The aim of this workshop is to teach entrepreneurs the main aspects and products of the financial world and, especially, skills related to funding for launching a business initiative and to management.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, is an award-winning financial literacy programme pioneering in the country. The project collaborates with over twenty universities, institutions and business organizations.
Unicaja, through the Edufinet Project, has given -together with the company Promálaga, belonging to Malaga City Council- a workshop to provide entrepreneurs with skills and knowledge to launch their business initiatives and with the keys of banking financing.
The aim of this workshop is to teach entrepreneurs and business owners the main aspects and products of the financial world and, especially, to teach how to prepare an economic and financial plan, the main tool to manage a company.
Among the topics addressed in this workshop, the following can be mentioned: financial education, the economic and financial study (initial investment plan, funding plan, treasury budget, profit and loss account and balance sheet, and business ratios), and types of funding.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, is a pioneering initiative in Spain whose work has been recognized with several awards. It collaborates with over twenty universities, institutions and business organizations.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering financial education initiative
The Edufinet Project launched in 2007 its Internet portal, fostered by Unicaja and with the collaboration of the International University of Andalusia (Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, UNIA) and the University of Malaga (UMA).
However, the development of the project started in 2005 within Unicaja, and it became one of the first financial institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this kind. It currently collaborates with 14 universities and over ten institutions and business organizations.
During its eleven years of trajectory, it has received several awards, and more than 127,600 people have participated in the different conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars developed, of which 89,000 have attended the Conferences on Financial Education for Young People. The website www.edufinet.com has registered so far more than 7.6 million visits, with access from nearly 180 countries.
The Edufinet Project offers two additional specific Internet portals: one aimed at business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp) and one aimed at financial education for young people (Edufinext).
Promálaga (www.promalaga.es), belonging to Malaga City Council, has a start-up support department, Malaga Emprende, whose mission is to contribute to the strengthening of Malaga’s entrepreneurial fabric by motivating and promoting current businesses and supporting the establishment of new ones, paying special attention to small to medium-sized enterprises as sources of wealth and employment.