Monthly Archives: December 2014

GeekIt Wins #SLL2014 in Finland

The first ever Sanoma Learning Lab is drawing to a close. However, the most interesting and intensive part of the program is still ahead: the bootcamp. Next week the five best teams – one from each Sanoma Learning country – will travel to Amsterdam for a four day stint of hard work on their ideas.

The lucky teams are Tuto from The Netherlands, Science Stew from Sweden, TeamUp from Poland, and Readit from Belgium. And of course GeekIt from Finland! Have a look at GeekIt’s quick pitch video:

GeekIt did a great job of validating their idea along the way. They proposed the idea of upper secondary students helping each other on Facebook. What ended up happening was that the students themselves formed the FB group for doing this. So there is clearly a market demand.

Now at the bootcamp GeekIt has the chance to create a prototype of their idea, going beyond what some FB group can offer. Looking forward to see next Thursday what it has evolved to!

The runner-up in Finland was MovEd. MovEd is addressing another very important phenomenon, namely children these days sitting still too much and not getting enough exercise.