EdVisto was awarded as Commissioner of the Year by Haaga-Helia Porvoo campus on May 5, 2017. The yearly award goes to “companies / organisations who are actively involved in the cooperation with Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, who are encouraging students to perform over expectation, and who have an open mind towards the ideas of students.” EdVisto was especially praised for the successful collaboration over the last one and a half years.
IT coordinator Darren Trofimczuk from Haaga-Helia has widely helped build the collaboration and he told in his speech that he really thinks EdVisto as a company will go far in Finland and outside Finland. He also told that the partnership between Haaga-Helia and EdVisto will continue next year. The EdVisto platform is increasingly being used by staff and students from all degree programs at Porvoo campus. Haaga-Helia already purchased user licences to the platform for 50 teachers and students for next year.
Joni AlWindi, the CEO of EdVisto, told that he is very grateful for receiving the prize. He told it has been an honour to work with Haaga-Helia for over a year already. Joni said that Darren has been a true pioneer what it comes to the philosophy and the methodology that EdVisto wants to provide to schools and universities. Joni also wanted to thank Kaija Lindroth, the Degree Programme Director of Haaga-Helia, who has been very supportive for Darren’s ideas and for the use of EdVisto. He mentioned also Marcel van den Brom, who has been a great, passionate student and the team leader in the EdVisto project. Marcel has shown a lot of passion and dedication which can be seen as important features for a startup as well to succeed.
Here is a video of the Digiday at Porvoo campus that EdVisto also took part in the spring: https://www.facebook.com/DigiDay18/videos/740634462774951/