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Stand to represent South Africa in the Creative Business Cup 2018!


Do you work in a creative discipline and have a great business idea up your sleeve? Apply for the Creative Business Cup 2018!

In this Dragon’s Den-style competition, competitors stand to benefit from invaluable business insights as well as to represent South Africa in the global finals of the Creative Business Cup 2018, held in Denmark in November.

10 start-ups will be chosen to pitch before a judging panel at The Small Business Expo, which takes place at The Dome in Johannesburg from 6-8 September 2018. During the first two days, expert entrepreneurs from the creative industries will be invited to work with these start-ups to prepare them for the pitch session on the third day of the expo. 

Eligible entrants must be registered as a South African company and show strong market potential. Start-up team members ought to have diverse complementary skillsets, combining business and creative skills and show sound strategic and financial capability. Most importantly, entrants must rely on creative skills as their core asset.

The following sectors are eligible to participate: advertising, architecture, craft & artisan, design, experience technologies, fashion, film, video & photography, gastronomy, leisure activities, music, performing arts, publishing, radio & television, software, computer games & electronics, publishing, 3D printing and toys & games.

The national finals of the competition are hosted by Creative Enterprises Hub, whose business development program helps entrepreneurs in the creative sector fast-track their skills in commercial undertakings, including organisation, making tech work for you and personal development.

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