CBC Georgia 2017 has announced its winners!
CBC Georgia has received a total of 40 applications, out of which the competition jury selected ten startups for the final round. On June 15, after hearing all ten presentations again, the jury selected the following startups as the winners of Creative Business Cup Georgia 2017:
- First Prize - Wine Tea (Giorgi Bukia, Giorgi Natroshvili)
- Second Prize - Cognitive Toys (Tamaz Arunashvili, Mariam Amashukeli)
- Third Prize - Georgian Spices/Spy Recipe (Maiko Kavtaradze, David Kavtaradze).
All three winners will receive cash awards. The first prize winner, Wine Tea team, will participate in Creative Business Cup Global Finals in Copenhagen, Denmark this November.
Two other teams received certificates of honorable mention for projects that raise social awareness in:
- Environmental Protection: Adaptive Building Systems (Revaz Avalishvili)
- New Forms of Music Expression: Wheel Set (Irakli Goderdzishvili, Lasha Lortkipanidze)
Chairman of Jury:
- Saba Kiknadze - CEO and Founding Partner of Georgian Hospitality Group
Members of the Jury:
- Gia Bazghadze - The Chairman of the Board of Rustaveli/Cavea Cinemas
- Esben Emborg - CEO of SEAF Georgia
- Grigol Baiburti - Head of Service Department at Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Merab Kutsia - Head of Department at Inventions and New Plant Varieties and Animal Breeds, Sakpatenti
- Yrjo Ojasaar - Venture Capitalist at Change Ventures