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, Camille Hebert, Song Ma and Melanie Wallskog.  Our two advisors are Yael Hochberg and David Robinson.

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.


Filippo Mezzanotti (Kellogg)

"Research and/or Development?"

David Robinson (Duke)

"Why Aren't There More Minority Entrepreneurs?"

Manasa Gopal (Georgia Tech)

"The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship"

Daniel Gross (Duke)

"America, Jump-started"

Viola Salvestrini (Queen Mary University)

"Early exposure to entrepreneurship creation of female entrepreneurs"

Julia Fonseca (UIUC)

"How Much Do Small Businesses Rely on Personal Credit?"

Abhishek Nagaraj (UC Berkeley)

"The Streetlight Effect in Data-Driven Exploration"

Ana Babus (Wash. U. St. Louis)

"The Anatomy of Financial Innovation"

Sean Higgins (Northwestern)

"Why Are Small Business Slow to Adopt Profitable Opportunities"

Laurent Frésard (USI Lugano)

"Knowledge Cycles and Corporate Investment"

Joan Farre-Mensa (UI Chicago) 

"Do Startup Patent Acquisitions Affect Inventor Productivity?"

Amir Sariri (Purdue) 

"Does Mentorship Drive Startup Performance?"

Sophie Calder-Wang (Wharton)

"Diversity and Performance in Entrepreneurial Teams"

Simone Lenzu (NYU Stern)

"Propagation and Amplification of Local Productivity Spillovers

Wei Jiang (Columbia)

"Surviving the FinTech Disruption"

Jay Ritter (Univ. of Florida)


Yulia Zhestkova (Chicago)

"Fencing Off Silicon Valley"