1 March 2016

Reception of applications for participation in Russian stage of Creative Business Cup 2016 has been opened

Reception of applications for participation in Russian stage of Creative Business Cup 2016 has been opened

Creative Industries Agency, which is Russian official operator of the International competition Creative Business Cup, has announced a beginning of the annual competition for creative entrepreneurs.

Creative Business Cup is the world championship of creative start-ups. It is a tool for support and growth of new business concepts and it is a global network of professional contacts in the area of creative industries as wel.

This competition is carried out in two steps. The first one is host by National Partners inside their countries with the aim of selecting the best creative project. The Final of CBC takes a form of the global business and educational forum, implying the struggling of the best business concepts from around the World against each other for the international recognition and investors support. Since 2013, the Creative Industries Agency has been the first and the only one official operator of Creative Business Cup in Russia.

The reception of applications will be held until The 20th of April 2016. Individual entrepreneurs, representatives of legal entities and independent authors of the projects from all over Russia are invited to take part in the competition.

The expert jury will determine the finalists of the qualifying stage, which will be invited for the All-Russian Final of Creative Business Cup Russia in Moscow in June 2016.

During this event, the project winner will be selected for representing Russia on the International Final of CBC in Copenhagen, Denmark at the end of November 2016. The partners and jury of the competition can also support perspective projects with special prizes.

All-Russian National Creative Business Cup competition attracted entrepreneurs and innovators in such creative sectors like advertising, architecture, design, gastronomy, performing arts, fashion, computer games and software, multimedia, arts and crafts, literature and publishing – from 24 regions of the country in 2015. The winner became Vassily Perfiliev with his concept of SHUSHA educational wooden toys. As the winner of Creative Business Cup Russia 2015, he presented his business-idea at the International Final and participated in business and educational program of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The coordinator of the competition in Russia is Creative Industries Agency, Anna Bondarenko, ab@creativeindustries.ru