Britain's creative sector set to shine on global stage as entries open for chance to be named 'Best Creative Entrepreneur’
It wasn't long ago that we championed the cream of the crop of Britain's creative start-ups. Well, now it's time to discover who really is the best of the best. Entries are open for this year’s Creative Business Cup, widely regarded as the world championship for creative entrepreneurs, which seeks to find the best new, groundbreaking and marketable creative business ideas from across the globe.
The top prize for this year’s winner is a fully financed acceleration programme worth $50,000, along with support provided from mentors and a worldwide network of advisors. And for the second year running, Creative England will be supporting UK applicants for the prestigious competition. “We are always looking for opportunities to invest in and support the diverse pool of talent that runs throughout the creative industries in the UK,” said Caroline Norbury, chief executive of Creative England. “Through schemes such as the Creative Business Cup we are able to champion this impressive creative capability on a global scale.”
The UK winner will compete against other national winners from across the world to win the global title of ‘Best Creative Entrepreneur’ at the Global Award show in Copenhagen, Denmark. The lucky UK winner will be announced in August and will go on to represent Blighty at the main awards from November 17-19 , to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week.
“Our creative industries are one of the UK’s biggest success stories and we know there is a tremendous amount of new talent out there," added Ed Vaizey, minister for culture, communications and creative industries."The Creative Business Cup represents a brilliant opportunity for our rising stars to showcase their skills and craft and I encourage all entrepreneurs out there to apply for this prestigious competition."
We reckon there's a decent chance of a British winner this year, but only if enough entrepreneurs submit their entry via the Creative England website by the deadline of Friday, June 13th. What are you waiting for?