Our story

You cram information, plow through thick syllabi, and ace an exam. But when someone asks you a few weeks later what you have learned, you are at a loss for words. All that new knowledge has simply vanished. Sounds familiar?

Marco van Sterkenburg and Thomas Goossens also noticed this when they both worked at a large, international bank. They saw the frustration among colleagues: despite all the time and effort they put into learning, the same things were still going wrong on the work floor, even though everyone did their best to learn and develop themselves further. There must be another way, they thought. Learning shouldn’t be frustrating. It should be easy, smart and effective. It has to help you get the best out of yourself in the present moment and beyond.

A new way of learning

But how do you make that happen? How do you ensure that competenties don’t fade, but that knowledge and skills are retained? How do you learn all year round, and keep your knowledge up to date? And how great would it be if you could do all of that without spending too much time and effort on it? We found the answers to these questions in educational science, neuroscience, and recent research. We combined this knowledge with today’s technology and as a result, Drillster was born. A new way of learning: question-based, adaptive and future-proof.

A unique and differentiating aspect of the Drillster methodology compared to any other method of learning is that Drillster prevents your knowledge from fading. Drillster will send you a notification reminding you to brush up on your knowledge, exactly when you need to. This way, you are always up-to-date and have plenty of time left over to do the things that matter to you most. Go to our unique scrollytelling page that explains exactly how the Drillster methodology works.

Work, school, hobby

Drillster helps people across the globe to get the most out of themselves. From airline pilots, nurses, sales staff and managers, to students, language learners, and referees, everyone is learning the smart and easy way using the Drillster app. Whether it is for work, school, or hobby, we are here to help you achieve continuous and lasting improvements in your knowledge and skills, so that you can always perform at the top of your game and keep developing, the whole year round. We believe that smarter learning will make the world a better place and we are there to help accomplish it.


Drillster – Learning with you