With this training session, the Edufinet Project aims to teach entrepreneurs the main keys of the financial world and, especially, skills related to funding, for them to assess and choose the most suitable product to launch a business initiative.
The Edufinet Project, is one of the first financial education programmes in Spain, whose job to promote and disseminate financial literacy has received several awards in its nearly 15 years of history. It currently collaborates with over twenty universities and business institutions and organizations.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has given, in collaboration with the Instituto Municipal para la Formación y el Empleo (Municipal Institute for Training and Employment, IMFE) of Malaga City Council, a workshop aimed at entrepreneurs to inform them on the main financing alternatives available to launch their business projects.
With this training session, the Edufinet Project aims to teach entrepreneurs the main keys of the financial world and, especially, skills related to funding, for them to assess and choose the product that best suits the situation and needs of their businesses.
Among the topics addressed in this workshop, the following can be mentioned: main types of financing according to the life of the asset to fund (short- and long-term) or financing with own or third-party funds. Also, those aspects which are most valued by financial institutions have also been analyzed and emphasis has been placed on the need to have knowledge on accounting and finances to perform in a business environment.
The Edufinet Project is one of the first financial education programmes in Spain. In its nearly 15 years of history, its work has received several awards. It currently collaborates with over twenty universities and business institutions and organizations.
IMFE, belonging to Malaga City Council, intends to be an instrument to promote the economic and social development in the city of Malaga by supporting the creation and consolidation of businesses and promoting employment and self-employment
Through its Business Unit, it acts as a reference center to boost, support and provide guidance to entrepreneurs who decide to start a business project, and it is responsible for channeling the different aids to entrepreneurship.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering financial education initiative
The Edufinet Project, has been working, through an Internet portal aimed at the general public, since the end of 2007, although its development began in 2005. In addition to more than ten business institutions and organizations, 14 universities collaborate with the programme. All this has made Unicaja to be one of the financial institutions pioneering in Spain in the launch of an initiative of this kind.
During its trajectory, more than 146,600 people have participated in the different conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars developed, of which 108,000 have attended the Conferences on Financial Education for Young People.
The website www.edufinet.com, which offers systemic and practical information in a question-answer format and where no previous knowledge is required, has registered so far more than 7.8 million visits, with consultations and access from nearly 180 countries.
The Edufinet Project has other two specific portals: the first one, addressed to businessmen and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp), and the second one, on financial education for young people (Edufinext).