Creative Business Cup
New Zealand National Final

Tuesday, 21 August in Auckland at AUT

Welcome to the Creative Business Cup

The global competition to find the world’s best creative startups and the entrepreneurs that make them tick.

The Creative Business Cup is an international competition that turns the spotlight on new entrepreneurial businesses in the creative industries to empower, train and develop the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and connect them to investors and global markets. The winner of the New Zealand competition will represent New Zealand at the Creative Business Cup Global Finals in Copenhagen, Denmark in November. 

Many thanks to all the startups that participated, the wonderful judges and sponosors for making the first New Zealand Creative Business Cup a great success. Our Judges included Dana McKensie, Dave Moskovitz, Wendy Thompson, Martin Bell and Cynthia Macnee. Our venue sponsor was AUT- Auckland University of Technology and Callaghan Innovation have generously provided support for the winner to attend the Global Finals. 

Our Winner

Ana Lyubich, CEO of Excio, wins the CBCNZ National Final and is set to represent New Zealand at the Global Finals in Copenhagen, Denmark!

Learn more about Excio here.

Our Startups

Meet the CBC NZ Finalists

Kete is a digital portfolio and social platform for kids using collectible and meaningful digital badges to unlock games and rewards.   

Excio brings places and culture to your mobile home screen by exhibiting beautiful images, local stories and recordings for free.

The Zingoshi Chronicles, is a transmedia TV, game and book property to help guide kids to become creative leaders.

Co Kaha is an industrial design studio aiming to disrupt the feminine hygiene market with an innovative new tampon textile made of Hemp.

Dcodeda aims to automate and streamline processes to make it easier, faster and cheaper for film makers to access their own information and increase accessibility for their audiences.

This will be New Zealand's first year competing in the global finals!

View the global finals highlights video

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"The creative industries are importnat to the wealth and success of all our societies. The creative industries are drivers of growth"
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
“We, at CBC, deeply believe in the creative economy and aim to shape the foundation for all the change to come that will define our global economy. We stand together, borderless, building upon the legacy of great and progressive artists and creatives, technologists and innovators in the hope of driving the next generation of excellence.
Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning
Managing Director, Creative Business Cup​

We want to help NZ’s brightest creative companies find even more success

on a global stage and #getnzonthemap - the CBC map

WE are off to the global finals check back for updates!

Header photo credit: Kristian Ridder-Nielsen

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