Monday: CBS - H. V. Nyholms vej 21, 2000 Frederiksberg Copenhagen, Denmark
Tuesday-Wednesday: KADK / 10 Philip De Langes Allé Copenhagen, Denmark
16 - 18 November is just around the courner - are you ready?
We are looking forward to EBAN Winter University & Creative Business Cup 2015!
EBAN (European Business Angel Network) is the European collaboration of investors focusing on startups, entrepreneurs and early stage companies. EBAN Winter University is an annual conference for members of EBAN where top experts within the Investment field offer newest information and insights on current trends in the European startup market.
Creative Business Cup is the world championship of creative entrepreneurs. It is a marketplace for new ideas, connecting inspiring minds to develop their innovative business concepts in the creative industries. Both locally and globally, Creative Business Cup gathers those who are ready to make investments and help ideas come to life.
This year, Creative Business Cup will be held in collaboration with EBAN Winter University to maximize the experience of all participants.
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We look forward to see you in November in Copenhagen, Denmark!
Member of the ERC Scientific Council and of the ERC WG on innovation and relations with industryKlaus Bock is at present with the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.He was born in 1944 and has a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (1968) and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the same university (1970).He was Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark from 1970 to 1988. From 1988, he was appointed head and professor of the Chemistry Department at the Carlsberg Laboratory, from 1992 he was Head of Research at Carlsberg Research Centre and from 2001 to 2007 Executive Vice President for Research of Carlsberg A/S. He has published 260 papers in international journals and served as a referee in the areas of analytical and synthetic carbohydrate chemistry with special emphasis of the application of NMR spectroscopy in structural studies of carbohydrate derivatives and their interaction with enzymes. His latest interests focus upon proteincarbohydrate interactions, particularly the synthesis and structural analysis of glycopeptides. He received the International Carbohydrate Award in honour of Roy L. Whistler in 1986, the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in 1992 and the Samuel Friedman Foundation Rescue Award presented by UCLA in 2006. From 2004 to 2012 he was Chairman of the Danish National Research Foundation, from 2005 to 2013 he served as Deputy Chairman of the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation and President of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences between 2009 and 2011. From 2010 he has also been a member of the Standing Selection Committee for the Network of Centres of Excellence in Canada, and he was Champion of Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2014 held in Copenhagen.
Thierry Baujard is the founder of the pan-European investment network Media Deals, which focuses on cross-border investments in the mediatech sector. He is also CEO of peacefulfish, a financing consultancy firm specialized in the creative industries.Thierry has 20+ years of experience in the communications and entertainment industries. After graduating in Paris he worked in London as a business consultant for entertainment companies and telecom operators, then in France and Germany in business development for Vivendi, and then for ARTE--the Franco-German TV station--in Strasbourg. Thierry then completed an MBA at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and at UCLA in Los Angeles, where he specialized in film financing and e-commerce. In 2012, he graduated from the European Executive Programme of the Ecole National d'Administration (ENA) in France. For Media Deals, Thierry is in charge of developing the investment network across Europe and managing the network's Investment Forums, which regularly bring mediatech companies and investors together for pitching sessions. With regard to this, he supports the network’s investors in identifying investment opportunities and in carrying out due diligence with a focus on cross-border transactions and exit strategies. He was also the project director of Media Deals' EU project ImMediaTe, which examined financial mechanisms for digital media between five European clusters (Barcelona, Rome, Malta, Paris, and Amsterdam) and is now the director of the new DG Connect project European Investor Gate (EIG). Thierry has also been developing different creative industries funds for the film, music, and video games sectors. He is a regular speaker at conferences and summits on content and technology as well as an expert for the European Commission on regulations for investment in the digital sector.
VicePresident of the ERC Scientific Council and Chairman of the WG on innovation and relations with industry Sierd Cloetingh is Head Tectonics Group, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University.He was recently a visiting Professor at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (2008), at the ETH Zürich (2009), at the IFP Rueil-Malmaison (2009).He published more than 250 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has been promotor of 55 PhD students of 18 different nationalities.He served the Earth Science community in various functions, including Presidency of the European Geophysical Society.He is currently the President of the International Lithosphere Programme, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal “Global and Planetary Change” and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the European Large Scale Collaborative Research Programme (EUROCORES) TOPO-EUROPE.He received honorary doctorates from four European universities and numerous honours and awards, including the Stephan Mueller Medal of the European Geosciences Union, Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America and the Leopold von Buch Medal of the German Geological Society.He recently received the Alexander von Humboldt research Prize (2010). He is member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Foreign member of the Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, the Heidelberg Academy and the Bavarian Academy.In 2004 he was distinguished as Chevalier de Legion d’Honneur for his contributions to science and European scientific cooperation in research and education.He was elected member of Academia Europaea in 1994 and served Academia Europaea as Chair of the Earth and Marine and Earth and Cosmic Sciences Sections, and then as its Vice-President. In July 2014 he was elected the President of Academia Europaea.
Lars Iversen is a Senior Business Adviser and a Partner at Springfellow International - a creative concept agency that delivers innovation strategies for international companies. Lars always combines his extensive knowledge of emerging technologies with expertise in sales and business development. This mix works magically in bringing about novel solutions, products and concepts. Lars adopts an out-side-in perspective to companies, and he has the ability to adapt and grow in rapidly changing markets and technologies.Iversen “has a keen interest and instinct for business opportunities. Clients enjoy working with him for he never is stiﬂed by whatever is the norm, but is always able to provide a fresh and positively provoking view of a situation or opportunity”. Martin Kruse, Senior Lecturer at ZBC - Zealand Business College“Lars Iversen is a true visionary with good knowledge of the tomorrow's market demands. Furthermore he has an amazing capability of describing the future, to even the biggest audience”. Kim Friman, Country Manager at Unifaun Oy.Do you really see outside your box and how to distinct your business by offering the needed newness authentic to you? If you have an idea but are struggling how to make it super innovative from the future business perspective - talk to Lars. He already lives and works in the future!
Magnus Scheving is a public speaker, motivator, athlete and successful entrepreneur. He is the creator and star of LazyTown, an entertainment brand dedicated to motivate children to make healthy choices. The TV series that he writes, directs and produces has been broadcasted in more than 170 countries, has reached over 500 million homes and won numerous awards, including a BAFTA and the renowned US Telly Awards, as well as receiving two Emmy Award nominations among other accolades.Magnus has worked with world leaders on campaigns tackling children obesity such as First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign in the US, With David Cameron and UK´s Department of Health on the Change 4 Life public health campaign, the European Commission and former president Felipe Calderón and the Ministry of Health in Mexico and with First Lady Cecila Morel in Chile on Elige Vivir Sano among others.
Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine, Ducatista, runner, 'trep enthusiast.Amy Cosper is vice president and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine and has through her own media consulting business acquired a unique understanding of what entrepreneurs want and need.Amy Cosper, knows what it means to drive a business idea forward with passion, creativity and knowledge. She knows that without the right information, tools and resources, small businesses stay small.At Entrepreneur Magazine, Cosper’s breadth of experience and technological know-how infuses cutting-edge ideas into the company with a 34-year legacy for serving the small business market. Her mission is to keep entrepreneurs alert to the network of tools fundamental to launching and growing their businesses—whether they’re people, technologies, funding sources, or best practices.Her journalism roots began in the tech world, as a reporter on assignment in several countries across the globe, from Israel to France to Brazil. Cosper later became publisher and editor-in-chief for Satellite Broadband magazine at Primedia, and then went on to redesign and direct five ASBPE award-winning financial magazines at WiesnerMedia.
The purpose of Creative Business Cup is to strengthen the business skills of creative entrepreneurs. The aim is to increase all participating startups’ ability to successfully create a company based on their creative abilities. Creative Business Cup is looking for new and revolutionary business ideas stemming from the creative industries. The business idea must have a strong market potential and at least one person from each team must have an education or background from the creative industries.
The goals of Creative Business Cup are to:
- Strengthen the business skills of entrepreneurs within the creative industries
- Promote entrepreneurship within the creative industries
- Promote winners and role models
How does Creative Business Cup work?
Each year National Partners around the world host national Creative Business Cup competitions. As a startup, the National Partner in your country is your entry point to competing as a finalist at Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen. To find out who is National Partner in your country click here.
National winners from around the world compete against each other at Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark, each November during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Startups from all countries also have the opportunity to come to Copenhagen for the international finals, but will not be qualified to compete for the title as the world's best creative entrepreneur.
The international jury chooses the winners based on these criteria:
- Creativity: Creative competencies are crucial for the success of the business concept
- Market potential: The business concept has a large market potential
Ultimately, the Creative Business Cup is about change and empowerment, supporting entrepreneurs around the world - and we want you to be a part of it!
EBAN Winter University
This year, Creative Business Cup is held in collaboration with EBAN Winter University. EBAN Winter University 2015 is a three day event attended by more than 300 representatives of the early stage financing industry and entrepreneurs from all over the world. EBAN 2015 Winter University, centered around the first global summit on venture finance and innovation in science, space, technology and the creative industries, welcomes business angels, family investors, VC funds, business accelerators, seed funds and venture philanthropists to interact with entrepreneurs from all over Europe and the World.
Who is EBAN?
EBAN is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community, gathering 170 member organisations in 59 countries today. Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 7,5 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs. EBAN fuels Europe’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs.
Why Entrepreneurs from the Creative Industries?
Worldwide, the creative industries contribute significantly to growth and jobs – and to the development of new, innovative solutions to the challenges that companies and societies face. Also, traditional industries become more innovative and competitive when collaborating with creative companies or “creatives”, called cross sector innovation. The creative industries contribute to a more dynamic, competitive and innovative society in many ways.
The road from being an entrepreneur in the creative industries to become a growing company is more challenging than for entrepreneurs in other sectors. All entrepreneurs face challenges in business development, internationalization and access to finance, but for entrepreneurs from the creative industries, the obstacles for growth are greater. For example, creative entrepreneurs are often perceived as a more risky investment opportunity, which is not the case looking at studies on insolvencies, where creative companies do better, also in times of crisis. In other words, the possibilities for growth, jobs and innovation are not realized.