One space in tech that is not broadly covered, but is super interesting, is education. Finnish media and learning giant Sanoma ($3 billion revenue in 2013) organised a Startup Challenge to find the most interesting EdTech companies in Europe. Over a hundred companies, from 24 countries, joined the competition.
Now five companies battle for the $35k check that Sanoma is awarding to the winner.
So. Much. Tech.
Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.
The five companies are:
- Wewanttoknow (Norway) creates learning solutions based on games, teaching difficult subjects in an easy, quick, fun and effective way.
- EduKey (Wales) improves student behavior in schools seating by offering seating charts & behavior management software.
- Labster (Denmark) creates and offers revolutionary, motivating, and globally scalable science education software that enhances education for students of bio-sciences.
- Eduvee (England) is an intuitive learning and tutoring platform that integrates and delivers personalized curriculum mapped multi-media content to learners on any device.
- Jumpido (Bulgaria) re-imagines education through games combining physical exercise with engaging math problems.
All finalists will present their company on stage next week at TNW Europe Conference in Amsterdam, where a jury will determine the winner of the challenge.
Besides the presentations of these five startups there will be a track covering education with speakers like Dale Stephens (founder Uncollege), John Martin (CEO Sanoma Learning) and Matt Cynamon (Regional director Europe at General Assembly).