The winners of The Europas were announced on the 17th of November 2011 and we are thrilled to announce that busuu.com won the category ‘Best Education, Recruitment, Media Startup’. This is fantastic news and we are honoured to be the best European Education Startup. This would not have been possible without you, a BIG thank you for all your support!
This was the third year that The Europas took place, in 2010 we received a ‘Highly Commended’ in the category ‘Best Learning Startup’. The advisory board, formed by 22 key European VCs and journalists, selected the finalists from 400 candidates which then went to the public vote and generated about 40,000 online votes. Almost 500 people attended the award ceremony in London to celebrate the best of Europe’s startups, VCs and entrepreneurs.
Thanks again for your votes and this important award! This is an amazing recognition which motivates us to continue working hard and to keep improving busuu.com!
We’re very excited to be in the finals of The Europas – the European Tech Startup Awards! This is the third year that The Europas celebrate the best of Europe’s startups, VCs and entrepreneurs and you are the one who chooses the final winner!
Voting is easy: Go to the category ‘Best Education, Recruitment, Media Startup‘ and vote for busuu.com. In 2010 we were ‘Highly Commended‘ in the category ‘Best Learning Startup’. This year we want to do even better. Help us win the award for ‘Best Education, Recruitment, Media Startup’ and vote for us now!
Online education has grown strongly in the past few years. In the case of language learning, it makes sense to go online: busuu.com connects people from over 200 countries worldwide who teach and learn languages in our online community.
In only 3 years we have grown to become a community with over 4 million users. Let’s keep up the good work and show the world that we really are one of the best European Tech Startups! Vote for us and tell your friends, too!
The winners will be announced on 17 November 2011 in London. We will of course let you know if we are selected.
Recently we had the chance to do an interview for the “elevator pitch section” of the guardian.co.uk with Jemima Kiss to tell their readers a little more about busuu.com. Within that section, great new start-ups get the chance to present their company every week.
The term “elevator pitch“ is a concise description of a company. The name reflects the fact that a pitch of a start-up should be delivered in the duration of an elevator ride with e.g. a potential investor. So, you only have very limited time to explain what your company is about in order to get e.g. the business card of that person at the end of your ride!
It makes us really proud to see such a prestigious newspaper showing interest in our start-up! Here you can read the complete article.
Check out as well the full press coverage of busuu.com – more and more media seem to be interested in what we are doing! :-)