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February 16, 2017

Financial Literacy for College Students

Tanya Van Court, Founder and CEO of iSow and David Helene, Co-Founder of Edquity and UniFi Scholars talked about the basics of personal finance and how to master the challenges young people face when dealing with none on February 16, 2017 at St. Francis College.

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The two talked about why their companies focus on financial literacy for young people, sustainability, and growth. They'll also talked about how to take control of your finances.

"Entrepreneurs with weak financial literacy skills are often unable to take their ideas and create opportunities from them," said Eda Sanchez-Persampieri, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. "Start-ups are often derailed by the founder's poor credit ratings and lack of budgeting ability."

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The talk was moderated by St. Francis College Student Success Coordinator Steven Boyarsky and hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship.

St. Francis College's Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to stimulate and promote entrepreneurial activity in Brooklyn that leads to creation of sustainable socioeconomic value. The Center seeks to create synergistic partnerships with Brooklyn-based entrepreneurs by providing them with access to faculty experts through two channels: value-added programs of research and education that helps the entrepreneur bridge the knowledge gap and providing entrepreneurs with a toolbox of resources through the Center's Open Virtual Incubator. The Center seeks to create socially responsible and robust entrepreneurial activity with its Brooklyn-based business partners.financial literacy