This is a call to all startups in the creative and cultural industries to take part in the Creative Business Cup Finland 2023! The winner of the semifinal will represent Finland in the Creative Business Cup Global Finals 2023 in Copenhagen.
Creative Business Cup (CBC) is an annual international competition for creative and innovative startups. This year CBC will take place on 5 June 2023 during Green Impact Week, giving participants additional opportunities to establish new connections, promote on an international level, and join global sustainable trends by offering their solutions.
Over 80 national champions, brilliant keynote speakers, judges, and investors come to Copenhagen for CBC Global Finals every year. Along with various prizes, the event provides global exposure and networking opportunities. CBC Global Finals is where creatives meet potential partners, investors, customers, and mentors.
Who can take part?
Anyone – an entrepreneur, a team or a student – in the creative and cultural industries with a business idea that can be commercialized, can take part in the competition.
Timeline for the 2023 competition in Finland?
Online application deadline.
Creative Business Cup Finland finals at SHINE! in Helsinki.
Creative Business Cup Global Finals in Copenhagen online / hybrid event during Green Impact Week
How to apply?
Fill the application form latest on April 13th. If your idea is selected to be in the semifinals, you will receive further instructions by email. The selected finalists pitch for 3 minutes, and then answer the jury Q&A for 6 minutes in the semifinal event.
Listen (in Finnish) the story of the 2019 winner of the global competition, Jenni Ahtiainen.
Finnish companies that have pitched in the Creative Business Cup Global Finals: Sauti Kitabu, Peaceful, Deafmetal, Cryptic Cargo, Myssyfarmi, Mightifier, Kelosound, Belightful, Lovia, Tärähtäneet ämmät, Package Media.
Creative Business Cup Finland is organized by Creative Finland.