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The Global Finals – Meet the winners of 2020 & 2021

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02.07.2019: Creative Business Cup 2019. Foto: Kristian Ridder-Nielsen/Creative Business Cup
02.07.2019: Creative Business Cup 2019. Foto: Kristian Ridder-Nielsen/Creative Business Cup
July 1, 2021
By
Marta Casero
“SO DIFFICULT TO MAKE CHOICES AMONG THE FINALISTS! THEY ARE SO STRONG THIS YEAR” DAIVA NALDAL, JURY MEMBER

What a journey BRIGHT 2021 has been! Now that we’re officially recovered from all the emotions of the Global Finals, we take a moment to go over the ideas, projects, products, and entrepreneurs who were crowned best creative startups of 2020 and 2021.

After being selected winners in their respective countries, these startups made it all the virtual way to Copenhagen, in a group of 70+ candidates participating in the competition. The result? An impressive lineup of Finalists – No wonder why hesitation and doubts were the leit motiv among the juries at the time of making the final decision.

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Top 3 Creative Business Cup 2020

1. RAIKU – Estonia

They develop sustainable packagings made of a patented compostable wooden fabric, as a replacement for wrapping plastic.

2. THE LIGHTNING ARTZ – Nigeria

This startup manufactures a ceramic water filter called AquaMax, built to serve the 83 million Nigerians in the rural slums.

3. SAFARISEAT – Sweden

SafariSeat is the all-terrain wheelchair changing the lives of low-income mobility-impaired people in Kenya.

Top 3 Creative Business Cup 2021

1. PHOTIO – Chile

The Chilean startup that is able to replicate the photosynthesis process on any surface, through a nanotechnological paint additive that reduces greenhouse gases.

2. SONGPARK – Norway

The next generation tool for music collaboration comes from Norway, and facilitates co-creation and audio transfer over the public internet.

3. SCENT CAMERA – Latvia

They have developed a mobile device for consumers to record, store, and release scents as easy as to take pictures or record sounds.

Winner of Creative Business Investor Pitch 2021

V-ART – Ukraine

The Creative Business Investor Pitch was won by V-Art, a platform to exhibit, sell and collect digital art.  

We would also like to acknowledge and send a huge thanks to all the jury members taking part in the Global Finals this year:

Amy Cosper – Family Business Magazine (USA)
Stephanie Bailes Cade – Museum for Creativity and Invention (USA)
Dash Balakrishnan – Startup Malaysia (Malaysia)
Sofie Brandi Petersen, Business Angel & Investor (Denmark)
Alexander Egebjerg – Lapee (Denmark)
Tugce Ergul – Startup Labs (Andorra)
Frederik Hinz Andersen – The Royal Danish Academy (Denmark)
Manuel Josè Damàsio – Universidade Lusofòna (Portugal)
Otho Kerr – Federal Reserve Bank (USA)
Divine Kpe – Africa Education Watch (Ghana)
Reanne Leuning – Advantage Austria (Austria)
Carlos Mancilla – Social Growing (Chile)
Daiva Naldal – Business Advisor & Consultant (Denmark)
Anette Nørgaard – Vækstfonden (Denmark)
Juan Manuel Pico – Education Soul (Colombia)
Lisa Russell – Create2030 / Lisa Russell Films (USA)
Safa Sharif – MASY Holdings (Bahrain)
Betina Simonsen – Lifestyle & Design Cluster (Denmark)

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