Product Overview is a web application for students and teachers in K-12 Education and in early childhood.

Kasvan makes learning fun and motivating by gamifying the entire curriculum and making learning visible. With Kasvan the ownership of the learning moves to the student himself. Core concept of the application is continuous self-assessment and reflection.

By using Kasvan, the student also builds himself critical life skills and understanding, like the 21st century skills.

Teachers get tools to easily manage the individual and group learning, while also having easy tools to manage targets and units based teaching.

Learning is like building a house. That’s why Kasvan organizes learning and the curriculum targets as a house, which builds with the new skills.

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How can I learn better?

With Kasvan I have been able to increase my understanding about my own learning. That helps me to manage my learning also by myself...

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Prepare for life

I understand the efficiency of goal oriented learning and continuous reflection and assessment. Self assessment and target...

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Learning is like playing a game

Typically, when I’m using Kasvan, my teacher has created and shared a learning context with me, with those goals from the curriculum...

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Students taking ownership of own learning

Kasvan makes all the learning goals in the curriculum tangible and visible for me and...

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Tools for the teacher

Kasvan provides me with tools to easily manage learning units with multiple goals. That helps me to organize any combination of learning goals...

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What kind of education is my child getting?

I can clearly see the goals and progress of my child's studies in real-time...

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More value for the school, teachers, parents, students...

Finding new ways to provide more value to the school stakeholders like the students...

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Curriculum objectives

Kasvan concretizes the curriculum and makes the individual and group learning, and the way to teach, visible and transparent. This gives you...

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Yet another IT system?

Taking Kasvan into use in our school from the ICT organization perspective is worth the trouble. Firstly the trouble is actually very minimal...

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About Kasvan: "I grow"

Kasvan was originally created by Kati Nevatalo, a Finnish classroom teacher with extensive experience also from early childhood education. “Kasvan” is finnish, and it means “I grow” . This describes the culture and spirit of the application and the company very well. I grow as a learner throughout my life and I grow as a company to enable larger global impact in learning.

The drivers behind the Kasvan concept are most modern, globally researched, pedagogical models, where the student and the growth of the individual is always put in the center. The application applies the modern understanding how efficient learning happens. Same principles are widely targeted in the new Finnish Curriculum and other modern curricula.

Kasvan drives to solve one of the major global challenges of the modern society: How to improve the learning in schools, so that the graduates are better equipped for the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s world.

  • 2014 - 2016 Concept created by a class room teacher
  • 2017 Company incorporated
  • Nov 2017 - Kasvan application launced as beta
  • Dec 2017 - City of Helsinki as the first customer

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Core Team

Serial software entrepreneur with a focus on education technology and pedagogy.

Samuel Salmenlinna

+358 400 805 069

The Founder and original creator of Kasvan.

Kati Nevatalo

Founder, VP Pedagogy
+358 40 588 4127

DevOps, development-, deployment-, build- and infrastructure automation expert.

Anssi Kinnunen


More than ten years of experience from complex web and mobile application development.

Riku Tiira

Lead Developer