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Crowdinvesting Symposium

7th Crowdinvesting Symposium 2019

Keynote Speech

In 2019, the topic of the symposium is ”Real Estate Crowdfunding.“ The following research areas will be covered: entrepreneurial finance, reward- based and equity crowdfunding, social trading, personal financial management, robo advice, blockchain, and crypto currencies. This year’s keynote speaker is Prof. Mingfeng Lin, Associate Professor of Information Technology Management at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

Panel

Panel Discussion of the 7th Crowdinvesting Symposium "Real Estate Crowdfunding" with Prof. Mingfeng Lin (Georgia Institute of Technology), Henning Frank, CEO (Zinsland), Udo Franke, Head of the Stock Market and Securities Department (Federal Ministry of Finance), Dr. Konrad Rusch, Partner (Lindemann Schwennicke & Partner) and a moderation by Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf (University of Bremen) and Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn (HU Berlin).

Keynote Speech

In 2018, the topic of the symposium was ”Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings.“ Keynote speaker was David Yermack, who is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation and Director of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business.

Panel

Panel Discussion of the 6th Crowdinvesting Symposium "Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings" with Prof. David Yermack (NYU Stern School of Business), Dr. Heike Winter (German Central Bank, Payment Systems Policy Division), Hagen Thomas Weiß (Federal Financial Supervision Authority, BaFin) and a moderation by Daniel Resas (Schnittker Möllmann Partners).

Q&A

Q&A of the 6th Crowdinvesting Symposium "Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings" with Prof. David Yermack (NYU Stern School of Business), Dr. Heike Winter (German Central Bank, Payment Systems Policy Division), Hagen Thomas Weiß (Federal Financial Supervision Authority, BaFin) and a moderation by Daniel Resas (Schnittker Möllmann Partners).

5th Crowdinvesting Symposium 2017

Keynote Speech

In 2017, the topic of the symposium is ”the Regulation of FinTechs“. Keynote speaker is Douglas Cumming, Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Research Chair in Economics and Public Policy at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.

Panel

Under the moderation of Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn (HU Berlin), Dr. Robert Kilian (General Counsel, N26), Dr. Jens Kunz (Partner, Noerr LLP), Professor Douglas Cumming (York University) and Doris Dietze (Federal Ministry of Finance) will discuss the regulation of FinTechs in the panel discussion of the 5th Crowdinvesting Symposium.

Q&A

Under the moderation of Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn (HU Berlin), Dr. Robert Kilian (General Counsel, N26), Dr. Jens Kunz (Partner, Noerr LLP), Professor Douglas Cumming (York University) and Doris Dietze (Federal Ministry of Finance) will discuss the regulation of FinTechs in the panel discussion of the 5th Crowdinvesting Symposium.

4th Crowdinvesting Symposium 2016

Opening speech

In 2016, the symposium will focus on "Financial Decision Making and the Internet". Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf gives a short introduction and almost the state of the art of the DFG Research Group.

Keynote Speech

In 2016, the symposium will focus on "Financial Decision Making and the Internet". The keynote speech will be delivered by Ethan Mollick, Edward B. and Shirley R. Shil's Assistant Professor of Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Panel

Panel discussion on the 4th Crowdinvesting Symposium - with Ethan Mollick (Wharton School), Daniel Halmer (raisin), Florian Pricker (Scalable Capital), Andrea Rexer (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and Lars Hornuf, among others

3rd Crowdinvesting Symposium 2016

opening speech

Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf and Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn are organising the 3rd Crowdinvesting Symposium at the LMU Munich on 23 October 2015 under the motto "Crowdinvesting nach dem Kleinanlegerschutzgesetz".

Keynote Speech

Professor Steve Bradford from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will give the keynote speech at the 3rd Crowdinvesting Symposium and will address various regulatory approaches to crowd investing in Germany and the USA.

Panel

Moderated by Jens Tönnesmann (Die Zeit), Jens-Uwe Sauer (Seedmatch and Mezzany), Dr. Joachim Schwerin (European Commission), Uwe Siebert (Serial-Investor) and Heinrich Staudinger (Austrian entrepreneur, GEA and Waldviertler) will discuss the effects of the Small Investor Protection Act and the developments on the market in the panel discussion of the 3rd Crowdinvesting Symposium.

2nd Crowdinvesting Symposium 2014

Under the motto "After Crowdinvesting: Anschlussfinanzierung, Exit Strategien und Verwässerungsschutz" the Chair of Civil and Corporate Law organized the second Crowdinvesting Symposium at the LMU Munich on July 4, 2014.
The program included an academic conference and a student workshop, a lecture on market developments and regulatory perspectives in Europe by Dr. Lars Hornuf and the keynote lecture "After Crowdinvesting: Second Rounds, Exit Startegies and Dilution Protection" by Professor Armin Schwienbacher. In the subsequent panel discussion with representatives of a crowd investing platform, a law firm, a VC investor and a start-up company, the current developments with regard to follow-on financing, exit strategies and dilution protection in crowd investing were discussed.

opening speech

Opening speech at the 2nd Crowd Investing Symposium 2014 by Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn, holder of the Chair of Civil Law and Corporate Law at the LMU Munich.

Panel

Panel discussion on the 2nd Crowd Investing Symposium 2014 with Dr. Guido Sandler (CEO Bergfürst), Dr. Nikolas Zirngibl (Partner Hogan Lovells), Axel Nitsch (T-Venture), Christopher Kampshoff (CEO Lendstar) and Jens Tönnesmann (Die Zeit)

Keynote Speech

Professor Armin Schwienbacher from SKEMA Business School will give the keynote speech, covering various aspects and challenges of follow-up financing in crowd investing.

Market developments - presentation to the workshop

Lecture by Dr. Lars Hornuf on market developments and regulatory perspectives in Europe at a student workshop.

1st Crowdinvesting Symposium 2013

Under the motto "Market Development and Regulatory Perspectives", the Chair of Civil and Corporate Law and the LMU Contact Point for Research and Technology Transfer (KFT) organized the first Crowd Investing Symposium on February 8, 2013 at the LMU. The program included two lectures by LMU experts Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn and Dr. Lars Hornuf, who gave an overview of market development and the legal situation as well as regulatory perspectives. In the subsequent panel discussion with operators of crowd investing platforms as well as representatives from the fields of start-up and venture capital, the advantages and disadvantages of the new form of financing for start-up companies were considered. The aim of the organizers was to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience between research and practice in order to obtain a more accurate picture of the rapidly growing market for crowd investing.

opening speech

Opening speech of the Crowdinvesting-Symposium 2013 by Dean Prof. Dr. Martin Kocher.

Rechtslage und Regulierungsperspektive

Lecture "Rechtslage und Regulierungsperspektive" at the 1st Crowdinvesting Symposium 2013 by Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn.

Market overview

Dr. Lars Hornuf gives an overview of the market development and legal situation as well as regulatory perspectives.

 

Panel

Panel discussion on the 1st Crowd Investing Symposium 2013 with Tamo Zwinge (Co-Founder & Managing Director Companisto), Steffen Reitz (CEO Smarchive, today Gini), Thomas Herzog (Innovestment), Christian Thaler-Wolski (Wellington Partners), Wolfgang Seibold (Earlybird) and Christoph Zinser (LMU Spin-Off Service)