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.
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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).