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The Evolution of Alternative Forms of Entrepreneurial Finance

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START DATE 20 June 2017
START TIME 09:30am

Committee Room 1, Hendon Town Hall, Middlesex University, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 20 June 2017
END TIME 05:00pm

This one day conference will examine the ongoing development of alternative forms of entrepreneurial finance a decade after the Global Financial Crisis

During this turbulent period which has seen both banks and private equity participants withdraw from the early stage entrepreneurial finance markets in the UK and most developed economies (Wilson and Silver, 2013), a large number of alternative forms of early stage entrepreneurial finance have emerged.

These include crowd funding, incubators and accelerators, angel groups, asset finance, alternative public investment, government interventions into grants, loans, mezzanine and pure equity finance (Baldock and Mason, 2015).

This conference will present the latest research and practitioner evidence from the UK and developed economies, addressing how the early stage entrepreneurial finance escalator has evolved since the post GFC breakages (Gill, 2010).

Provisional line-up of speakers

  • Professor Colin Mason (Glasgow University)
  • Daniel Van Der Schans (British Business Bank)
  • Professor Othmar Lehner (University of Upper Austria)
  • Osman Anwar (SQW) and Richard Cooper (Oxford Innovation)
  • Keith Arundale (Henley Business School and Adam Smith Business School, Glasgow University)
  • Professor Javed Hussain (Birmingham City University)
  • Tom Britton (Co-founder of SyndicateRoom)
  • Conference co-chairs: Robyn Owen (CEEDR Middlesex University) and Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (ISBE and Dublin City University)

More information

For further details please contact: Robyn Owen, Associate Professor, CEEDR, Middlesex University Business School or Ciarán Mac an Bhair, ISBE and Dublin City University.

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