Italy, Torino

Entrepreneurial Finance Summer School

when 23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 300

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 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).

Lectures

Lectures will be offered on the following topics:

- The spectrum of financing choices for entrepreneurial ventures;
- Financing innovation: actors, instruments, trends;
- Crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding;
- Business angels: individuals, groups and networks;
- Venture capital types: governmental, independent, corporate and bank affiliated;
- How venture capitalists work: deals, exits, impacts on firms’ performances;
- The promise and danger of Initial Coin Offerings;
- Social impact finance;
- Incubators and Accelerators;
- Methodological issues in entrepreneurial finance.

Target group

The summer school is targeted to PhD and Master students.

Course aim

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). It will provide students with insights into the complexities of attracting financing for start-ups, with a specific focus on innovative ventures. PhD students will also receive important feedbacks on their current papers/research proposals by senior scholars and will get advice on how to structure their research in order to publish in leading academic journals.

Fee info

EUR 300: EU-SPRI members: the summer school EARLY BIRD fee is 300 € (i.e. for payments made within August 25th, 2019; LATE BIRD fee: 380€). Please note that attendance to the EU-SPRI ECC conference is free of charge
The summer school fee includes attendance to the EU-SPRI ECC conference, summer school material, welcome cocktail, coffee breaks, lunches, conference dinner, didactic visits and extra-didactic activities.
EUR 505: Non EU-SPRI members: the summer school EARLY BIRD fee is 300€ (i.e. for payments made within August 25th, 2019; LATE BIRD fee: 380€). In addition, non EU-SPRI members need to contribute for the EUSPRI ECC conference a fee of 205€.
The summer school fee includes attendance to the EU-SPRI ECC conference, summer school material, welcome cocktail, coffee breaks, lunches, conference dinner, didactic visits and extra-didactic activities.