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7 June 2014

Creative Business Cup 2014 open for entries!

The UK leg of the Creative Business Cup, a global competition to find the world’s best creative entrepreneurs, is open for entries.

The UK winner will compete against other national winners from across the world to win the global title of ’Best Creative Entrepreneur’ at the Global Award show in Copenhagen, Denmark, from November 17-19, 2014, during Global Entrepreneurship Week

Creative England, Scotland's Cultural Enterprise Office and the British Council are working in partnership to invite applications from creative entrepreneurs based in the UK. The best entries will be invited to take part in the UK final in July 2014.

The Creative Business Cup is open to new and established entrepreneurs from the creative industries and looks for new and revolutionary business ideas with strong market potential. The global winner will receive a fully financed acceleration programme worth $50,000, providing the winner with support from mentors and an international network of advisors.

Last year’s entries included a modular robotic construction kit for children, an online platform to encourage idea generation among businesses and a home light system for low-income regions. The winner, from Croatia, was Teddy the Guardian – a technological teddy bear with embedded sensors that measure a child’s heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and body temperature with the data then sent directly to a parent’s smart phone or to a paediatrician.

Creative England and partners, including the British Council, will announce in August which successful creative entrepreneur will be representing the UK at the Global Finals.

How to apply

To apply you need to submit a Business Concept in no more than 10 pages or 12 PowerPoint slides.

Click on the link to download the Business Concept Template 2014.

Once you have completed your Business Concept, click here to submit your application.

Click here to read the Creative Business Cup FAQs.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 22 June 2014.

For more information please contact Johanna Bolhoven on

This competition is delivered in partnership with Creative England and Scotland’s Cultural Enterprise Office.