Entrepreneurial Finance-2022

(Behavioral-Finance-Based Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Investing)

33rd Annual Meeting; Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance

Risks in Entrepreneurial Settings; Venture Valuation; Venture Capital, Blockchain Disruption, Fintech, Decentralized Finance, Alternative Assets, Technology Startups, Entrepreneurship

September 21-24, 2022, Los Angeles, CA, USA

(Co-hosted with our sister academy, Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics; https://www.aobf.org/ )

Call for Papers, Seminars, & Participation


CONFERENCE PLATFORM. At this point our plan is to offer an In-Person conference; but we will also offer enough Virtual/Zoom sessions to accommodate all colleagues – Presenters and Attendees – who can not attend especially due to Covid-19 reasons.

OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE. SINCE ITS FIRST CONFERENCE IN 1989, The Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance (AEF) continues to offer a dedicated forum for exchange of research and application ideas related to the field of Real-Life Entrepreneurial Finance; i.e., Behavioral-Finance-Based Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Creation. Given the central role of the small and medium enterprise (SME) in a free market economy, the objective of the conference is to encourage research and inquiry in the discipline. Although the focus of the annual event is on the financial, economic, behavioral, and accounting aspects of the small firm, papers in closely-related areas will also be considered for presentation. Naturally, research on applied business, finance, and economics is also encouraged. AEF’s key areas of interest include:

  1. Risk and Risk-Taking in Start-ups and Growing Ventures;
  2. Venture Capital- Financing Small/Entrepreneurial Ventures;
  3. Blockchain Financing and Business Models; Initial Coin Offerings/ICOs; Fintech;
  4. Venture Valuation, Investing
  5. Initial Public Offerings and Other Exit Strategies;
  6. Financial Institutions, Regulation/Policy, and Small Business Financing;
  7. Innovations in Capital Markets for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs);
  8. Economics and Accounting of Small Business;
  9. Small Firm Success and/or Failure;
  10. Sustainable Economy/Finance/Society through Entrepreneurship and Innovations; and
  11. Other related issues- including Globalization and Technological factors affecting Capital Access and Startup Process.

Advances in Entrepreneurial Finance a 33rd Annual AEF Collection. Upon request of interested presenters right after the conference, a few carefully selected and further reviewed papers would be published in a book: Advances in Entrepreneurial Finance; a 33rd Annual AEF Collection. Submission deadline for this book is 30 days after the date of the presentations at the conference.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND SEMINARS for Presentation. To submit your completed paper, detailed abstract, or seminar proposal, simply click on the following URL and follow the related instructions. The submission fee is $69.00. To submit, click here:

Submission Deadline is April 15, 2022. Early Submission is Encouraged. NOTIFICATIONS of results especially for this call will be emailed to all respondents in three (3) weeks from the date of submission.

Special Sessions and Panels/Workshops. Persons interested in organizing a Special Session or Panel/Workshop should submit a letter of interest, along with a short bio using the deadline and instructions above.

We especially encourage submissions that address the new theme of our conferences: “IT’S-ALL-CONNECTED FINANCE & ECONOMICS”! Examples include: Role of Policy Making and Politics in the Success or Failure of New Ventures and vice versa; Effect of Innovation and Technology on Society and especially the Wealth/Income Gap; Globalization and Financial/Economic Risks in New Ventures; etc.