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On September 30, five hopeful startups competed for the opportunity to represent Jamaica in the Creative Business Cup. For some, it was their first time pitching their startup in this way. The judges had some tough questions, and the startups stood their ground. In the end, it was UCA (University and College Ambassadors) who came out victorious.
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Our founder Bianca Welds and Alexia James, COO of UCA Jamaica (winners of the Creative Business Cup Jamaica 2017) are in Copenhagen, Denmark for the CBC Global Finals. Following a two-day bootcamp, Alexia pitched this afternoon and the response from mentors and fellow participants has been positive.

Tomorrow morning the 12 semi-finalists will be announced and then pitch. The top 5 will pitch in the afternoon for the honour of being selected the world's best creative startup.

Stay tuned!

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Our founder Bianca Welds has been selected for the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship for WordCamp US being held in Nashville, Tennessee, December 1-3. Her talk will be entitled "Pah! Jamaican Sign Language and WordPress"

https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/…/announcing-the-kim-parsell-…/

To honor the memory of Kim Parsell, the WordPress Foundation set up a memorial scholarship to ensure that Kim’s core values would continue to be infused into the WordPress community. Kim…
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Yesterday was filled with meetings, but lots of meaningful connections and conversations around future partnerships, collaborations and funding opportunities for the creative industries.

The biggest tip we can give to arts organisations and practitioners right now is to stay open and connect with people and then share your dreams and visions as the universe will help to bring opportunities your way.

#StayTuned

Creativity: Is it something innate? Can creativity be learned? The following five tips have helped me cultivate creativity amongst my teams.
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This is the 6th year that the Creative Business Cup is welcoming startups, inventors, innovators, creatives and investors from around the globe to celebrate innovation, disruption and new ideas in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Look at some of the stellar speakers that our National Winner will get to see and possibly meet! Exciting times!

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As our Creative Business Cup Jamaica 2017 winners, University and College Ambassadors (UCA) http://universityandcollegeambassadors.com polish their pitch, we want to share a few of the startups they will be competing against in Denmark:

Joulia Inline (http://joulia.com/en) - an energy-efficient heat exchange that uses the energy from your hot water shower drain to heat the incoming cold water

CareDose (https://www.caredose.com) - an automated medication dispenser with pre-pac...kaged refills

Creatively Squared (https://www.creativelysquared.com) - a service to provide custom creative image content for businesses

The Buzzard (https://thebuzzard.org) - Artificial intelligence generated summaries of political news across Europe

Myelin (https://www.myelin.ca) - Artificial intelligence used to provide customized mental health information, currently specializing in the autism spectrum

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Jamaica's leading youth marketing agency connecting tertiary students to corporate clients. Youth Marketing Ambassadors from UWI, UTECH, NCU...
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Some exciting developments coming for Jamaica's creative industries! We are loving the conversations and energies surrounding us as we look at the plans for 2018. #StayTuned

The Creative Canvas is customized to work for artists by:

1. Focusing on the fundamental building blocks of an artist's business model
2. Starting with the experience an artist wants to create instead of a specific product
3. Providing a sequence to create a seamless path from that experience through to making money from it

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http://creativecanvas.online/how-it-works/

Download a Creative Canvas for yourself today and start building a sustainable artist business.

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Continuing to look at how the Creative Canvas works. The next key is that it is based on a proven system that:

1. Is used in all types of businesses and industries around the world
2. Uses a visual approach
3. Breaks the business down into its fundamental building blocks

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http://creativecanvas.online/how-it-works/

You can download the Creative Canvas today and start building a sustainable artist business.
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How does the Creative Canvas work?

The first key is that it is artist-focused and tackles a primary challenge for many creative artists:

1. They want to make art...
2. They want to make money
3. They don't want to "sell out"

http://creativecanvas.online/how-it-works/

Download the Creative Canvas today and start building a sustainable artist business.

http://creativecanvas.online

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Creative L'Attitude updated their cover photo.
October 16
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Reminder: Tomorrow our founder Bianca Welds will be presenting "Business Models for the Arts: A Creative Canvas" at the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference at Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts.

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And we have the pictures!

Highlights of the Creative Business Cup Jamaica 2017 Local Finals are below but check out the full album at the following link:

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Thanks again to Equilibrium Photography!

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Creative L'Attitude added 51 new photos from September 30 to the album: Creative Business Cup Jamaica 2017 Local Finals — with Tyrone R Wilson and 3 others in Kingston, Jamaica.
September 30

Held at the Dale Carnegie Training Centre in New Kingston, the CBC Jamaica 2017 Local Finals saw the top 5 finalists pitching to a panel of judges.