A smart Master’s degree candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) combined his intelligence with that of his professor to generate a notion that resulted in a $5.7 billion company.
Student Morten Versvik enrolled in the master’s program in computer science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Norway. Professor Alf Inge Wang was his advisor at the time.
Morten Versvik, a young entrepreneur, saw his time in college as an opportunity to develop technology that would revolutionize education for students around the globe.
“We wanted to bring out the full learning potential of all learners no matter the age, subject or context,” Versvik told CNBC in 2021.
Along with his computer science professor, they developed the program Kahoot, a game-based learning platform that engages students all around the world.
They had started working together on the game in 2006. They started working on the Master’s project before the application was released in 2013, and since then, it has grown to become a $5.7 billion company.
The company was founded in 2013 after Morten Versvik, Johan Brand, Jamie Brooker, and Professor Alf Inge Wang completed their master’s degrees at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. (NTNU).