Busuu's awards and accolades

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2020 - ELTons Innovation Awards

eltons Busuu's AI-powered Smart Review won the Digital Innovation category in the British Council's ELTons Innovation Awards 2020 .

2020 - Global EdTech 50

global-edtech-50 Busuu was listed as one of the top transformational growth edtech companies in GSV Ventures' Global EdTech 50.

2020 - Sunday Times Tech Track 100

tech-track-100 Busuu was listed as one of the fastest-growing UK private tech companies in the 2020 Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

2020 - EdTech Breakthrough Awards

edtech-breakthrough Busuu was named Language Learning App of the Year in the EdTech Breakthrough Awards 2020.

2020 - EdTechX Global All-Star Awards

edtechx- Busuu won a 2020 EdTechX Global All-Star Award in the Impact category.

2019 - The Europas

europa Busuu was a finalist in The Europas awards 2019 in the 'Hottest EdTech Startup' category.

2019 - EdTechXGlobal Awards

edtechx19 Busuu was a finalist in the 2019 EdTechXGlobal Awards.

2018 - DtGV Best Language App

Busuu was rated the best language learning app in a study by the German Association for Consumer Studies (DtGV). Read more.

2018 - EY Entreprenur of the Year

eyeoy Busuu's co-founder and CEO, Bernhard Niesner was named a UK EY Entreprenuer of the Year in the Disruptor category in 2018. Read more.

2018 - Comenius Award

Busuu was awarded a Comenius Award by GPI (Gesellschaft für Pädagogik, Informationen und Medien e.V – The Society for Pedagogy, Information and Media) in Germany. Read more.

2018 - EdWards

Busuu won an EdWards, an award from the EDUCATE project based at the Institue of Education - UCL. Read more.

2017 - SIIA CODiE

Busuu won a SIIA CODiE Award in 2017 and was named the best instructional solution for English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language Learners (ELL) and World Language Acquisition Solution.

2017 & 2016 - The Europas

Busuu was nominated for an award at The Europas in 2017, and was shortlisted in the category 'Best Education Startup' in 2016.

2016 - Bloomberg Business Innovators

Busuu was named a Bloomberg Business Innovator in 2016 in the "Changing Thinking" category. Read more.

2016 - Google Play Editors' Choice

In 2016, Busuu was awarded an Editors' Choice badge by the Google Play store.

2016 - Google Play Top Developer

Busuu was awarded a Google Play Top Developer badge in 2016.

2015 - Google Play “Best Apps of 2015”

Busuu was selected by Google as one of the “Best Apps of 2015”. Read more.

2014 - EdTech Europe

Busuu was named one of "Europe’s 20 Fastest Growing And Most Innovative e-Learning Companies" by EdTech Europe in 2014. Read more.

2014 - App Store “Best of 2014”

In 2014, Busuu was featured by Apple as one of the best apps in the iTunes Store in Switzerland.

2014 - BETT EdTech Innovator Award

Busuu won the Edmix EdTech Innovator Award 2014.

2012 & 2011 - The Europas

Busuu won an award at The Europas in the ‘Best Education, Recruitment, Media Startup’, and was also a finalist at The Europas in 2012. Read more.

2010 - Red Herring Top 100 European Innovator

Busuu was named a Red Herring Top 100 European Innovator in 2010. Read more.

2010 - Innovators’ Pitch at CeBIT

Busuu was a winner in the Business to Consumer category at the The Innovators’ Pitch . Read more.

2010 - The Europas

Busuu was nominated in two categories at The Europas in 2010: Best European Web Application and Best Learning Startup.

2010 - European Language Label

Busuu won the European Language Label award in 2010. Read more.

2009 - European TechCrunch Awards

Busuu was nominated in two categories at the European TechCrunch Awards in 2009: Best Bootstrapped Start-Up and Best Web Application.

2009 - AlwaysOn Global 250

Busuu won an award in the Digital Education category at the AO Global 250 in 2009. Read more.

2009 - “Premios de Internet”

Busuu was nominated as one of the best websites of the year by the Spanish award “Premios de Internet”.

2009 - Cannes Silver Lion

Busuu won a Silver Lion in the International Advertising Festival Silver Lions Cannes 2009 in Cannes for our Silbo Gomero campaign. Read more.

2008 - WU Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year

Bernhard Niesner, Busuu co-founder and CEO Busuu, was named “WU Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year 2008” by the University of Economics & Business of Vienna, in Austria. Read more.