Update July 3, 2019

Deafmetal wins silver in the Creative Business Cup Global Finals


Deafmetal became the first Finnish company to finish in Top 3 in the prestigious creative industries innovation competition. The Global Finals were held in Copenhagen, Denmark, where winners of national competitions from over 60 countries pitched their ideas from 1 to 2 July, 2019. Jenni Ahtiainen represented Finland with her hearing aid jewellery collection Deafmetal.

- Winning the Finnish national competition in April was a great achievement that opened many possibilities for my invention. There were dozens of great business ideas in the Global Finals in Copenhagen and, of course, it feels really good that my own was esteemed so highly among them, Ahtiainen says.

Read the full story here >

Update April 24, 2019

Deafmetal captivated Creative Business Cup Finland

Deafmetal, Jenni Ahtiainen

Finland's representative for the international Creative Business Cup competition was selected in an exciting final in Helsinki on April 24, 2019. Deafmetal, a hearing jewelry collection designed by Jenni Ahtiainen, was chosen as the winner of the Creative Business Cup Finland. Read the full story here!

Jenni convinced the jury with the best pitching of the day. The Deafmetal hearing jewelry is a simple product that everyone understands and is able to identify with, the jury commented. The piece of hearing jewelry is a small object with a tremendous effect: it empowers and encourages the user. Hearing jewelry also has the potential for extensive scaling.


Deafmetal will compete with the brightest minds and startups in the Creative Business Cup Global Finals, which take place in Copenhagen on July 1-2, 2019.

Update April 11, 2019

Creative Business Cup Finland Finalists – celebrating creativity!


The Creative Business Cup Finland 2019 finalists are AIDOMUS, Deafmetal and Zenestar Wellness Studio. All of the finalists present courage, ingenuity, and the urge to create. The finalists also have strong business ideas that demonstrate creativity and innovation, as well as market potential and scalability.


The finalists will pitch in front of jurors at Entertainment Business Arena on Wednesday, April 24 at 3:45 pm. The public is warmly welcome to watch the pitching competition and cheer for their favourite – free entry!


The winner will compete with the brightest minds and startups in the Global Finals, which take place in Copenhagen on July 1-2, 2019.

The winner will be selected by the jury:

Katarina Scott, Project Manager, Innovation Platform Future by Lund

Antti Salminen, Senior Specialist, Business Finland

Juha Tynkkynen, CEO, T&T Idealist Oy


Update February 25, 2019

Do you have a business idea based on creative expertise?

Does the business idea have very strong market potential?

Do you want to speed up your access into the international market?

We are looking for you!

Apply to the Creative Business Cup to see if your idea has the potential to succeed globally. Creative Business Cup is an international competition for innovative business ideas, products or services.

In the international finals in Copenhagen, you will be challenged by creative startups from all over the world. Anyone with a unique, creative business idea can participate in the competition.
What will you get by participating?

  • You will compete for a place in the international CBC finals in Copenhagen with substantial financial rewards

  • You will receive expert coaching and feedback

  • You will have the opportunity to present your business idea to an international jury and financiers

  • You will create new networks

Registration for the Creative Business Cup Finland competition has ended. Thank you!

Schedule of the competition

The three candidates for the national finals will be selected by pre-qualification. Three finalists will deliver their pitches in front of an audience and panel of judges. The jury will evaluate the pitches and ask specific questions. The jury evaluates not only the creative solution of the product or the service, but also its potential for worldwide success. Download the competition rules and evaluation methods (pdf).

  •      Registration 25.2. - 5.4.2019

  •      Selection of three finalists by 9.4.2019

  •      Finland's national finals in Helsinki on 24.4.2019 at the Entertainment Business Arena event. Pitching is open to the public.

  •      Pitch coaching in Copenhagen 29. - 30.6.2019

  •      Global Finals in Copenhagen 1 - 2.7.2019

The Finnish event is organized by Creative Finland.

More information
Chief Networking Officer Anu-Katriina Perttunen
Creative Finland
tel. +358 44 5345 285
anu-katriina.perttunen (a) creativefinland.fi

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