Nov 24, 2022 4 MIN

Presenting OpenBB to the Next Generation of Financial Professionals

At OpenBB, we believe that investment research should be effective, powerful and accessible to everyone and that’s where we see a great fit with universities and academics.

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On the 15th and 17th of November, I spoke at both the University of Loughborough and the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. The goal of these presentations was to introduce the students to the OpenBB Terminal and provide some practical examples of how the OpenBB Terminal can be used. Both events were very successful as we had more than a hundred students present at both events. We've noticed that people are keen to learn more about OpenBB and what we are trying to achieve. See the presentation done at Warwick University in the video down below.

At OpenBB, we believe that investment research should be effective, powerful and accessible to everyone and that's where we see a great fit with universities and academics. This is due to the following points, as also shown in the presentation.

Our products are free

We believe investment research should be accessible to everyone. Therefore, the OpenBB Terminal will always remain free to use by anyone. By doing so, we continue to democratise access to investment research tools. Our products also leverage almost a 100 different data sources to have access to a vast range of financial data without any extra cost to the user.

We also want users that are willing to subscribe to premium features from certain data providers to be able to take advantage of that on OpenBB Terminal in which we will offer these capabilities.

Our products can be accessed from anywhere

We see the struggles of professors and students needing to visit the campus to collect data or perform specific analysis due to the fact that some software licenses can only be accessed directly from the University's servers.

To us, it no longer makes sense to need to be on campus in order to access research tools and financial data. We are accelerating a future where each individual can have their own investment research platform at their fingertips, regardless of their location.

We are fully Open Source

An open source product allows for higher quality, lower costs, more transparency, and faster go-to-market due to the strong community created. There is no point in re-inventing the wheel for financial theory that has been around for decades, thus users can adapt the platform to their needs or even build proprietary features on top of our infrastructure.

Our platform is completely built with Python

Python is one of the most used programming languages due to its simplified syntax and shallow learning curve. On top of this, it is highly used in data science and academia world (particularly on finance, economics or business related degrees). This is very important, as it is the first time in history that users - regardless of their background - can so easily add features to an investment research platform.

With a surge in usage of open source and Python within the industry, we are ready for the Financial professional of tomorrow.

Reach out to us!

As we have been in contact with a large selection of universities, we are looking forward to present at multiple universities around the world to enlighten professors and students of the capabilities of the OpenBB Terminal.

Are you a student or professor and are you interested a collaboration between OpenBB and your university? Feel free to contact me via hello@openbb.co or LinkedIn.

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