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Update: busuu.com collaborates with NGO in Cameroon

As you probably already know, in September 2009 we won the European Language Label for innovative projects in language learning.

The award was compensated with 1,500 EUR, which we donated to the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child. The money was used to construct a classroom for underprivileged children.

Children school

The work has now been finished, and we are very proud that we could make our small contribution.

Christmas is the perfect time to help others, so if you are also interested in supporting the impressive work done by CAPEC, you can find more information here. You can collaborate in several ways like sponsoring a child for a school year, financing summer programs for the orphans, or even volunteering in their school as a teacher.

We already wish all of you, the team of CAPEC and the little children from their school a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

busuu.com at the “Entrepreneur day” in Madrid

Yesterday I was invited to give a speech at the “Día del Emprendedor” (Day of the Entrepreneur), an event organized by the City of Madrid at the campus of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

The target audience of this event was mainly students interested in founding their own company. There were several workshops from Marketing to Financing and I was invited to give some insights about our start-up experience with busuu.com.

In the same workshop, my friend Maini Spenger, also Austrian, Alumni of Instituto de Empresa and CEO of Másmovil, a new mobile operator in Spain, talked as well about his life as an entrepreneur here in this country.

For me it was very interesting to see how many young people are thinking about founding their own company. Instead of joining the “safe harbour” of large corporations, I got the impression that there is a certain “entrepreneurial spirit” within the upcoming Spanish generation. So I really hope that I have motivated some of the audience, to start their own venture one day!