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9.1.20
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Lars Mattiasson

Apply to the Creative Business Cup!

We can help you take your business idea to the world together with investors, business coaches and a massive international network!

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3.12.19
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Elinor Valfridsson

What is Creative Business Network and what’s xPlot got to do with it?

To support the entrepreneurs in our network, we’ve, therefore, joined forces with Creative Business Network, a global organization whose main focus is to support startups in the creative industry.

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30.10.19
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Hossein Lavi

Be Here Then - an xPlot story is borne.

Ever wondered how the old train station looked like or how the main city square was used 200 years ago? During October one of our startups who made it to xPlot's national finals during 2018 launched their time machine app in the city of Lund in Sweden.

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Let's go xplore!

For us it really doesn't matter what you do, if your idea is big or small, if it's a hobby or a universal game changer - as long as you believe that your idea contributes to a smarter society, we want to hear all about it. Our mission is to reduce the threshold for entrepreneurs to get going with developing their ideas and to remove the complexity connected to business development.

Therefore we invite anyone that identifies themselves as idea bearers and entrepreneurs or people in startups or small/medium companies who has great ideas in stock to join us as we are just getting started for take off.

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Activate

We help you activate your idea and creativity and get you through the ideation phase and get started with the first steps. Maybe you need a prototype or a demo before you get going to next step? What would activate you and your idea?

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Accelerate

Maybe you already have a concrete idea and a prototype. Maybe you'r already up and running and making money and wanna find what the best path would be best fit for You to expand Your view and do some serious business development!

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Elevate

You got your business, a solid idea and know exactly what and when to do it. But how do you get there and what do you need to get there? Together with our friends, partners and network we help you elevate your business to the next level.

Meet our partners & juror for Creative Business Cup 2020

Jonas Fischer

Jonas Fischer is an investor and entrepreneur from Hamburg. After working as a theatre director for several years, he focused on culture & media management. Since 2018, he is responsible for business development at VRHAM! festival for virtual reality art. His own VC company Frühstarter, invests in various companies, ranging from hotels to fintech or medical devices. They also consult startups, especially in the creative sector.

Jonas Fischer

Jonas Fischer is an investor and entrepreneur from Hamburg. After working as a theatre director for several years, he focused on culture & media management. Since 2018, he is responsible for business development at VRHAM! festival for virtual reality art. His own VC company Frühstarter, invests in various companies, ranging from hotels to fintech or medical devices. They also consult startups, especially in the creative sector.

Emelie Johansson

Project manager & producer, SITE Sweden

Emelie is a professional dancer/performer working in Performing Arts since 1998. Performing & touring worldwide with e.g. Marina Abramovic, managing projects, mentoring young artists and contributing to artistic research. She has a long experience of creative processes, as starting off with an idea, finding funding, planning & turning it into a format relevant for the audience. At SITE she works with coaching artists in the incubator "Project Room", developing & funding projects and Nordic collaborations.

Emelie Johansson

Project manager & producer, SITE Sweden

Emelie is a professional dancer/performer working in Performing Arts since 1998. Performing & touring worldwide with e.g. Marina Abramovic, managing projects, mentoring young artists and contributing to artistic research. She has a long experience of creative processes, as starting off with an idea, finding funding, planning & turning it into a format relevant for the audience. At SITE she works with coaching artists in the incubator "Project Room", developing & funding projects and Nordic collaborations.

Rosa Rydahl

Operations manager, Stenkrossen

Since 2015, she has been a driving force in the development of a non-monetary support system for actors in the arts, culture and innovation at Stenkrossen. She has a past as a filmmaker in documentaries, music and performing arts. Rosa has taught at the BAU School of Design, Barcelona, in audiovisual creation and cultural criticism. She was part of the creation of Spain's first research group in design and social change in 2012-13 - GreDiTS.

Rosa Rydahl

Operations manager, Stenkrossen

Since 2015, she has been a driving force in the development of a non-monetary support system for actors in the arts, culture and innovation at Stenkrossen. She has a past as a filmmaker in documentaries, music and performing arts. Rosa has taught at the BAU School of Design, Barcelona, in audiovisual creation and cultural criticism. She was part of the creation of Spain's first research group in design and social change in 2012-13 - GreDiTS.

Mikael Kotanidis

Partner / Chimney Group

Mikael is a marketing professional and entrepreneur with wide knowledge from the marketing industry with more than 25 years experience. Mikael works with large and start up company's helping them to grow their business focusing on marketing strategy, campaign execution and client development. Currently Mikael works as Account Director and partner at Chimneygroup.com

Mikael Kotanidis

Partner / Chimney Group

Mikael is a marketing professional and entrepreneur with wide knowledge from the marketing industry with more than 25 years experience. Mikael works with large and start up company's helping them to grow their business focusing on marketing strategy, campaign execution and client development. Currently Mikael works as Account Director and partner at Chimneygroup.com

Maria E Larsson

Head of Innovation Arena

Entrepreneur with several years of experience working with the cultural and creative industries in their international ventures, primarily within the Chinese market. Currently Head of Innovation at Tourism in Skåne and passionate about the crossroad where business, the creative industries and innovation meet.

Maria E Larsson

Head of Innovation Arena

Entrepreneur with several years of experience working with the cultural and creative industries in their international ventures, primarily within the Chinese market. Currently Head of Innovation at Tourism in Skåne and passionate about the crossroad where business, the creative industries and innovation meet.

Maria Lindblom

Through many years of experience as an innovation advisor and her current work as global business developer at Business Sweden she has been working within the innovation system of Skåne, coaching more than 3000 start-and scale-up companies. She was almost 10 years at the Regional Development with tasks on strategic policy development with focus on regional collaboration and management of common visions to strengthen innovation capacity.

Maria Lindblom

Through many years of experience as an innovation advisor and her current work as global business developer at Business Sweden she has been working within the innovation system of Skåne, coaching more than 3000 start-and scale-up companies. She was almost 10 years at the Regional Development with tasks on strategic policy development with focus on regional collaboration and management of common visions to strengthen innovation capacity.

Rob Haans

Rob has been an athlete for over 40 years with Judo and Ju Jitsu as main competitive sports. In his long career as an elite athlete Rob has managed to win 3 World Championships, 2 European Championships and 2 World Games Gold. Today Rob is coaching elite athletes from different sports and is working as The National Team Coach for the Swedish Ju Jitsu Team. In his time as coach the team has won over 85 Championship medals which made this the most successful period of the Team today.

Rob Haans

Rob has been an athlete for over 40 years with Judo and Ju Jitsu as main competitive sports. In his long career as an elite athlete Rob has managed to win 3 World Championships, 2 European Championships and 2 World Games Gold. Today Rob is coaching elite athletes from different sports and is working as The National Team Coach for the Swedish Ju Jitsu Team. In his time as coach the team has won over 85 Championship medals which made this the most successful period of the Team today.

Cathrin Frisemo

Cathrin Frisemo is as a sweat equity investor sharing her knowledge and expertise with startups and scaleups. She’s the former vice chair of NFBAN, Nordic Female Business Angel Network. As an entrepreneur, mentor and author her major focus is the digital working life and with a special interest in leadership, creativity and health. Cathrin initiated Women In Tech International (WITI) – Swedish Chapter, as part of her engagement in women entrepreneurship and how to increase women in tech startups.

Cathrin Frisemo

Cathrin Frisemo is as a sweat equity investor sharing her knowledge and expertise with startups and scaleups. She’s the former vice chair of NFBAN, Nordic Female Business Angel Network. As an entrepreneur, mentor and author her major focus is the digital working life and with a special interest in leadership, creativity and health. Cathrin initiated Women In Tech International (WITI) – Swedish Chapter, as part of her engagement in women entrepreneurship and how to increase women in tech startups.

Joakim Sandström

Great Lake Consulting

En del av mina specialområden är: Socialt Företagande med hur man kan hjälpa den som står längst ifrån arbetsmarknaden till sysselsättning. Regeringsuppdrag inom Hjärnkoll där uppgiften var att påverka samhällets syn på psykisk ohälsa & fördomar. Samt verksamhetsledning på Kulturhus med att skapa ett brett kulturutbud för stadens innevånare och visa på hur viktigt KKN näringen är för samhället i stort.

Joakim Sandström

Great Lake Consulting

En del av mina specialområden är: Socialt Företagande med hur man kan hjälpa den som står längst ifrån arbetsmarknaden till sysselsättning. Regeringsuppdrag inom Hjärnkoll där uppgiften var att påverka samhällets syn på psykisk ohälsa & fördomar. Samt verksamhetsledning på Kulturhus med att skapa ett brett kulturutbud för stadens innevånare och visa på hur viktigt KKN näringen är för samhället i stort.

Diamanto Politis

Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University.

She is also visiting scholar at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has a particular research interest in entrepreneurial learning and entrepreneurship education, the commercialisation of new technology, and the dynamics of learning in entrepreneurial systems of innovation.

Diamanto Politis

Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University.

She is also visiting scholar at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has a particular research interest in entrepreneurial learning and entrepreneurship education, the commercialisation of new technology, and the dynamics of learning in entrepreneurial systems of innovation.

Niccolò Sanarico

Investment manager at Primomiglio SGR - Barcamper Ventures Fund

Niccolòs focus is on investing in digital startups at the seed stage, with particular interest in medtech, welfare-tech and B2B/SaaS/AI. Head of dealflow at dpixel, a startup advisory company based in Milan, Italy.

Niccolò Sanarico

Investment manager at Primomiglio SGR - Barcamper Ventures Fund

Niccolòs focus is on investing in digital startups at the seed stage, with particular interest in medtech, welfare-tech and B2B/SaaS/AI. Head of dealflow at dpixel, a startup advisory company based in Milan, Italy.

Marlene Johansson

VD, eXpression Umeå

Researcher at Umeå School of Business and CEO of eXpression Umeå. Dissertated in 2012 and researched new business models, innovation, entrepreneurship in industry conversions and innovation support for new and creative industries. Served as director of Sliperiet at Umeå University, an innovation and development environment and interdisciplinary meeting place between art, science, technology, 3Dlab and Softlab.

Marlene Johansson

VD, eXpression Umeå

Researcher at Umeå School of Business and CEO of eXpression Umeå. Dissertated in 2012 and researched new business models, innovation, entrepreneurship in industry conversions and innovation support for new and creative industries. Served as director of Sliperiet at Umeå University, an innovation and development environment and interdisciplinary meeting place between art, science, technology, 3Dlab and Softlab.

Sara Lönnroth

Verksamhetsansvarig Transit

Sara Lönnroth has been the operations manager for Transit Culture Incubator since 2009. She has 18 years of experience working with professional artists to develop their artistic activities.

Sara Lönnroth

Verksamhetsansvarig Transit

Sara Lönnroth has been the operations manager for Transit Culture Incubator since 2009. She has 18 years of experience working with professional artists to develop their artistic activities.

Katarina Scott

Future by Lund

Katarina has over 25 years’ experience within the cultural and creative sector, private sector, education and municipality. Her background is as an economist but her passions are value driven entrepreneurship and coaching and she is a serial entrepreneur.

Katarina Scott

Future by Lund

Katarina has over 25 years’ experience within the cultural and creative sector, private sector, education and municipality. Her background is as an economist but her passions are value driven entrepreneurship and coaching and she is a serial entrepreneur.

Anu-Katriina Perttunen

Chief Networking Officer

Supports cross-sectoral, forward-looking business activity with an emphasis on creative competence. She believes in open-minded networking and joint development of new solutions with new surprising partners. She focuses on supporting cross-sectoral collaboration and wider use of creative competencies, new value creation and new business models.

Anu-Katriina Perttunen

Chief Networking Officer

Supports cross-sectoral, forward-looking business activity with an emphasis on creative competence. She believes in open-minded networking and joint development of new solutions with new surprising partners. She focuses on supporting cross-sectoral collaboration and wider use of creative competencies, new value creation and new business models.

Luca Tesauro

Founder & CEO of Giffoni Innovation Hub

Founder of Innovation Giffoni Innovation Hub and manager within the creative industries. He dedicated his life to the arts, intuitions, the freedom to create value and experimentation with cultures.

Luca Tesauro

Founder & CEO of Giffoni Innovation Hub

Founder of Innovation Giffoni Innovation Hub and manager within the creative industries. He dedicated his life to the arts, intuitions, the freedom to create value and experimentation with cultures.

Anders Dahlin

CEO, Foodimpex International

VD Foodimpex International och investerare/affärsängel till flera bolag samt ägare till Dahlin Business Partner. Som coach: analytisk, ärlig och entreprenörisk /nytänkande (allergisk mot förvaltande….)

Anders Dahlin

CEO, Foodimpex International

VD Foodimpex International och investerare/affärsängel till flera bolag samt ägare till Dahlin Business Partner. Som coach: analytisk, ärlig och entreprenörisk /nytänkande (allergisk mot förvaltande….)

Björn Englund

CEO & inv. manager, I Love Lund

Björn is founder and investment manager of I Love Lund, which invests in companies with a relevance towards the upcoming Golden Decades of Lund. Today’s start-ups will be unicorns of the future – and we want you all. Björn has many years of fund management, analysis and advisory experience. Björn loves squash, Markowitz, performance – and Lund.

Björn Englund

CEO & inv. manager, I Love Lund

Björn is founder and investment manager of I Love Lund, which invests in companies with a relevance towards the upcoming Golden Decades of Lund. Today’s start-ups will be unicorns of the future – and we want you all. Björn has many years of fund management, analysis and advisory experience. Björn loves squash, Markowitz, performance – and Lund.

Anne-Sofie Ericsson

Managing Director, SITE

Managing Director for SITE since January 2012. Educated at the Dramatic Institute in Stockholm and most recently from Dansens Hus in Oslo where she worked as administrative manager for four years. Previous workplaces are the National Theater, Gothenburg Opera's Dance Company and the Cullberg Ballet. She was artistic director for NordScen - Nordic Center for the Performing Arts in Copenhagen 2003-2007. Anne-Sofie is also a certified coach and mentor.

Anne-Sofie Ericsson

Managing Director, SITE

Managing Director for SITE since January 2012. Educated at the Dramatic Institute in Stockholm and most recently from Dansens Hus in Oslo where she worked as administrative manager for four years. Previous workplaces are the National Theater, Gothenburg Opera's Dance Company and the Cullberg Ballet. She was artistic director for NordScen - Nordic Center for the Performing Arts in Copenhagen 2003-2007. Anne-Sofie is also a certified coach and mentor.

Martin Q Larsson

Operations Manager, Klump

Inkubatorchef Klump Subtopia Specialområden Konst och kreativa näringar, organisationer, integration

Martin Q Larsson

Operations Manager, Klump

Inkubatorchef Klump Subtopia Specialområden Konst och kreativa näringar, organisationer, integration

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Lavi

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Valfridsson

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Hans

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