The EIB Institute organises trainings aimed at social entrepreneurs that cover topics of interest for impact businesses and help them with burning issues related to their work.

 

These trainings are offered by renowned experts and practitioners in relevant areas.

 

 

 

Upcoming training opportunities

E-training: Venture Capital deal terms that you need to know
Wednesday 16 September, 17:00
Online

Get prepared to join an engaging and interactive e-training, hosted by the EIB Institute. Thomas Ferré from the European Investment Fund’s Mandate Management – Equity team, will give us an overview of the key terms that you, as an entrepreneur, need to know when negotiating with a VC, going beyond pricing of valuation and discussing liquidation preferences, control rights and legal points specific to venture capital investment contracts.

Register here.

 

Data Science and Visualisation for Business
7 October 2020 – 13 November 2020
Online

The EIB Institute and IE University are partnering together to provide three scholarships on the Data Science and Visualization for Business online programme

Description

Professionals from all sectors are identifying, analysing, preparing and leveraging data to make smarter decisions on a daily basis. In this course, participants discover the basics of data science through data insights and visualisation. Gain real-time guidance, feedback and professional insights from professors and experts from Google, Amadeus and McKinsey. With their help, students apply statistical concepts underlying data analytics to create meaningful displays that improve decision-making.

 

Design Thinking and Creativity for Business
9 November, duration 5 weeks
Online

The EIB Institute and INSEAD are partnering together to provide the possibility for 30 SIT Alumni to enrol in the on-line programme “Design Thinking and Creativity for Business

Description

This programme will take you on a hands-on learning journey that will help you develop the creative-thinking skills needed to innovate in any organisational context. By elevating your creative skills, you will return to work able to develop and support a creative culture within your organisation. A culture that is capable of confidently pushing and sustaining innovative efforts.

How to create an engaging and valuable online collaboration?
Wednesday 25 November, 16:00 – 18:00
Online

In this high-energy online gathering the two trainers Wouter Smeets and Myriam Hadnes, from Glimpse, will share best practices on how to structure and facilitate engaging online sessions

At the end of the workshop, you will have:

  • Learned/experienced how to collaborate online
  • Gained insights into the topic and how to practically apply it to your own context.
  • Created connections with other SIT Alumni

 

 

 

Previous training sessions

A Tour of Modern Fundraising: Strategy and Planning

This two-day course was designed especially for organisations with a social mission, who wish to deepen knowledge about fundraising. Based on concrete examples of third sector organisations, leaders in Europe, various forms of fundraising and their main advantages and disadvantages were analysed. The aim was to present the current reality, identify the best sources of information, and address how social organisations can inspire different audiences and patrons, giving prominence to the main benefits associated with fundraising.

Alumni projects that participated in the training are:

Blagodarya Center of Suggestopedia
BioCarbon Engineering
Matter

The training on Modern Fundraising was promoted together with IRIS, with the support of Atmosfera M Porto – Associação Mutualista Montepio. The training took place in May 2019 in Porto.

The trainer was Kim van Niekerk.

Powerful Marketing Messages

This training showed entrepreneurs why their messages lose impact – what they post on their websites, promotional materials, and emails. It helped participants become editors of their own work by identifying language that does not work for their organisation and finding ways to replace it with a high-impact language that helps people clearly understand the mission of the project, and to be motivated to want to contribute.

Participants were also able to assess how the fonts, images, and layouts impact their audiences. They started writing new messages during the session that they were able to take with them and use online, on social networks and other materials they publish regarding their ventures.

Alumni projects that participated in the training:
Blagodarya Center of Suggestopedia
BioCarbon Engineering
FounderNest
SPEAK
Matter

The EIB Institute and IRIS promoted training on Powerful Marketing Messages, with the support of Atmosfera M – Associação Mutualista Montepio. The training took place in May 2019 in Porto.

The trainer was Kim van Niekerk.

Digital Marketing

The Digital Marketing training consisted of two sequential and complementary days of teamwork, with the aim of providing organisations with the concepts and tools essential for the development of tactics and digital marketing actions to promote their activity.

Alumni projects that participated in the training:

Planetiers
SPEAK
Rádio Miúdos

Training in Digital Marketing took place in March 2019 and it was promoted by the EIB Institute and IRIS, with the support of Paredes City Council.

The trainer was Joana Santos Silva.