EdTech (educational technology) startup, Skidos, moved its headquarters to Copenhagen in 2015 after being selected for the accelerator programme Startupbootcamp.
Today Skidos is staffing up and growing its portfolio of educational gaming apps to teach math, tech, science, and engineering skills, having landed two grants from Innovation Fund Denmark.
Copenhagen offers a great growth environment for tech startups both in relation to network and funding opportunities. We are close to other cool gaming and tech companies such as Unity Technologies, SYBO and Playdead. Also, Copenhagen is located close to the other Nordic countries and the rest of Europe, which is an advantage for us.
Aditya Prakash, CEO and co-founder of Skidos
Accelerating in Copenhagen
Skidos was founded in 2010 by Rajdeep Sethi and Aditya Prakash in New Delhi, India, with the mission to encourage children to think, solve and above all play through fun educational apps.
The startup was selected as one of just five teams from all over the world to join the 2015 Copenhagen Summer Startupbootcamp accelerator programme, which is a global family of industry-focused startup accelerators founded in Copenhagen in 2010. Just five months later, CEO Aditya Prakash, was so smitten with Copenhagen’s startup scene that the company decided to move the headquarters to Copenhagen.
Two grants in nine months
In Copenhagen, the company has been on a roll. In January 2016, Skidos received its first grant from the publicly owned and managed Innovation Fund Denmark and recruited its founding team. Two months later, the company established a partnership with leading media group, Egmont, and in May 2016 Skidos launched its flagship product “Learning Engine for Mobile Games” at the Nordic Game Summit and partnered with three Nordic studios.
In July, Skidos launched its first mobile game converted into a learning app, Hop Star, which had 50,000 downloads during the first month – and in September 2016, the company received its second grant from Innovation Fund Denmark.
Global growth ambitions
The young company has global ambitions to make a real difference to the lives of the younger generation and to the future of our planet. The Skidos team is determined to conquer new markets and awards from its Copenhagen office, by growing its team and portfolio of educational gaming apps to teach science, technology, engineering and math skills, using a disruptive proprietary educational technology.