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Helsinki, May 5th 2017
Finnish EdTech Innovation Mightifier took home Grand Prize of 50 000 EUR in the Arctic15 Microsoft Pitching Competition 2017
Finnish EdTech startup, The Mighty United Oy, has been named the winner of the Arctic15 Microsoft Pitching Competition 2017 for startups. Competing against 500 Nordic and Baltic startups, the win guarantees Mightifier app a 50 000 EUR syndicate deal with FiBAN, Finnish Business Angel Network to expand the global reach of the app. The jury team, consisting of prominent investors, highlighted the severe competition.
There was a great selection of startups at the Arctic15 and the decision was not easy. We were impressed by the future potential Mightifier has and the positive impact on individual and society level, says Mirja Laulajainen, FiBAN Board member
Mightifier app is a scalable, measurable, and courageous solution to tackle the difficult problem of bullying in a new way, says CEO Mervi Pankäläinen.
There’s a tremendous, global need to enhance the wellbeing at classrooms with very few solutions currently available. The win enables us to expand our operations even further globally, take on new markets, and help more teachers and kids to be successful.
The Mighty United Oy, focusing on social-emotional learning of primary school kids, says that its success is based on teamwork with teachers and kids in the real classrooms. The positive peer feedback app has been sweeping the trophy tables; last week, it won a Grand Prix, best in show award in a prestigious Finnish design competition Vuoden Huiput 2016. Mightifier app was also recently named the winner of Best in Design and honored in Most Innovative Digital Service category in the annual 2017 Grand One Awards. The app also placed in the top 5 in the 2017 Webby Awards.
Mightifer is a positive peer communication app with a measurable impact. The app boosts social and emotional learning, which are strongly connected to academic performance and vital to the success of the 21st Century kids.
CEO Mervi Pänkäläinen
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