Awards and accolades

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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.