Nordic Edtech Award 2017

30. nov 2017 | Slush, Kokustamo, Messuaukio 1, Helsinki

The best of Nordic edtech startups will be on show at Nordic Edtech Awards 2017, which is done in collaboration with Slush in Helsinki. The awards is the first initiative from a new Nordic edtech partnership, putting Nordic edtech on the international investor map.


Five Nordic Edtech Award finalists ready to conquer the world, representing the Nordic Edtech core values: Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy.

The Finalists:

Lexplore – Service for discovering dyslexia in time (S)

Mightifier– Mightifier teaches social & emotional skills by positive peer feedback. (SF)

EduLab- Matematikfessor– Mathematics and adaptivity (DK)

Kara Connect – It connects special education and teachers to students that need special one-to-one help and gives access to the right help through on-line therapy. (IS)

EdTech Foundry/Differ – Differ is a messaging app that creates active learning communities for your courses, so students can collaborate and help each other. And it uses chatbot teaching assistants to automate student follow-up, so no student is left behind. (N)

The Award had an incredible response, with 63 applications from all over the Nordics (and some other countries, too!).

The Nordic edtech community is getting in formation and we have many promising and exciting entrepreneurs in our countries. Through joining forces and pulling together, Nordic edtech has the opportunity to take a position as the best and most competitive in the world, our finalists are great examples of this.

The Nordics attracts a lot of capital due to a high degree of innovation, userability, high technology and scaleability. A strong gaming industry and fintech scene are examples of this. With an  internationally renowned education system, good at developing future skills like collaboration, creativity and entrepreneurship, and leading in digitalising the education sector, Nordic Edtech have all the ingredients needed to be the home for the next edtech unicorn.

Nordic Edtech Alliance is a partnership between Nordic Edtech communities and actors. The aims of Nordic Edtech Alliance are to support and profile Nordic Edtech internationally, where the Nordic Values of Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy are core values. The goal is to attract Nordic and International investors to invest in Nordic Edtech companies and to build bridges to international markets for Nordic Edtech companies and suppliers. The Nordic Edtech Startup Award is NEAs first cooperative initiative.