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.

Here’s how it works:

Being an entrepreneur, you quickly learn the importance of a strong network and that close collaborations with others are a key to success.

Creative Business Network is an organization that supports startups and entrepreneurs in the creative industry through a global network of partners and investors. With various activities such as events, workshops, and boot camps, they provide tools and knowledge to help entrepreneurs level their businesses in a global arena. Spread out across 78 countries, the network consists of industry experts, investors, and national partners who all share the burning passion for supporting the global creative economy. 

One of their main events is Creative Business Cup - an international competition for anyone with a unique business idea that has the potential of going global. The competition gathers creative entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovative thinkers from all over the world to support each other and vote for the world’s no 1 most innovative idea within the Creative & Cultural Industries.

The international final is hosted in Copenhagen 29-30th of June 2020, and the finalists are selected through regional competitions where participants fight to be the representative for their country. Not only is this an excellent chance for entrepreneurs to expand their network and test the potential of their idea, but also get the chance to win prices at the global finals such as: Price money, mentorship, international scaling programs and personalised strategy meetings.

So what’s this got to do with xPlot?

We’re convinced that a strong network is a key to success and being a part of Creative Business Network is, therefore, a given. As the Swedish national partner, we work as ambassadors for Creative Business Network, making sure that the startups from all over Sweden get to reap the fruit from their offerings.

Together with our local network, we host the Swedish edition of Creative Business Cup, where we locate unique business ideas from around the country that get to compete in the Swedish final. The winner gets expert support from our coaches to get them ready for the global finals in Copenhagen - pitch training, one-on-one coaching sessions, and relaxed meetings with investors, naming a few. 

Do you have a unique business idea and would like to be a part of our network? Applications for the next competition opens in January and the national finals on the 12th of March 2020. Get your idea ready and we will let you know when the applications open!

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