Entrepreneurship@DU Speaker Series with Karen Xie
entrepreneurship@DU Winter 2021 Speaker Series is delighted to feature Karen Xie speaking on:
Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), Tokenization & Entrepreneurship
Initial coin offerings provide an alternative path for companies to raise money, create a liquid market and allow ordinary investors the opportunity to invest. Karen will discuss how initial coin offerings work and how the business and investor should approach ICOs.
Tuesday, March 2nd 6:00-7:00 PM!
*OPEN TO DU STUDENTS ACROSS ALL LEVELS AND DISCIPLINES, FACULTY, STAFF AND ALUMNI*
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Karen Xie is the Betty and Fritz Knoebel Fellow and an associate professor of service analytics at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. She works on technology-driven innovations in the service industry, with a focus on online markets, platform economy, FinTech, Airbnb and real estate markets.
Karen’s work is under review or published at Management Science, MIS Quarterly and Journal of MIS. Especially notable is her research on Airbnb and residential real estate markets, which helped Denver City Council pass game-changing legislation on short-term rental services. She also provides expert opinion on Airbnb and its impact on housing markets to popular press venues, such as Forbes, New York Times, NBC News and the Denver Post. Her work has garnered awards or financial support from Facebook, Zillow, Marketing Science Institute, NET Institute, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative and I-CHRIE, among others.
Prior to pursuing her academic career, Karen worked as an analyst at Accenture, an IT management consulting company. During her tenure at DU, Karen has continued to work closely with tech-savvy industry leaders in the lodging, finance and real estate sectors, including Airbnb, Expedia, USAA, UBS and Sage Hospitality. She herself is an entrepreneur, currently bootstrapping a data analytics company.
Outside of work, Karen is an enthusiast for ski. In winters, she is often found on double-diamond ski runs of Colorado’s epic mountains. She holds a PhD from Temple University Fox School of Business, an MPhil from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a bachelor’s degree from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Entrepreneurship@DU is excited to continue with our Speaker Series events this quarter! Over the next 10 weeks, we will be featuring six speakers from diverse backgrounds discussing a wide range of topics focused on entrepreneurship. Each event will be 60 minutes and follow an interview format with the last 30 minutes open for Q&A’s.
*The virtual meeting information will be sent once you register.*
Questions? Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.