Virtual lectures with top experts will train entrepreneurs, investors and economists
On 9 March, Finance Academy will start an education project for improvement of financial literacy. Using accessible language and practical training by top experts, the innovative programme will help the growth of a new generation of successful investors, economists and entrepreneurs in Bulgaria.
The trainees can choose between two main educational fields: Investment and Personal Finances, and Business and Entrepreneurship. The programme is for everyone who wants to improve their knowledge on topics such as business management, strategic planning, investment, property, shares and trade.
Business expert Georgi Zahariev, founder of Finance Academy, said: "A growing number of Bulgarians start their own business. The task requires not only financial resources, but also knowledge that Bulgarian educational institutions still do not offer at a sufficient level of quality. In Bulgaria this is even harder, as its economy is among the worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the EU. This is why we decided that now was the best moment to start offering quality practical training taught by professionals with rich multidisciplinary experience.
"Together with the team of Finance Academy we believe that change starts at school. This is why we will make the most important finance literacy lessons available to students and teachers in Bulgaria. Children are the main reason to start the educational project and we are proud to be the first in Bulgaria to offer such knowledge for free."
At the end of the training students will be able to exchange knowledge by presenting their ideas before investors and demonstrating their skills to evaluate business perspectives.
Finance Academy 2021 lecturers, first row, from left: Georgi Zahariev, CEO, Finance Academy; Georgi Vuldzhev, Economist, EmergingMarketWatch; Trayan Trayanov, CEO, Mercatus; Boris Pavlov, CEO, Flat Manager; Sara Bozhinova, Corporate Trainer, TTEC
Second row, from left: Anelia Angelova, CEO, Vyara Ins; Tanya Genova, Business Development Manager, MasterCard; Jasmina Gevezieva, CEO, Cardinal Bites; Daniela Bobeva, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria
About Finance Academy
Finance Academy Bulgaria is an innovative educational project that aims to improve entrepreneurship culture and personal finance literacy in Bulgaria. Experienced lecturers with world-level of expertise in different business fields will participate.
Trainees will be introduced to successful and proven work methodologies. They will demonstrate what they have learnt during the special Demo Day at the end of the campaign, in front of top investors.
Business and Entrepreneurship lectures will start on 9 March and Basics of Investment will start on 10 March.
Who is Georgi Zahariev
Georgi Zahariev is an expert with experience in entrepreneurship, education, business consulting and digital transformation. He started his first business with management of AirBnB properties in 2016. Currently, besides Finance Academy, which he sees as a personal mission, Georgi has dedicated himself to his own consultating company for digital transformation and to being a Director of Business Development at SoftUni.
His professional experience includes key positions in strategic development for brands such as Coca-Cola, Postbank, Telenor and a number of IT companies. He was a mentor at Raiffeisen Elevator Lab, Startup Ventures and guest lecturer in a number of events, including Travel Academy, Travel Massive and others. He has led corporate trainings at Societe Generale Expressbank, Vedra International and more.
Georgi is a project manager of the largest Google initiative for digital transformation in Bulgaria - Google Digital Garage. As a part of the project he and his colleagues consulted over 100 companies in different sizes and fields of operation.