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ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM ON CROWDFUNDING – Fung Institute

October 17, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - October 18, 2013 @ 2:00 pm EST

University of California at Berkeley
Blum Hall, plaza level

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM -Friday, October 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM (PDT)

AGENDA:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

 

12:00PM-1:00PM    REGISTRATION & WELCOME LUNCHEON

1:00-2:15    INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON CROWDFUNDING

➢ Dr. Tarik Yousef, CEO, Silatech
➢ Dr. Shehab Marzban, Shekra.com
➢ Dr. David Bholat, Bank of England
➢ Julia Groves, Chair, UK CrowdFunding Network
➢ Kristof De Buysere, European Crowdfunding Network
➢ Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder of Grow VC Group
➢ Tomás de Lara, Co-founder at Engage, Netweaver at Comum.cc

2:15PM-2:30PM    BREAK

2:30PM-3:30PM    RESEARCH SESSION: WHO GETS CROWDFUNDED?

➢ Ethan Mollick, Wharton School of Business “Swept Away by the Crowd? CrowdFunding, Venture Capital, and the Selection of Entrepreneurs”
➢ Gerrit K.C. Ahlers, A.T. Kearney GmbH, with Christina Guenther, Douglas Cumming, and Denis Schweizer  “Signaling in Equity CrowdFunding”
➢ Alicia Robb, Kauffman Foundation, with Dan Marom, and Orly Sade  “Gender Dynamics in CrowdFunding: Evidence on Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Deals from Kickstarter”
➢ Peter Younkin, McGill University, with Keyvan Kashkooli   “A Crowd or a Community”

Discussant: Olav Sorenson, Yale School of Management

3:30PM-3:45PM    BREAK

3:45PM-4:30PM    WORLD BANK PAPER PUBLICATION:

➢ Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss, Crowdfund Capital Advisors and Fung Institute, UC Berkeley, with Richard Swart, Anthony Lambkin  “Scaling Innovation: Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World”

4:30PM-5:00PM    THE REGULATION AND POLICY OF CROWDFUNDING

➢ Hye Hwal Seong, Inha University, Korea – The Korean Resolution of Crowdfunding Regulatory Challenges
➢ Doug Ellenoff, Ellenoff Grossman and Schole, LLP

Discussant: Richard Swart – Research Director, Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial Finance, Fung Institute

5:00PM-5:30PM    DEAN SHANKAR SASTRY:

➢ Award Ceremony for Congressman Patrick McHenry, 10th District of North Carolina

5:30PM-6:30PM    RECEPTION

6:30PM-8:00PM    DINNER

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

8:00AM-8:30AM    BREAKFAST

8:30AM-9:30AM    RESEARCH SESSION: DYNAMICS OF THE CROWDFUNDING PROCESS

➢ Thomas Hildebrand, European School of Management and Technology, with Manju Puri and Jörg Rocholl  “Adverse Incentives in CrowdFunding”
➢ Venkat Kuppuswamy, University of North Carolina, with Barry L. Bayus  “CrowdFunding Creative Ideas: The Dynamics of Project Backers in Kickstarter”
➢ Anindya Ghose, NYU Stern School of Business, with Gordon Burtch and Sunil Wattal  “Private Displays of Affection: An Empirical Examination of Online CrowdFunding Information Hiding Behavior”

Discussant: Gustavo Manso, Haas School of Business

9:30AM-10:30AM    ACADEMIC PANEL

➢ Charles F. Manski, Northwestern University
➢ Manju Puri, Duke University
➢ Toby E. Stuart, Haas School of Business
➢ Hal Varian, Google

10:30AM-11:00AM   BREAK

11:00AM-11:45AM   RESEARCH SESSION: THE GEOGRAPHY OF CROWDFUNDING

➢ Ajay Agrawal, Rotman School of Management, with Christian Catalinia, Avi Goldfarb  “The Geography of CrowdFunding.”
➢ Mingfeng Lin, University of Arizona, with Siva Viswanathan  “Home Bias in Online Investments: An Empirical Study of an Online Crowd Funding Market”

Co-Discussants: Lee Fleming, UC Berkeley & Bryan Zhang, Cambridge

11:45AM-1:00PM   LUNCH

1:00PM-2:00PM    CROWDFUNDING DATA SCHEMA AND DATABASE DISCUSSION

➢ Richard Swart and Lee Fleming, UC Berkeley

2:00pm-3:00pm    Research Group reports & plans for future discussions➢ Bryan Zhang, Dan Marom, Kevin Grell, Kristof De Buysere, Lucy Hu, and Shehab Marzban

3:00PM                   ADJOURN

 

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October 17, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
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October 18, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
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University of California at Berkeley
Blum Hall, plaza level
Berkeley,CAUnited States
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