Kevin A. Bryan and Jorge Guzman

Presenter: Jorge Guzman (Columbia)

Discussant: Cameron LaPoint (Yale)

Seminar: November 1st, 2021

"Beefing IT up for your Investor? Open Sourcing and Startup Funding: Evidence from GitHub"(Register)

Authors: Annamaria Conti, Christian Peukert, and Maria Roche

Presenter: Maria P. Roche (HBS)

Discussant: David Hsu (Wharton)

Seminar: December 6th, 2021

"Opening up Military Innovation: Causal Effects of ‘Bottom-Up’ Reforms to U.S. Defense Research" (Register)

Authors: Sabrina T. Howell, Jason Rathje, John Van Reenen and Jun Wong

Presenter: Sabrina T. Howell (NYU)

Discussant: Daniel P. Gross (Duke)


Wei Jiang (Columbia)

"Surviving the FinTech Disruption"

Jay Ritter (Univ. of Florida)


Yulia Zhestkova (Chicago)

"Fencing Off Silicon Valley"

Jessica Jeffers (Chicago)

"Risk and Return of Impact Investing Funds"