Creative Business Cup open for Swiss applications

11.08.2017 09:58

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Creative Business Cup

Creative Business Cup is an international competition and support programme for creative entrepreneurs. Creative Hub has recently become a national partner of the Creative Business Cup so that Swiss startups are now eligible to apply. Deadline for the competition is 27 August.

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 to become a growing company is more challenging in the creative industries than for entrepreneurs in any other sectors. All entrepreneurs face challenges in business development, internationalisation 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. However, studies on insolvencies have proven otherwise where creative companies do better even in times of crisis. The possibilities for growth, jobs and innovation in the creative industries have just not been realised...yet. 

The Creative Business Cup empowers entrepreneurs in the creative industries, connects them to investors and global markets and strengthens their innovative capabilities to the benefit of industry and society.

Each year National Partners around the world host national Creative Business Cup competitions. National winners from around the world compete against each other at Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark, each November during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Creative Hub has recently become National Partner of the Creative Business Cup so that the competition is now open for Swiss creative entrepreneurs. Creative Business Cup is looking for new and revolutionary business ideas stemming from the creative industries. The business idea must have a strong market potential and at least one person from each team must have an education or background from the creative industries. The prizes for CBC 2017 will be announced shortly.Application deadline for the Swiss national competition is 27 August.

More information can be found on the Creative Hub website.


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