Nicola Carta is a Ph.D. candidate in Finance at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice (IT). He primarily conducts research in the field of entrepreneurial finance, with a particular focus on start-up and SME financing, as well as the interplay between different investor types. Nicola has been a visiting scholar at Florida Atlantic University (USA), where he had the privilege of working under the guidance of internationally renowned and esteemed professors, Dist. Prof. Douglas Cumming and Prof. Sofia Johan. He presented his research papers at major international conferences such as the ENTFIN Conference, the European Academy of Management Conference, and the European Conference of University Professors of Banking and Finance. He is a member of the Italian Academy of Business Administration (AIDEA), the Italian Association of University Teachers of Financial Intermediaries and Markets (ADEIMF), and the European Association of University Professors of Banking and Finance (Wolpertinger Club).
Ph.D. candidate in Finance, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Rigoni U., Prof. Dr. Cavezzali E., Prof. Dr. Capizzi, V.
Start-up and SME financing, and capital structure
Digitization and Entrepreneurship (Crowdfunding, Fintech, Insurtech, ...)
Sustainable Finance and Investing
Ph.D. student in Finance, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, since 2019.
Visiting Scholar, Florida Atlantic University, 2023.
Post-graduate course "Panel Data Econometrics: theory and applications", Società Italiana di Econometria (SIdE), 2022.
Post-graduate course "Introduction to Machine Learning and Text Mining for economists", Società Italiana di Econometria (SIdE), 2021.
II Level Master of Research in Management Studies, Ca' Foscari University Venice, 2019 - 2020.
M.Sc. Economics and Finance, Ca' Foscari University Venice (110 Cum Laude), 2016 - 2018.
B.Sc. Economics and Management, University of Padua, 2013 - 2016.
Sustainable Finance Consultant, International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE), since 2021.
Research Scholarship financed by “Fondazione Di Venezia” on the project "Il Futuro della Finanza per le Imprese del Nord-Est", 2019.
Course "Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions" (Bachelor), Senior Teaching Assistant and Tutor, a.y. 2022-2023.
Course "Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions" (Bachelor), Senior Teaching Assistant and Tutor, a.y. 2021-2022.
Course "Economia Politica 1" (Bachelor), Senior Teaching Assistant and Tutor, a.y. 2020-2021.
Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), since 2021.
Associazione Docenti Economia Intermediari Mercati Finanziari (ADEIMF), since 2021.
European Association of University Teachers in Banking and Finance (Wolpertinger Club), since 2019.
BLISS - Digital Impact Lab, since 2021.
Italian (mother tongue)
Awards and accomplishments
Best Ph.D. Thesis - European Business Angel Network (EBAN)
Participation in international conferences
2023 ENTFIN Conference, University of Antwerp, Antwerp (BE)
2023 FAU seminar series, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton (USA).
2022 ENTFIN Conference, University of Bath, Bath (UK).
2022 European Conference of University Teachers in Banking and Finance (Wolpertinger Club), CUNEF University, Madrid (Spain).
2022 European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), ZHAW School of Management and Law, Zurich (Switzerland).
2021 European Conference of University Teachers in Banking and Finance (Wolpertinger Club), Cracow University of Economics, Cracow (Poland).
Seminars, workshops and meeting
2023 ADEIMF summer meeting "L’evoluzione dei business model bancari tra nuovi bisogni finanziari delle imprese, innovazioni tecnologiche e interventi regolamentari", University of Florence, Forence (Italy)
2022 ADEIMF summer meeting "Transizione ecologica e social impact banking: implicazioni per la finanza d'impresa e per gli intermediari", University of Bari, Bari (Italy)
2022 ADEIMF winter meeting "Intermediari e finanza per il rilancio delle imprese italiane", Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Venice (Italy).
2021 ADEIMF summer meeting "Nuovi modelli di intermediazione per il finanziamento delle imprese: tendenze evolutive fra innovazione tecnologica e dinamiche competitive", University of Palermo, Palermo (Italy).