Creative Business Cup Norway

Are you a creative entrepreneur with growth aspirations? Join the competition to become Norway's best creative company! If you reach the finals you get great opportunities for learning, networking and funding.

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All over the world, creative industries are contributing to growth and job creation, and to the development of new innovative solutions for the challenges faced by businesses and society. Together with 657 Oslo in 2015 we established Creative Business Cup Norway.

Creative Business Cup is an international competition that focuses on strengthening entrepreneurship and business development within creative industries worldwide. For the first time, we are now holding semifinals in 4 cities in Norway, with the final at Startup Extreme in Bergen in June 2017.

We are looking for new and revolutionary business ideas originating from the creative industries. The business idea must have a strong market potential and at least one person from each team must have a creative industry education or background.

About Creative Business Cup

Creative Business Cup is a global initiative for entrepreneurship and innovation, established as a national competition by the Center for Culture and Experience (CKO) in Copenhagen in 2010, and as an international competition in 2012.

In 2015, nearly 60 nations participated and there were around 400 investors.

The winner of the international competition is an entrepreneur who shows a high degree of creativity and presents a business concept with considerable market potential. The prize is both financial and business support.

Former winners

2016 - Pinhole

The company has developed a heart monitor for daily use for children and newborn babies. The technique is based on a highly sensitive optical sensor and advanced mathematical algorithms that analyse signals from sensors.

2015 - Podwalk

Podwalk is a platform for site-specific podcasts and a new way to tell stories about places. When you open the app (which is free), you will see a list of nearby audio stories. Because the app knows where you are and plays the right chapters in the right places, the entire city becomes your theatre stage or museum.

2014 - Drylab

Innovative software for film and TV creators, tailored to maintain artistic intentions, save time and make life easier on set. This includes applications for handling metadata with moving images from the set.

2013 - Wik & Walsøe

The design studio Wik & Walsøe has established itself as a strong, clear and quality-conscious voice within Nordic design. The goal is to develop and produce unique high quality products that will create new memories and that are shaped by nature and will have lasting value.

2012 - Norwegian Rain

The Bergen based company Norwegian Rain leads the way within the innovative and environmentally conscious development and production of weather protection. The collections have gained worldwide recognition.

More information?

Contact Margit Klingen Daams, Advisor for the creative industries.