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Creative Business Cup 2024 has ten finalists. The winner will be selected by an expert jury on 14. March

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CzechInvest Agency has selected the finalists of the Creative Business Cup 2024 competition. The final ten are made up of startups from various industries that have demonstrated innovation, creativity and the potential to have a positive impact on society. The gala evening, where an expert jury will select the top three from the final ten, will take place on 14. March 2024 in Liberec’s Varšava cinema. The audience will also choose the most popular startup on the spot, which will receive the Audience Favorite award.

“We received a number of very interesting and creative ideas for the competition. The final ten represent a wide range of industries, from design and fashion to audio and software. We are all looking forward to the final night, during which the jury will face a very difficult task. Consider must take into account a number of factors, such as business potential, innovation, social impact and, of course, the presentation of the finalists themselves,” says Markéta Mentelová, Director of the Creative Hub of the CzechInvest Technology Incubation project. Nearly 40 startups submitted their applications for the national round, and after the evaluation of the criteria, 29 projects were presented before the first evaluation committee.

A diverse selection of startups from many sectors of the creative industries made it to the final ten. Startup develops augmented reality apps for content creators. The Airbo project exploits the hidden potential of unused airbags and turns them into design pieces in the form of backpacks, luggage and accessories. Czech manufacturer of electric bicycles E CAFE BIKE comes up with innovative electric cargo trolleys that can be attached to most bicycles. Dogfish has created Chillisign software that provides an easy solution for customizing and unifying email signatures. The puppet action game Kenka puppetgame is inspired by the Asian template and offers an interactive battle of original wooden puppets. Language solutions offers the Galenio solution to make it easier for patients in foreign countries to communicate in hospitals. Repeato is a mobile app that connects music teachers with students and schools. The Voxtox social network creates an environment for listening to personalised content, creating, editing and sharing audio content. XEN equipment develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for movement and sport. They focus on futuristic design with creative elements. YoungLink is coming up with a web app that aims for a healthy classroom climate.

Creative Business Cup aims to support creative startups from all over the world, connecting them with each other and helping them find investors and conquer foreign markets. The organiser of the Czech national round of the competition is the CzechInvest Agency for Enterprise and Investment Promotion. It searches for creative and innovative startups across the Czech Republic and helps to verify their global potential through the Creative Business Cup competition. The final night of the national round will take place on 14. March 2024 in Liberec. The winner then takes part in the global final in Copenhagen.

Many thanks also go to the partners and supporters of the competition: MAVERICKS LEGAL, The City of Liberec and Liberec region, Smart accelerator of the Liberec Region, Start it @CSOB, Secondary School of Arts and Crafts in Železný Brod, Faculty of Art and Architecture of the Technical University of Liberec, marketing agency Maveb, Startup Kitchen accelerator, business incubator, Anifilm animation film festival.

Media partners are CzechStartups, Roklen24, StartupJobs, 1012+, Kreativní Česko.

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