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Babbel CEO Arne Schepker will speak at the EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in Barcelona

We’re hosting the 8th edition of the EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in beautiful Barcelona. At this very special 2-day in-person event, you can expect to connect with Europe’s hottest startups, network with leading investors and internationally successful entrepreneurs, listen to inspirational talks and fireside chats, sit on the edge of your seat during the always-exciting startup pitch competition, and so much more. We can’t wait to welcome you with open arms!

Next up in our star-studded speaker announcement is Babbel CEO Arne Schepker!

Founded in Berlin in 2007, Babbel is now a household name with its subscription-based language learning app and platform. One of the first of its kind, Babbel has now sold over 10 million subscriptions and is helping 92% of students improve their skills in just 2 months. Babbel offers a whole ecosystem of language learning options to reflect different learning styles – including podcasts, games, videos, cultural lessons, and live classes. 

The app uses content relevant to real-life conversations, giving users practical and useful skills that can be applied right away in the real world. Further, the platform has been crated by over 150 language experts with unique and scientifically proven methods – so you learn a language, not just words. To date, the innovative edtech company has picked up over €30 million in funding.

The company is made up of a team of 750 people from more than 65 nations working in Berlin and New York. CEO Arne Schepker is based in Berlin, and we are really looking forward to welcoming him to Barcelona in May.

Arne joined Babbel as CMO in 2015, helping the business through its accelerated scaling phase – going from a startup to a global household brand with over €132 million in revenue in 2019. Arne is passionate about helping people connect and communicate across cultures, and is dedicated to cultivating a value-driven company and team. 

At the EU-Startups Summit in May, you will have the chance to listen to Arne give insights into how Babbel has sold over 10 million language learning subscriptions so far, and what the future holds for online learning. 

A pioneer in the edtech field, Babbel has paved the way for a new era of digital education. Edtech is booming across Europe and is expected to be one of Europe’s major growth areas this year – so this talk is one you don’t want to miss! Make sure to secure your ticket now. You can also check out more information about the Summit on our dedicated event page, and check out this video to give you a taste of what’s to come!

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Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
is the Head of Content at EU-Startups. With a background in politics, Patricia has a real passion for how shared ideas across communities and cultures can bring new initiatives and innovations for the future. She spends her time bringing you the latest news and updates of startups across Europe, and curating our social media.

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