Postponing things and the stress and loneliness of the exam period – every student knows these problems, but 3 young Hungarian guys had an idea: On the platform of Bindr, they now sit in virtual classrooms from almost every country in the world to motivate each other and not be alone while studying.
The point of the Bindr platform is that students are all present in a video conference with their webcams turned on, where everyone is automatically muted.
The essence of the project is to create an online space that is like a library or a café, where the fact that others are working or studying will motivate people to focus on their tasks instead of postponing them or waste time on Instagram for example, says Forbes.hu.
So on the platform, while writing a lesson, reading a book, or working, we can be virtually close to others who are also working or studying.
“Best platform for uni-students ever. It helped me a lot to study with other students when everything is closed” – Mohammed, King’s College.
“I was not motivated at all studying from home during the pandemic until I tried Bindr. I suddenly felt connected” – James, Imperial.
“I used Bindr not only to study and motivate myself but also it gave me a sense of belonging. I miss being able to meet up with others, so sometimes I just come up here to talk about anything” – Cailes, Cambridge.
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The innovative attitude of the three young Hungarian guys, Márton Kosdi-Kovács, András Geiszl, and Bálint Jakabos, has already culminated in several projects.
First, a page was created where students could ask each other about what they were learning. For example, if someone had a math question, they could search for a person with good math skills to get help from.
The startup has been registered in the UK. They decided to do so because András and Bálint studied there at the time of the creation. At the moment, all three of the founders are in Budapest, but they often commute between abroad and Hungary.
Bindr now has registered users from around the world. In the last month, the number of active users per month was almost 50,000. A total of 300,000 students have registered on the site so far. Sometimes an American, an Indian, and a Hungarian student study together in a virtual study room.
The distribution of users is about the same as the distribution of the population of the continents. Many people use the classrooms from the Philippines, Brazil, Vietnam, and Malaysia.