Creative Business Cup is the world championship for creative entrepreneurs.
Each participating country runs a business concept contest for entrepreneurs within the creative industries and sends the winning entrepreneur/team to the international final in November in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a new feature in 2014 the participating countries can bring more creative entrepreneurs but only the national winners can compete for the title as the world's best creative entrepreneur. Creative Business Cup gives the entrepreneurs the chance to:
join the online match-making platform CBC Connect
meet other creative entrepreneurs through seminars, pitching sessions and networking
improve their business concepts and skills through seminars and interaction with the
international jury and interact with investors with a particular focus on business
opportunities with the creative industries
compete for a number of prizes and the title of the world’s best entrepreneur within the
creative industries. In 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark handed over
Worldwide, the creative industries contribute significantly to growth and jobs – and to the development of new, innovative solutions to the challenges that companies and societies face. Also, traditional industries become more innovative and competitive when collaborating with creative companies or “creatives”, called cross sector innovation. The creative industries contribute to a more dynamic, competitive and innovative society in many ways.
The road from being an entrepreneur in the creative industries to become a growing company is more challenging than for entrepreneurs in other sectors. All entrepreneurs face challenges in business development, internationalization and access to finance, but for entrepreneurs from the creative industries, the obstacles for growth are greater. For example, creative entrepreneurs are often perceived as a more risky investment opportunity, which is not the case looking at studies on insolvencies, where creative companies do better, also in times of crisis. In other words, the possibilities for growth, jobs and innovation are not realized.
The goals of the Creative Business Cup are to:
Strengthen the business skills of entrepreneurs within the creative industries
Promote entrepreneurship within the creative industries
Promote winners and role models
The international jury chooses the winners based on these criteria:
Creativity: Creative competencies are crucial for the success of the business concept
Market potential: The business concept has a large market potential
Ultimately, the Creative Business Cup is about change and empowerment, supporting entrepreneurs around the world - and we want you to be a part of it!
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