Our story started in Joensuu, Finland in 2011, with two university students who believed in the potential of teaching with games. At the time, we focused our efforts on a specific game: Minecraft.
Our MinecraftEdu project grew and eventually reached over 15 000 schools all around the world. When Microsoft bought Minecraft in 2015, our version laid the foundations for today's Minecraft: Education Edition.
Minecraft showed us how a skilled teacher could engage their students with a new medium. Next, we wanted to see if we could enable any and every educator to do the same. We believe that educational games are a good fit for any classroom, no matter the skill level - and that is where TeacherGaming Desk comes in.
To start with a clean slate, we founded a new company called 5 More Minutes Ltd, under which the TeacherGaming brand now operates. We are still doing exactly what we did six years ago: putting great games in the hands of teachers and students who can make the most of them.
Third round entrepreneur, MinecraftEdu creator, and piano virtuoso.
Second round entrepreneur, school market expert, and metalhead.
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Analytics co-creator, intern turned core team member, and child genius.
Content creator, teacher, and up-and-coming cartoonist.
Education technology evangelist, teacher, and brand new father.
Sales manager, customer service wizard, and strategy game geek.
Analytics mastermind, MinecraftEdu programmer, and lifelong learner.
KerbalEdu creator, game developer, and walking space encyclopedia.
Analytics integration expert, teacher, and game developer.
Lesson director, youth worker, and role-playing veteran.