On March 10 the Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) will participate n the multiplier event “Entrepreneurial Finance Education and ICT-based Tools” organized by the Jan Kochanowski University (UJK) from Kielce, Poland, and framed as an activity of the Erasmus Plus FINANCEn_LAB project led by the Foundation.
The activity will be attended by financial experts and project partners, including Inna Alexeeva-Alexeev, Project Manager at FUNIBER.
The Doctor in Entrepreneurship Projects will provide an overall presentation of the project, emphasizing the objectives set and what has been achieved, as well as the future impact that the simulator will bring about.
During the simulation tool’s development, instructors and users have positively assessed its potential for future student learning and training. This simulator teaches anyone about managing startups in a simple and affordable manner via different scenarios such as accelerators, European funds, crowdfunding in all its forms, business angels or venture capitals, among others.
Instructors who have had the opportunity to handle this tool also evaluated this tool positively, given that it will enable the acquisition of skills and specific knowledge in the area of financing and, above all, closely related to real-world circumstances. “We have tried to focus a lot on creating these real-world situations to provide the user with all the functional tools currently used in entrepreneurship. This is aimed at contributing to greater financial literacy among current and potential entrepreneurs, such as university students,” says Alexeeva-Alexeev.
During the Multiplier Event, a demonstration will take place on how the simulator works and what is to be achieved through the practice offered by the different modules, inviting attendees to try it out and provide feedback, a requirement for improving the final product.
There will also be a brief debate on financial education, specifically on this type of knowledge, which is generally reserved for more specific backgrounds, such as students of Business Administration and Management or Economics.
The project involves the Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași Romania’s (UAIC), the Jan Kochanowski University (UJK) in Poland, the TVW GmbH company in Germany, as well as the University of Valladolid (UVa) and the Center for Research and Industrial Technology of Cantabria (CITICAN)in Spain.
The project partners expect to hold a total of 5 multiplier events with the aim of sharing and disseminating the results of the simulator among stakeholders: organizations related to higher education and vocational training institutions, especially entities supporting entrepreneurship, chambers of commerce, incubators and owners/managers of micro-SMEs and start-up entrepreneurs, as well as policymakers and public administration.
The event will be conducted in accordance with the common framework for multiplier events and dissemination guidelines.
Those interested in testing their financial knowledge and learning more about the digital simulators can read more information on the project’s website.
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