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refugees integration

CONNECT LOCALS & MIGRANTS

Replicate SPEAK by learning from them!

DISCOVER SPEAK

SPEAK connect locals and migrants through language groups and cultural exchanges.
Learn from them to replicate their concept! 
They are also looking for entrepreneurs to develop SPEAK in various cities in Europe. Check it out! 

IN THIS VIDEO YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT:

  • SPEAK (Vision, Story, KPIs, Impact)​

  • Their most valuable learnings (First steps, Challenges, Pivots)​

  • SPEAK's business model (Current business model, future evolutions)

  • Their best advice for someone who wants to launch a similar project

  • BONUS: The profile of the person they are looking for to open SPEAK franchises

ABOUT SPEAK

Quick overview

SOLUTION: SPEAK connects migrants and refugees with locals living in the same city through community-led online and offline language groups and cultural exchange events.

  • Creation date: 2014

  • Country of origin: Portugal

  • Areas already covered: 23 cities in 12 different countries

  • Areas of replication: Anywhere where  there is a need and a market potential

  • Business model: SPEAK is 100% social enterprise, generating revenues from both B2C (pay what you want model) and B2B (working with corporations).

Impact since 2014

52.000+

Members so far

3500+ 

Language groups

59+

Languages spoken

200+

Nationalities represented 

Discover more

A few links you should check out: 

  • Website HERE

  • SPEAK's Youtube Channel HERE

ABOUT THE co-FOUNDER

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Mariana Brilhante 

Mariana Brilhante is the co-founder of SPEAK and CMO. She worked at IES-SBS managing the programs powered by INSEAD.

 

Previously she was a Project Director for Oxford Business Group where she developed investment reports in 15 countries in 4 continents. Mariana has an MBA from Nova-Catolica University and she is a mentor at Yunus Social Business.

 

Background & awards

  • SPEAK was one of the winners of Google Impact Challenge in 2020. 
     

  •  In 2019, SPEAK was awarded $200,000 by Chivas Venture.
     

  • SPEAK was selected as one of the Top 100 European Digital Pioneers by Financial Times and Google. 
     

  • SPEAK won the second prize (€20.000) in the Social Innovation Tournament 2018 powered by the European Investment Bank Institute.

SPEAK IS ALSO LOOKING FOR

FRANCHISEES  

to open SPEAK franchises all over Europe. 

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