We were voted among the best startups in the world!

LearnMatch made it into the top 5 at the 2020 EdTechXGlobal Startup Award! The innovative language learning app is once again among the best startups in the world. The award was given out on the basis of innovation and growth. 

 

 

 

LearnMatch made the grade alongside GoSkills, Perlego, MobieTrain and tiney, and now numbers among the best startups in the world. The EdTechXGlobal Startup Award is a great recognition and incentive for our whole team.

 

 

What is EdTechX Europe?

EdTechXEurope is the learning community’s largest get-together. It took place for the 8th time in 2020.  This year it was organized as an online event, due to measures relating to COVID-19. The winners of the award had to do without attending the award ceremony in person this year. The award was presented in three categories: EdTechXGlobal Scale-Up Awards, EdTechXGlobal Impact Awards and EdTechXGlobal Startup Awards. LearnMatch was nominated in the last category. Nominees were judged on two main criteria: the most significant innovation and most growth in 2019. A global panel of experts had to consider a number of key factors. This is how the finalists and winners of EdTechXGlobal Startup were decided.

 

Level up!

The innovative LearnMatch app took part in the global competition last year, too, and achieved an excellent ranking. In 2020, LearnMatch set itself the task of becoming even more future-oriented and of showing and paving new pathways in education for adults and children. ‘Making education accessible for all’ is the company’s motto, which was repeatedly recognized and rewarded by the international jury of experts. This enabled the company to exceed its ranking from the previous year and secure a place among the top 5. 

The LearnMatch team congratulates the winners in each individual category. We are looking forward to the future we share and hope that we’ll all be able to celebrate our shared successes together once again next year. 

Partnership with HOLZMANN Medien

The partnership with Holzmann Medien is particularly important for Vision Education. A strong product requires strong partnerships. Through our new contract with Holzmann Medien, we have partnered with one of the leading specialist publishers in the German-speaking world. With its focus on crafts, small and medium-sized businesses and healthcare, this specialist publisher is the ideal partner for our innovative language solutions. ‘Rationell reinigen’ − its leading industry magazine − recommends the LearnMatch app for the building cleaning industry.

Holzmann Medien – where tradition goes hand in hand with innovation!

For over 80 years, Holzmann Medien has been one of the 50 largest business and specialist publishers in Germany. With specialist media in the trade, construction, smart engineering, cleaning, health and hotel industries, Holzmann Medien marries innovativation, quality and strength! There is no contradiction between tradition and innovation. On the contrary, Holzmann Medien combines the two in a perfect marriage.

A company based on strong principles

The creed of Holzmann Medien is: “Continuing education, training and further education really help people move forward”. Lifelong learning is a common faith within the company. All employees are firmly convinced that they are creating something valuable, whether as an educational coach for their readers or as a fair partner for customers and business partners. How do they achieve this? At Holzmann Medien, this is achieved through state-of-the-art tools such as online learning, apps and communities. However, the familiar books and magazines of their established brands are not neglected. The synergies between tradition and innovation result in increased trust and partnership, which in turn lead to enhanced user values and networks.

The vision: Specialist media of today build the success of tomorrow

Offline and online, but always with its finger on the pulse of digital transformation, Holzmann Medien designs the leading media of tomorrow. The dynamic family business works passionately on the future of new digital and analogue traditional media. Quality journalism for specialists is freed by the motto: “Strong brands for strong minds“. Holzmann Medien is focused on sustainable growth, innovative business models and the networking of its target groups.

We are looking forward with excitement and anticipation to our future growth in partnership with Holzmann Medien.

Vision Education once again makes the shortlist

Vision Education once again makes the shortlist for a major international awards ceremony. Amazing achievements in learning technologies were celebrated at the glittering gala ceremony held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, UK on 27 November 2019. At the Learning Technologies Awards, we took second place in the category ‘Best use of mobile learning’. We found ourselves in good company, rubbing shoulders with Mobile Coach, Yap Books, m-Spine and Digital Chefs. Being surrounded by such inspiring business minds was a truly enriching experience for us.

What are the Learning Technologies Awards?

The Learning Technologies Awards represent a huge network of talent and creativity. They are arguably the most prestigious and credible awards within the UK’s learning & development industry. The awards recognize global commitment, enthusiasm and passion for learning technologies: being shortlisted is an achievement to be proud of. Finalists are selected by an independent judging panel composed of experts and organized by the eLearning Network.

Learning Technologies Award

This particular award recognizes organizations working within the field of learning technologies that have achieved exceptional outcomes within their customers’ organizations as a direct result of the content of the learning technologies that they have developed. Furthermore, it recognizes learning technologies companies that have made a positive contribution to their range of services or products, backed up by excellent customer service.

Learning Technologies Awards 2019

Over 150 participants from various countries gathered to reflect on ideas, innovations and technologies. The awards were presented in a variety of categories, including ‘Best learning technologies project – international commercial sector’, ‘Best learning technologies project – public & non-profit sector’, ‘Best use of mobile learning’, ‘Best use of social and collaborative learning technologies’, ‘Best use of learning technologies to ensure compliance’, ‘Best learning game’, ‘Most innovative new learning technologies product – international’, ‘Best learning platform implementation’, and even ‘Learning developer of the year’. Vision Education was nominated in the category ‘Best use of mobile learning’.

We warmly congratulate the winners in each category. In addition, we look forward to remaining connected with them in the years to come. Together, we can play our part in making this world a better place: we are sure of it.

Piepenbrock – our big new partner!

Dear LearnMatch friends,

We have good news for you again! Now it’s official! A new big partner is on board!

And not just anybody! It is Germany’s number 1 in building cleaning! We are proud to be able to provide our users with even more high-quality input in the mobile language learning app with Piepenbrock in the future. Thus the industry solution for technical German for building cleaning has found an enormously important customer with the will to improve their own internal communication and productivity.

Hard facts about Piepenbrock

With 60 branches and around 27,000 employees at a total of 800 locations, Piepenbrock ensures satisfied customers every day in the maintenance, cleaning, facility management and security business segments. But also special competences such as DGUV inspections, winter services, energy management, clean room cleaning and green area maintenance belong to the first-class range of services. More than 12,500 customers use the clean services.

Sustainable action is a top priority

But Piepenbrock is more than just a cleaning company.  Piepenbrock also stands for sustainable action. The implementation of the “Piepenbrock Goes Green” environmental programme, the close cooperation with the Plan International Deutschland e. V. children’s charity and the fact that the company has been bearing the “Ensured Sustainability” seal of the German private institute for sustainability and economy since 2014 are proof of this. Since 2019, Piepenbrock has also been involved in social projects and supports the Stiftung Deutsche Demenzhilfe.

We are looking forward to working with Germany’s leading provider of cleaning services.

Vision Education in the Finals! :O

Yes, Vision Education actually made the FINAL! But no, it’s not what you think. It wasn’t a football final. 😛 We made it to the EdTechXEurope Final!

We were among the TOP 20 EdTechXGlobal Award 2019 Startup Finalists at EdTechXEurope. This position put us in good company, alongside CENTURY Tech, StudySmarter, Eduten, New Campus, iHeed and Chalk. Being surrounded by such inspiring business minds truly enriched us.

Vision Education as a Finalist

But what is EdTechXEurope?

EdTechXEurope is the learning community’s largest get-together. It took place for the 7th time this year. The awards ceremony was held on 18 June in London’s The Brewery. Over 900 thinkers from over 60 countries came together to exchange ideas, innovations and technologies. “Learning is the New Tech” was the motto. Awards were presented in three categories: EdTechXGlobal Startup Awards, EdTechXGlobal Scale-Up Awards and EdTechXGlobal Impact Awards. Vision Education was nominated in the EdTechXGlobal Startup category. There the focus was on the most significant innovation and the biggest growth in 2018. A global jury had to consider a number of factors, including scale and market impact. The same jury selected the finalists and winners of the EdTechXGlobal Startup.

We warmly congratulate the winners in each category. Also we look forward to remaining connected with them in the years to come. Together we can contribute and make this world a better place. We are convinced of that.

More information is available at: http://ecosystem.edtechxeurope.com/2019-edtech-startup-award-winners

1 million downloads!

Today we are proud to share the news that we have cracked the 1 million download mark! Our journey started in 2017, with the idea of creating an app that enables users to learn languages in a way that fits in with their lives and their passions.

It’s been two years full of roller coaster moments. Every day we give our best to improve the app in order to provide our users with the best language learning experience possible. New ideas have been created, new features and functions have been added – all for our motivated language learners.

We couldn’t be happier with today’s achievement – an achievement which is rooted in the input from our fantastic users. Maybe you are one of those amazing people who helped us with feedback, or simply gave us the chance to put a smile on your face along with all your unique LearnMatch experiences. You have all contributed a great deal towards helping us create this language learning platform with all its amazing features and functions. Thank you for that!

We are looking at a really big number: 1 million LearnMatch downloads. O-N-E M-I-L-L-I-O-N. Wow! That makes us very proud and spurs us on to further increase this number and help more people around the world to learn languages with our app.

We hope that you will continue to accompany us on this path!

Kern AG Training and Vision Education Partnership

Dear LearnMatch friends,

 

Language is all about connecting people, and for that reason, Kern AG and Vision Education are excited to be working together.

An increasing number of companies are operating on a multinational scale and want to position themselves successfully on the global market in terms of language. Kern AG, as Germany’s largest full-service provider for foreign language communication, and Vision Education, Austria’s award-winning language learning provider, bundle their strengths together and provide the automotive industry with fresh and exciting input.

Industry-specific training

The trend towards internal training across the industry continues to rise. The support of various language service providers is indispensable for the internationalisation of the company’s own continuing education programmes. Efficient, flexible and relevant solutions have top priority. State-of-the-art mobile and online tools that offer methodical learning approaches with video, photo and audio elements are extremely promising. Interactive activities and regular testing of learning guarantee fast and sustainable learning success. With the launch of our language learning app for the automotive industry, KERN AG and Vision Education are leading the way in terms of modern in-house training implemented in digital form.

Development of the project

The leading language trainer ‘phase6 Berufe’ supports professionals in improving language competence and subject-specific vocabulary. Through combining the proven methodology of phase6 and new innovative LiveMatch technology, the app represents interactive learning through fun. It promotes internal communication and develops crucial knowledge which leads to greater productivity and quality of work. In cooperation with KERN AG, Vision Education can now guarantee the highest quality in up to 22 languages.

What services does KERN AG offer?

KERN AG, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, was founded in 1969 and is regarded as the leading full-service provider in the field of global language management. The AG has over 60 offices in Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, Poland, the Netherlands, the USA and China. The company offers translation and interpretation services in all world languages, software and website localisation, technical editing, terminology and translation memory management as well as much more.

We look forward to further developing our relationship with Germany’s largest full-service provider for foreign language communication.