Student-led workshop CALL FOR PAPERS

The SEFI organizers are delighted to announce the program for the third student-led workshop in entrepreneurial finance and innovation. Graduate students from around the world at different stages of their PhDs will present their work. The conference will take place virtually via zoom. If you are interested in attending, please register here.

When: Monday, May 2, 2022, 12:00pm-2:30pm EST


12:00pm - "Patient VCs vs. Deep-Pocketed Incumbents: VC Financing Strategies in the Presence of Competitive Threats"

Authors: Peter K. Pham (UNSW), Roham Rezaei (UNSW), and Jason Zein (UNSW)

Discussant: Gerard Hoberg (USC)

12:35pm - "Uneven Firm Growth in a Globalized World"

Author: Xiaomei Sui (University of Rochester)

Discussant: Marta Prato (Univ. of Chicago)

1:10pm - 10 min break

1:20pm - "The Disclosure Paradox in Markets for Ideas: Evidence from Digital Startups Auctions"

Author: Luca Gius (MIT Sloan)

Discussant: Colleen Cunningham (LBS)

1:55pm - "The Creation and Diffusion of Knowledge: Evidence from the Jet Age

Authors: Stefan Pauly (Sciences Po), Fernando Stipanicic (Toulouse School of Economics)

Discussant: Michael Ewens (Caltech)


20-min presentation, 10-min discussion and 5-min Q&A


Please register here

Submissions (now closed)

Papers can be submitted by mail to Please mention the name of the presenting author in the subject line. We look forward to your submissions!


Student co-organizers: Caroline Genç (Université Paris Dauphine-PSL), Tarikua Erda (Columbia), Ellen Xiyue Li (UBC Sauder School of Business), Hedieh Rashidi Ranjbar (Michigan Ross), Liudmila Alekseeva (IESE Business School), Minmo Gahng (University of Florida), Seula Kim (University of Maryland), Silvia Dalla Fontana (USI Lugano and SFI), Sophia Jing Xue (University of Maryland), and Yingxiang Li (UBC Sauder School of Business)

Faculty co-organizers: Michael Ewens, Yael Hochberg, Song Ma, and David Robinson.


Entrepreneurial finance, innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital and private equity.


Stay tuned for Fall deadline


May 2nd, 2022, 12pm ET (Zoom)