IX. Finance Conference "Hamburg Innovation Growth Fund"Growth capital is insufficiently available in Germany. This year, the newly founded Hamburg Innovation Growth Fund (HIWF) will therefore be the focus of the conference.Jana TolleEspecially the following topics will be discussed during this year's Finance Conference with the overall topic "Hamburg Innovation Growth Fund":Availability and access to start-up and growth capital in Hamburg and GermanyPerspectives and critical success factors of the Hamburg Innovation Growth Fund (HIWF)Status Quo and Current Challenges in Fundraising of the Hamburg Innovation Growth Fund (HIWF)On this evening, the above-mentioned questions will be answered by politicians, consultants, investors, entrepreneurs and scientists in exciting speeches and discussed in a subsequent panel discussion. After introductory lectures on the topic, the following guests will discuss the central issues:Senator Dr. Andreas Dressel, Senator of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, President of the Tax Authority, Member of the Federal CouncilPeter Barkow, Managing Director, Barkow Consulting GmbHMatthias Grychta, Managing Partner, Neuhaus Partners GmbHDr. Joachim Seeler, Member of the Executive Board of Finanzplatzinitiative Hamburg e.V. and State Executive of the Hamburg SPDModerator: Prof. Dr. Philipp E. Zaeh, Head of Department Finance & Accounting, HSBA/HIMFPlease be aware that this event takes place in German. Currently it is fully booked. The Finance Conference takes place under the auspices of the Finanzplatzinitiative Hamburg e.V. The participation to this event is free. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Of course you may forward this invitation to interested colleagues and friends. Information for Bachelor students: As this event is part of the electives (General Studies), you will receive 0.08 credits towards your degree.