2nd edition of the MOOC on alternative finance achieved 400 subscribers!

The 2nd edition of the MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on Alternative Finance, which could be accessed absolutely free of charge here has achieved huge success with nearly 400 subscribers.
The course introduces the key models and approaches related to raising finance from sources alternative to bank lending (crowdfunding, invoice trading, venture capital, business angels, fintech platforms), addressing these topics both at a basic and advanced level.
The course counted on the participation of providers of alternative finance and professional investors as well as entrepreneurs, startuppers and policymakers, who wanted to learn more on these new financing channels available for startups and SMEs.
More than 80% of the participants came from Southern and Eastern European countries, such as Italy, Lithuania, Spain, and Ukraine, where the market of Alternative Finance still needs the transfer and adopt best practices for further growth. This was one of the specific objectives of this second edition, which we were able to reach. Moreover, female participation reached nearly 40%, which could be considered an excellent result given the low incidence of female professionals in the target audience of the MOOC.