Company Website: http://www.labster.com
Labster is an internationally focused company dedicated to the development of pioneering online tools for teaching science globally. Our primary product is an easily scalable online platform for teaching biotechnology that has been demonstrated to improve learning significantly over standard methods as well as substantially reduce costs. Labster’s business is dedicated to bringing life science teaching to life. We think every day about the big picture of science education. The Labster platform is a 3D virtual learning environment based on a Virtual Lab. Labster includes molecular 3D animations, quiz questions and background theory that engages students in an immersive, game-like multimedia experience. Structured around cases that explore both theory and experimental processes, our virtual labs offer advanced, unified scientific teaching solutions at a fraction of the cost of traditional labs. Partners: We partner with top universities and their leading faculty to create and develop innovative, scientifically advanced cases. Among these partners are Stanford University, The Technical University of Denmark, Novo Nordisk, Boston University, and many others in academia and professional industries. Our products are used by more than 10.000 students globally, and rapidly increasing. Awards of excellence: We believe that a great working environment is the key to innovation. We are a small company of 20 employees located in Copenhagen, Denmark and Bali, Indonesia, and we value strong relationships among partners, investors, teammates, and collaborators. Similarly, the entrepreneurial spirit drives us, which is evidenced by our numerous awards including the prestigious iGEM competition under the auspices of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009). Labster is also a two-time Venture Cup winner (2011-12), and has further won The Elance Big Ideas Startup Competition (2014) and the Sanoma Startup Challenge (2014). Funding: We have received funding from The Market Development Fund, Eurostars, The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and the Danish Ministry of Science.