Annamaria Conti, IE Business School

Associate Professor at IE Business School and co-editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy and Strategy Science. She conducts research in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation, especially on the organization and performance determinants of technology startups as well as venture capitalists’ investment strategies.



Johanna Mair, Hertie School/Stanford PACS

Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance,  Codirector of the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Academic Editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Her research focuses on how novel organizational and institutional arrangements generate economic and social development and the role of innovation in this process.



Tom Vanacker, University of Gent

Associate Professor at Ghent University and research fellow at the Vlerick Business School. His research is focused on entrepreneurial finance. More specifically, he explores how entrepreneurs mobilise and deploy resources, especially financial, and how these resources impact venture development.



Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven

Full professor of International business economics and game theory at the Faculty of Economics and Business of KULeuven (BE). Her research in the fields of industrial organisation, international economics and strategy, innovation and science, combines analytical frameworks, micro-economics, game theory and economics of information models, with empirical, mostly econometric testing on large datasets.