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Inholland students impress at Creative Business Cup 2019

Professional start-ups from all over the world competed in Copenhagen at the Global finals of the Creative Business Cup from Saturday June 29th until Tuesday July 2nd. Only the winners of the national qualifiers were allowed to participate and during a 4-day event, the best creative start-up was chosen.

Winning the Dutch final, the Inholland Creative Business (IMEM) students (Tony Kyriakidis, Oliver Miles, Senna Driessen and Martijn Bos) represented The Netherlands with their start-up Venuepark. After two days of intense pitch training by pitching coach Gleb Maltsev, the students delivered an impressive presentation in front of the international jury and a large audience. During the Q&A the whole team was ready to answer a variety of questions about their start-up Venuepark.

Denmark won the competition with Lapee, the female urinal, which is already being used at the Roskilde festival. Finland came in second with Deafmetal, a company that supplies hearing aid jewelry.

I am extremely proud of this team as they came in 15th and 1st as a student team; a huge compliment for the founders of Venuepark (
Robert Meijn - lecturer and coach of the Inholland team

Beside the pitches, international key note speakers (from hip-hop till blockchain) presented and panel discussions were held, all related to the possibilities of start-ups. Overall, the experience was great for the Inholland students. They met a lot of interesting, driven people, learned about pitching and business and had a great time.

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