START-UP BY IE STUDENTS OF 2007
We are very pleased to announce Adrian Hilti in our guest speaker series. He co-founded Busuu Online S.L. together with Bernhard Niesner in the beginning of this year. Both graduated from IE in December 2007 after completion of the international MBA program. The initial idea for busuu.com was developed in the context of the Venture Lab.
He will share his insights of perusing a business idea during the MBA and also what it takes to make it reality once the MBA is over.
Adrian Hilti (34), from Liechtenstein, is responsible for IT & Operations within busuu.com. He worked for the strategy consulting firm Arthur D. Little before founding busuu.com. Additionally, he gained experience in the Swiss High-Tech company Shockfish.
Bernhard Niesner (29), born in Vienna, Austria, is responsible for Marketing & Sales at busuu.com. Before founding the company he worked for the international strategy consulting firm Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
busuu.com  is a free online community for learning languages. Users have access to audio-visual learning material covering several topics. Additionally, language skills can be directly improved together with native speakers from around the world. Users connect via an integrated video-chat with other users of the community while at home. Each user is not only «student» of a foreign language but also a «teacher» of his own mother tongue. The start-up was founded in Madrid at the beginning of 2008. The name of the site comes from the Busuu language of Cameroon, which according to an ethnological study from the 80ies is only spoken by 8 people.
Please join us for a stimulating discussion next Tuesday, November 18th from 19:00 to 20:30 in room S-201. THERE ARE 64 PLACES AVAILABLE.
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