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On October 27, from 4 to 8 PM, the IZONE Creative Community hosts the final of the Business Cup Extreme 2017 contest.

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Business Cup Extreme 2017 is the first European competition for business ideas and startups mastering the disaster as well as dual-purpose inventions. The technical inventions of the participants have been highly valued by the contest’s partner organisations: Creative Business Cup (Denmark), Burda Bootcamp (Germany), European Youth Award (Austria), Prototron Inkubator (Estonia), Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (The Netherlands), Kyiv Minor Academy of Sciences (Ukraine).

The 2017 finalists are:

Gadget information support (authors Vadym Kontseba and Kyrylo Martin);
Universal Robotic Assistant for people with visual disabilities (author Pavlo Mikush);
Combined silencer with automatic control of the rest of the rounds and the warning of the “petarded shot” (author Oleksiy Tesliak);
Moonshot Idea (author Roman Reznikov);
UnexploredCity (author Maryna Chornovil).

Business Cup Extreme 2017 final’s schedule:

4 – 5 PM

Patent stock market

5 – 6 PM

Panel discussion with Yuriy Solodkovsky (dean of Kyiv National Economic University), Taras Kyslyi (leading EPAP lawyer in matters of intellectual property rights), Serhii Bratusov (Google).
Presentation of the IZONE hub business model and business metrics by the financial director Yulia Parkhomenko.

6 – 7 PM

Q&A with the 2016 winner Stanislav Okolot.
Pitches of the 5 2017 finalists and announcement of the national winner and runners-up of Business Cup Extreme 2017.

7 PM

Informal communication

The Business Cup Extreme 2017 final will take place at

Burda Bootcamp

Our next great partner is Burda Bootcamp. Burda Bootcamp is the startup lab at Hubert Burda Media, one of the largest media companies in Europe. German and international students and young professionals have the opportunity to develop their startup idea from scratch in a multi-disciplinary team and bring it to market within two months.

The role for the Business Cup EXTREME:

  1. Judging the competition
  2. One online-training for the finalists
  3. Selection of the best start-up for a pitch in Munich at the Startup Night opening further opportunities in incubation and business development

About Business Extreme at TedX Narva

Hanna Ahafonova, Business Cup EXTREME project lead, at TEDxNarva

How can we learn from our extreme experience and offer our life-hacks to the global community? Hanna is talking about Donetsk, terror, creative business and new business challenges.

Creative Business Cup


IZONE Creative Community became a National Partner of the international network Creative Business Cup in April 2016. The Global Network for Innovative Business empowers entrepreneurs in the creative industries, connects them to investors and global markets and strengthens their innovative capabilities to the benefit of industry and society. The international Creative Business Cup offers to its participants a possibility to improve the product and skills, meet the investors and colleagues, and win one of the prizes amounting in 150,000.00 USD as well as special prizes and benefits from partner organizations and sponsors.

The role for the Business Cup EXTREME:

  1. Two tickets to the international final contest in Copenhagen
  2. Conceptual support and networking with 130 national partners worldwide
  3. Pitching instruction and feedback from the international VCs


Our first official partner is a tech-business incubator based in Estonia. Equity-free fund Prototron gives up to 10 000€ for building prototypes of gadgets and inventions that would make our daily lives better. The aim of Prototron is to encourage smart and entrepreneurial-minded individuals through a cash injection for carrying out their ideas, turning them into tangible prototypes and into a major business.

The role for the Business Cup EXTREME:

  1. Judging the competition
  2. One training for the finalists
  3. Selection of the best start-ups for the next incubation batch in Estonia