Creative Business Cup 2015 was filled with several interesting, creative and talented startups who all contributed to a more intense atmosphere and energy than ever seen before at Creative Business Cup. However, we still had to find and select the winner of Creative Business Cup as well as the winners of the various Innovations Challenges. Meet them here and read the jurys motivations.
1st place: Blitab / Austria
The jury said: “These entrepreneurs are passionate. The idea is social and innovative. The technology could be revolutionary - creating the right marriage between technology and social structures. Blitab opens up the world to people who cannot see, and encourage the blind to bring more solutions in the future.” Blitab
2nd place: Podwalk / Norway
“The team behind Podwalk is strong, and they are striving to bring places and the stories connected to them together. This team has the capability and an excellent take on becoming the next platform for podcasts. It is a new way to experience the environment – highlighting that each place is unique.” Podwalk
3rd place: Iceblink Digital Inc. / South Korea
“The product from the South Korean startup is a great example of the creative industries. They are creating a platform for creative people, empowering the musicians and simplifying the way to create music, so that everybody can join in.“ Iceblink Digital Inc.
ACE – ICT Creative Innovation Challenge: Denmark / DXTR Tactile
The Jury said: “The award winner, the Danish startup DXTR Tactile, works under the motto ”embrace play”. Their product is an interactive toy to develop children’s cognitive skills, which has huge potential. DXTR Tactile is sitting on something much bigger than they think.“ DXTR Tactile
Health Innovation Challenge Winner: Doctor Gummy / Portugal
The jury said: “The winner is in some ways an unlikely winner. The product captures the true spirit of Creative Business Cup, with its disruptive and creative spirit. What they are doing is not an obvious part of the health industry. They are presenting a different take on how to distribute medicine. This is something that will be needed in the future.” Doctor Gummy
Smart Sustainable Living Innovation Challenge Winner: CPH Shelter / Denmark
About the project the jury said: “The winner of the sustainable living challenge has huge potential to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We found the presentation as well as the product very believable, and therefore the prize goes to CPH Shelter.” CPH Shelter
Cultiva Play and Learn Innovation Challenge: Maker Club / United Kingdom
The jury spoke the following of the award winner: “Our winner startup is a perfect fit with Cultiva’s ambitions and vision. It includes both hardware and software, as well as inspiration in the physical environment of the city. We could easily see that the team had done their research and that they knew how to work with children.” Maker Club
Arla Food Innovation Challenge: Miss Can / Portugal
“The winner has historical and local roots. However, they also possess the creative abilities to address the treats to their traditional position. They reinvent 'what was' into a completely new take on a somewhat flat everyday category – canned fish. The winner of Arla Food Innovation Challenge truly understood the challenge of making the world a better place to eat.” Miss Can
Creative Business Cup Investor’s Pitch: Blitab / Austria
The jury said: “The CBC Investor winner has a revenue model that despite some risk in some stages has potential for significant return of investment. The winner has been chosen for covering a niche market that has an untapped potential, for bringing in a necessary tool for people that have been marginalised for years. The winner unlocks new horizons on how disabled people will upgrade their lives.” Blitab
CBC Regional Special Mention: Qotuf
Creative Business Cup has this year together with the Gulf Cooperation Council established a great partnership across country boarders, religions and cultural differences. We regard the partnership as a great success and encourage other regions to follow the example of the Gulf Cooperation Council and engage in collaborations with fellow CBC partner countries. Qotuf
Creative Business Cup Special Mention: Wendy's Choice / China
Wendy’s Choice makes a difference in the daily living of women, who desires not only quality but also time for forfilling their goals in all areas of their life – professional as well as private.