Learning scientist and head geek. Formally Labster CTO
May 1, 2014
New lab launches and competitions
What a start to the year it has been for Labster. We started out winning the global Elance competition final in New York in February, where we won over more than 800 other skillful startups from all over the world.
Next up we were chosen for the final showdown on The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on the 25th of April. All the startups were European-based companies in the market for K-12 education and competition was tough with some excellent candidates among the over 100 startups enrolled. But Labster kicked the competition to the curb and yet again they were voted best startup. Co-sponsor on the event was Sanoma Ventures. Sanoma Ventures is a titan of industry and the group’s net sales totalled EUR 2.2 billion in 2013.
Mads Bonde accepts the Labster award
After having decided on the winner, CEO of Sanoma Learning John Richard Martin said
“We chose Labster as winner of the challenge for two reasons: i) excellent potential impact on the future of education, showing good proof-points on learning results, cost efficiency and engagement, and ii) a strong “make it happen” team”
On 7 May 2014 Labster is showcasing their brand new virtual laboratories developed in collaboration with Novozymes; Novo Nordisk; and Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, on an event open to all Danish high school teachers at Oerestad Gymnsium in Copenhagen. The new labs will be freely available to all Danish high school students. You can read more about the event here (In Danish).
When we say that everyone deserves the right to get the chance to have a million dollar lab - we mean it!
Please make sure you sign up for the big #EDUdisrupt Summit in Copenhagen, 14 May 2014:
Under the headline “LET’S REIMAGINE EDUCATION” Labster CEO and Founder Mads Tvillingegaard Bonde will make a presentation on Labster’s newest virtual reality platform which is developed in collaboration with the makers of the VR headset Oculus Rift. This will be our to date most sophisticated and immersive technology for virtual learning, and we can not wait to show the whole world what science look like in Labtser’s Virtual Reality Mode.
The event wants to give a voice to those in Denmark and beyond who are out in the trenches where education is being reimagined. So please join us for a showcase of Labster’s newest technology and meet all the other pioneers in edutech. For more information on the Summit, and to sign up, please read more here: http://edudisrupt.org/