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Apply today to the Creative Business Cup Sweden and check if your idea has the potential to succeed globally.

Application open March 26 – April 17.

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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.

Our latest news!

27.3.19

Do you want to speed up your access into an international market?

Apply today to the Creative Business Cup Sweden and check if your idea has the potential to succeed globally.

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15.3.19

Here we are, with *great news* for you!

On the 4th of April in Stockholm, the Sweden Demo Day will take place!

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Meet our partners & juror for Creative Business Cup 2019

Gleb Maltsev

Co-founder at Fundwise & Pitch Trainer at Stoneful

Gleb listens to around 900 speeches a year ranging from a 60-second pitch to a 45-minute keynote. He’s trained presenters for industry-wide pitching showcases such as Slush, Latitude59, TechChill and LOGIN. Co-founder of Fundwise, a founder-to-investor pitching platform with a 68% success rate. He works with executives from almost every industry that would make the world a bit better, or at least have a shot at doing so.

Gleb Maltsev

Co-founder at Fundwise & Pitch Trainer at Stoneful

Gleb listens to around 900 speeches a year ranging from a 60-second pitch to a 45-minute keynote. He’s trained presenters for industry-wide pitching showcases such as Slush, Latitude59, TechChill and LOGIN. Co-founder of Fundwise, a founder-to-investor pitching platform with a 68% success rate. He works with executives from almost every industry that would make the world a bit better, or at least have a shot at doing so.

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

Forskare vid Handelshögskolan i Umeå och VD för eXpression Umeå. Disputerade 2012 och forskat kring nya affärsmodeller, innovation, entreprenörskap i branschomvandlingar och innovationsstöd till nya och kreativa näringar. Varit föreståndare för Sliperiet vid Umeå universitet, en innovations- och utvecklingsmiljön och interdiciplinär mötesplats mellan konst, vetenskap, teknik, 3Dlab och Softlab.

Marlene Johansson

VD, eXpression Umeå

Forskare vid Handelshögskolan i Umeå och VD för eXpression Umeå. Disputerade 2012 och forskat kring nya affärsmodeller, innovation, entreprenörskap i branschomvandlingar och innovationsstöd till nya och kreativa näringar. Varit föreståndare för Sliperiet vid Umeå universitet, en innovations- och utvecklingsmiljön och interdiciplinär mötesplats mellan konst, vetenskap, teknik, 3Dlab och Softlab.

Sara Lönnroth

Verksamhetsansvarig Transit

Sara Lönnroth är verksamhetsledare för Transit Kulturinkubator sedan 2009. Hon har 18 års erfarenhet att arbeta tillsammans med yrkeskonstnärer för utvecklingen av deras konstnärliga verksamheter.

Sara Lönnroth

Verksamhetsansvarig Transit

Sara Lönnroth är verksamhetsledare för Transit Kulturinkubator sedan 2009. Hon har 18 års erfarenhet att arbeta tillsammans med yrkeskonstnärer för utvecklingen av deras konstnärliga verksamheter.

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

Verksamhetsledare för SITE sedan januari 2012. Utbildad på Dramatiska Institutet i Stockholm och kommer närmast från Dansens Hus i Oslo där hon arbetade som administrativ chef i fyra år. Tidigare arbetsplatser är Riksteatern, Göteborgs Operans Danskompani och Cullbergbaletten. Hon var konstnärlig ledare för NordScen – Nordiskt Center för Scenkonst i Köpenhamn 2003-2007. Anne-Sofie är också certifierad coach och mentor.

Anne-Sofie Ericsson

Managing Director, SITE

Verksamhetsledare för SITE sedan januari 2012. Utbildad på Dramatiska Institutet i Stockholm och kommer närmast från Dansens Hus i Oslo där hon arbetade som administrativ chef i fyra år. Tidigare arbetsplatser är Riksteatern, Göteborgs Operans Danskompani och Cullbergbaletten. Hon var konstnärlig ledare för NordScen – Nordiskt Center för Scenkonst i Köpenhamn 2003-2007. Anne-Sofie är också certifierad coach och mentor.

Anna Svensdotter Dimle

CEO & Creative Director, Brewhouse

Specialområden: Cultural and creative industries, music and branding

Anna Svensdotter Dimle

CEO & Creative Director, Brewhouse

Specialområden: Cultural and creative industries, music and branding

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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