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The 5th Entrepreneurial Finance (ENTFIN) Association Annual Meeting 2020

The Annual Finance Conference, hosted by the University of Bath School of Management. Submission deadline extended to 30 April 2020.

Important information - this event has been postponed. A new date has not yet been announced

  • 9 Jul 2020, 9.00am to 10 Jul 2020, 5.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • The Edge, University of Bath
  • Price from £150.00 to £520.00 (GBP)
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In response to the global impact of Covid-19 we have decided to postpone ENTFIN 2020 Bath to 2022. ENTFIN 2021 will take place in Antwerp, Belgium as planned.

More details will be shared in due course. We sincerely thank you for your submission and support, and look forward to meeting you in 2022. If you have any questions, please email us at

The conference aims to provide a platform for multidisciplinary knowledge spillovers among academics and practitioners interested in the development of entrepreneurial finance, financial innovation and technology, regulation, banking, and the evolution of digital finance.

The fast growth and adoption of financial innovation is rapidly changing the value chain in financial services encompassing banking, insurance, asset management, and capital markets. Such innovation is helping to revolutionise payments, wealth advisory services (through robotic systems), fundraising, and investment activities.

The conference will explore topics such as:

  • start-up and SME financing and/or investment activities
  • blockchain and smart contracts
  • cryptocurrencies
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • crowdfunding
  • peer-to-peer lending
  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
  • private equity and buyouts
  • business angels
  • venture capital
  • banking and the growth of entrepreneurial finance markets


Conference papers

Find out how to submit your paper

Submission deadline extended to 30 April 2020.

Registration Fees

The fee includes meals, beverages, the conference drinks and gala dinner, as well as an annual membership to the ENTFIN association.

Tickets for academics/practitioner

Tickets for PhD students

You can also buy tickets for guests to attend the conference drinks and gala dinner on 9 July - £95

Special issue of European Financial Management (EFM)

A special issue of the EFM will be published on Financial Innovation, Regulations and Banking. Managing Guest Editors are Philip Molyneux (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, Switzerland); Guest Editors are Winifred Huang (University of Bath, UK) and Ru Xie (University of Bath, UK).

The Special Issue will consist of select and extended papers presented at the ENTFIN 2020. Authors are invited to submit research papers electronically of two files in PDF format:

  1. Full complete paper and
  2. Blind paper without the name/s and affiliation/s of author/s via the EFMA website indicating with a note that your paper should be considered for the EFM Special Issue in 'Financial Innovation, Regulation and Banking'.

Special issue key dates

  • Special issue deadline submission - 31 August 2020
  • Paper decision (accept, reject or revise) - 30 November 2020
  • Submission of revised papers - 31 January 2020
  • Final paper decision - 31 March 2021
  • Publication (estimated) - December 2021

Special issue call for papers

Journal of Business Venturing Insights (JBVI) best paper award

The JBVI Best Paper Award will be given to an outstanding paper within the scope of JBVI to promote new insights into entrepreneurial phenomena. The award will be adjudicated by JBVI’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Dimo Dimov. The winning paper will be invited for an expedited review for publication in JBVI.

Conference venue and gala dinner

  • Conference venue: The Edge, University of Bath
  • Conference drinks: The Victoria Art Gallery on 9 July 2020
  • Conference gala dinner: The Pump Room on 9 July 2020

Keynote speakers

We are incredibly excited to announce our keynote speakers from the areas of finance, accounting, banking and entrepreneurship.

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Professor Jay Ritter, (University of Florida, USA)

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Professor Gavin Cassar (INSEAD, France)

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Professor Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

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Professor Dimo Dimov (University of Bath, UK) will give the opening speech

Conference paper submission

Download the call for papers


This event takes place on campus

The Edge University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

For more information about registering, or submitting a paper please get in touch