Global recognition for MeeTwo

MeeTwo app selected as one of HundrED’s 100 most important innovations in education in the world.

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The MeeTwo app, which enables teenagers to safely and anonymously ask questions, share advice and use their experience to help others has been announced by global education non-profit HundrED, as one of the 100 most important innovations in education in the world.  

Over 700 innovations were identified through research, events and recommendations over the last two years and they were evaluated based on their originality, impact and scalability.

MeeTwo was chosen due to its unique pioneering status and ability to create a scalable impact. The Multi-award winning app, which provides guided peer support, expert help, inbuilt educational and creative resources as well as links to UK charities and helplines, is already supporting 1000 UK teenagers.

Suzi Godson, psychologist and co-founder of MeeTwo said: “We’re so pleased to have been selected as one of HundrED’s 100 global innovations. MeeTwo was co-created with UK teenagers who wanted a safe app where they could get support with issues that felt too private or personal to talk about with anyone else. We have been amazed at how effective the guided moderated peer support model is.”

The selected 100 projects cover various fields of education from learning environments and holistic wellbeing to collaborative learning and game-based education, as well as a range of themes including small teacher-led practices, ambitious not-for-profit initiatives, viral edtech products and unique whole school models.

Kerstyn Comley, education technologist and MeeTwo co-founder said, “Tech is revolutionising education and we are so proud to be pioneering this change. Adolescent mental health is a problem that is desperately in need of innovative solutions and MeeTwo is already demonstrating beneficial impact. Being offered the opportunity to extend this beyond the UK using the HundrED platform is amazing”

Saku Tuominen, creative director of HundrED, said: “MeeTwo clearly stood out to us as a project that needed to be shared with the world. Being able to showcase these innovations marks the beginning of a drive to get all teachers involved in revolutionising education. We will continue to encourage as many schools and organisations as possible to get involved so that we can work towards a positive future”.

To share the projects, HundrED has created an online platform so that educators around the world can trial and review MeeTwo and all the other innovations using the resources, for free. To explore the global innovations, please visit: www.hundred.org

More information about the project can be found by visiting: www.meetwo.co.uk and www.hundred.org

Teach First Innovation Award Winners

“MeeTwo harnesses the benefits of social media to create a new, safe mobile learning platform, especially for children with a less supportive home environment,” said the judges at the Teach First Innovation Awards ceremony in London on Thursday, March 30th. The award is a nationwide competition to find the next big ideas that will help ensure no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic background. Winners receive 6 months salary, and an intensive programme of technical training, supportive mentoring and expert advice.

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MEETWO WINNERS IN THE 2016 SANTANDER UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

MeeTwo has been announced runner up in the 6th annual Santander University Entrepreneur Awards in the category “New Technologies and Mobile Applications”. Over 200 applicants representing 90 universities from across the UK entered the competition. MeeTwo was proud to be selected to represent Birkbeck University where Suzi Godson is currently studying for a PhD in psychology.

The prize is a combination of funding, mentoring and coaching from Santander UK and marketing agency Talent Cupboard. Birkbeck University have also committed their support to help make MeeTwo a success.

MeeTwo is a wonderful business developed by the keen minds of Birkbeck PhD Psychology student Suzi Godson and education technologist Dr Kerstyn Comley. Having Birkbeck represented in the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards by Suzi and her social enterprise was a fantastic demonstration of shared values. We are extremely pleased Suzi and Kerstyn’s hard work to date resulted in placing as runner-up in the New Technologies and Mobile Applications category. We now look to the future of MeeTwo and will draw on Birkbeck’s strong network and expertise to ensure Suzi continues to enjoy success as MeeTwo becomes investor-ready.
— Matthew Jayes, Birkbeck Enterprise Pathways

MeeTwo wins a place on the Angel Academe Entrepreneur Programme

We are really pleased to have been selected to be part of this year's Angel Academe Entrepreneur Cohort. The programme is sponsored by the City of London as part of their ongoing commitment to support enterprise and small businesses in the City and its neighbouring boroughs and powered by the Angel Academe community of business leaders and investors. Through monthly meetings covering the different aspects of growing a tech business, the programme offers participants a combination of peer-mentoring and accountability, frequent opportunities to present as well as access to business leaders (male and female!) with a wide range of skills and expertise.

For more about the programme click here