MyPocketSkill named EIT’s Digital Champion in Europe’s signature scaleup competition

EIT Champion

London, 20th March 2024

MyPocketSkill has been named  ‘Digital Champion of Europe’  by the esteemed European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).  The EIT Digital award recognises MyPocketSkill as one of Europe’s most promising tech scale-ups and will provide the GenZ financial education platform with opportunities to scale up with international networking support and funding.

Matthew Harker, CEO and Co-Founder of MyPocketSkill, said “As we continue our journey towards 1 million users in the next 3 years, this Digital Champions  award provides us with a unique opportunity to showcase our vision of a financially empowered Gen Z to an international audience. This highly-regarded programme will provide us with further opportunities for growth and funding.  We’re delighted to be able to share our story by showcasing MyPocketSkill at an international investor showcase event, Vivatech, Paris, in a few weeks time.”

Zara Ransley, CEO and Co-Founder of MyPocketSkill said “We’re proud to be recognised by this prestigious award and looking forward to working with EIT Digital to scale up and take our company forward to the next stages of growth.” 

MyPocketSkill was selected from over 400 applications and then chosen as winner from a field 50 finalists after pitching our digital platform to a panel of top-tier investors. 

About MyPocketSkill

MyPocketSkill is an award-winning GenZ platform for financial education. We enable  13-24 year olds to Earn, Save and Learn about money (and soon Invest) with the help of behavioural science.  MyPocketSkill addresses the decline in opportunities for young people that enable them to gain financial independence and employability skills.  

MyPocketSkill has seen impressive growth, more than tripling in the last year; currently with over 120K signed up users and looking to reach 0.25M by the end of 2024. MyPocketSkill and its co-founders have already achieved notable success, with Zara winning the prestigious Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation award and MyPocketSkill being named as London & Partners SVC2UK scale-up, and a growth partner with the Department for Education.

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About EIT

EIT Digital is your gateway to digital innovation in Europe, bringing together #digital #innovation, #education & #entrepreneurship. EIT Digital delivers breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeds entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life in Europe. It does this by mobilising a pan-European ecosystem of more than 300 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes. 

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