Contest Overview:

Creative Business Cup 2014

The creative industries are growing sectors that continue to provide more jobs, and add increasing value to products and services. Moreover, creative industries have a positive spill over effect on more traditional industries improving growth and innovation. These industries hold a great potential but the creative individuals/ entrepreneurs often lack insights and business competencies needed to redeem this potential. That is why there is a need for a competition such as Creative Business Cup that can improve the business skills and the number of successful companies in the creative industries.

We want more successful individuals in the creative industries

The purpose of Creative Business Cup is to strengthen the business competencies of creative individuals. The Creative Business Cup is a platform for creative individuals to showcase their creative competencies and to inspire them to become creative entrepreneurs in the future.

We are looking for new and revolutionary business ideas that have a strong market potential and at least one of the people in the team must have an education or background from the creative industries.

Setup of Creative Business Cup

The setup of the global competition is that the winner from each country competes against other national winners in November 2014 at the Global Award Show in Copenhagen, Denmark. Creative Business Cup is developed by CKO and a Featured Event of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative powered by the Kauffman Foundation. was the national host for Creative Business Cup Malaysia 2012 and 2013, and will be it again in 2014.

Therefore, once again through CBC Malaysia 2014, is mandated to select and nominate the National Winner to represent Malaysia at the Global Award Show in Copenhagen, Denmark in November 17th – 19th, 2014



The Creative Business Cup has moved away from the Business Plan to the Lean Canvas or Business Concept. This is definitely in the spirit of StartupMalaysia, as it aligns with our mission to increase the number of fundable startups in the Malaysia ecosystem.



The best team from the universities/ colleges/ public are entitled to participate in Creative Business Cup Malaysia 2014 (national competition). The teams will need to go through the following steps:

Step 1: Nominate your team by 1th of August 2014

Step 2: Upload your pitch by 7th of August 2014

Step 3: By the 10th of August 2014, the one selected to participate in the national competition will be announced.

Step 4: The one selected to participate in the national competition must submit a description of the business concept. Template will be provided (8-10 pages).

Step 5: Get ready for the national competition on the 13th August 2014.

Step 6: The national winner is send to Copenhagen for Global Award Show on the 17th – 19th November 2014 (yet airfare and lodging are not covered by StartupMalaysia)

Apply now to be part of this exciting competition and get the full details of Step II, and onwards.



Any questions and correspondence regarding CBC 2014 should be directed to:

We would like to invite potential sponsors/ partners that would help us to make this national competition possible. For sponsorship/ partnership opportunities, please contact at its sole discretion may choose not to disclose certain information in a response to any question or query, if in our view such details would affect the fairness or transparency of the contest or convey an undue advantage to an applicant. also reserves the right to disclose to all other applicants an answer or clarification to a question from an applicant in the interest of fairness, objectivity, and transparency of this contest.


Check out the previous winners; CBC Malaysia 2013 Winner Sira Malaysia

CBC Global 2013 Winner 1. Teddy the Guardian/ Croatia