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Crowdfunding and its implications for the entrepreneurial ecosystem:Setting the research agenda

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Kauffman Foundation, we are pleased to host an intimate academic conference on July 12-13, 2013 in Boulder, CO aimed at bringing together experts and scholars from across disciplines such as law, finance, management, marketing and entrepreneurship to discuss current work and shape the research agenda on crowdfunding.

This conference will provide a forum for discussion of current and emerging work. Because much of the work in this area is early stage, our conference will have an innovative format featuring keynote remarks and discussion, short debates/panel as well as research poster sessions highlighting current academic work on the topic.

We are very pleased to report that we received academic submissions from six countries and across a wide range of disciplines including law, management, marketing, finance, economics, and information systems for the conference. We selected research for presentation that represented a range of perspectives on the topic of crowdfunding, with a variety of different methodological approaches. We hope these presentations, in conjunction with the debates, discussions and keynote will provide a meaningful foundation from which to set the research agenda for future impactful academic work on crowdfunding.

We look forward to welcoming those of you involved with the conference to Boulder in July. For those of you who could not attend, we will be video recording key elements of the conference for you. Please check this site again after the conference for detail on how this video can be accessed.

Warm regards,

Sharon Matusik (sharon.matusik@colorado.edu)
Bret Fund (bret.fund@colorado.edu)

Conference Co-coordinators