Creative Business Cup 2014

CBC Jury, Prince Frederik, WinnersThe Jury

Creative entrepreneurs from all over the world gathered in Copenhagen last week for the 2014 “world-cup” for creative entrepreneurs.  Halla was on the international jury that faced the challenging job of choosing finalists out of a group of more than 50 truly inspiring entrepreneurs.  The winner was Professor Why from Poland.  The two founders are re-imagining education by involving users in a creative learning process in important areas such as chemistry, physics, and maths using modern technology like augmented reality.  This allows kids to have fun while learning these important subjects in a virtual and mobile lab.  The second place went to Gigi Bloks from Latvia. The husband-wife team used a creative process to make something extraordinary from something ordinary. They have shown great potential with a good product and neat design that allows kids to build large constructions out of “lego-like” and sturdy building blocks.  Third place went to PocketSky from Austria.  The founding team has shown great creativity in designing a product that can help millions affected by “winter blues” and jet lags.  H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark presented the awards to the winners.

A special CBC food innovation price was awarded to Original Unverpackt from Germany.  The female founders have already opened a supermarket that does away with packaging and by that addresses one of our most pressing environmental issues of too much waste.  The jury also awarded a special mention to young entrepreneurs from Kenya and Tunisia, both of whom are addressing pressing global challenges with creative entrepreneurial solutions.  It was truly an inspiring week in Copenhagen where entrepreneurs interested in building businesses but also in making a difference gathered in front of a high profile jury and quite frankly – blew their minds!