Creative Business Boost

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Programme
Location: Online
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: House of Europe

Creative Business Boost is a springboard for the unwavering growth of your creative business. 

The owners of stable enterprises will get everything to bring their craft to the next level. From EUR 10,000 to the space of mentorship and support — we will assist you in expanding to the foreign market, launching a new product, or transferring the production in-house. You will get consultations with business experts and meetups with fellow creative entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges and make sure you are moving in the right direction. 

Ask your question to the managers of the programme — join the live stream on Facebook on Wednesday 17 April, 14.00 Kyiv time.

Apply and build a resilient business together with us.

What do I get?
  • Resources: up to EUR 10,000 to advance your business.
  • Mentorship: meetings with experts from the EU and four consultations with a Ukrainian expert. You can choose between Elena Dobrodnneva, Volodymyr Vorobey, Inna Shynkarenko, Kostiantyn Vorobiov, and Olena Kobylianska
  • Community: moderated meetings with creative entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges and share your experiences.
  • Even more opportunities: you will become part of the House of Europe Alumni Community, which brings new contacts with the most proactive Ukrainians, networking meet-ups, and stipends.
Can I apply?

Creative Business Boost will benefit owners and managers of creative businesses who can introduce changes.

Apply if your business: 

  • Was bringing revenue before the full-scale invasion and continues to work now
  • Is registered in Ukraine
  • Is an active legal entity: private entrepreneur, privately held company, LLC, etc.
  • Commercial: NGOs and charitable foundations cannot apply
  • Has a team of 3 to 50 people 
  • Has its own products and distribution channels 
  • Has current assets
What do I need to apply?
  • Completed application: tell us about your business, plans for the future and the planned expenses
  • A budget, drafted in our form
  • Extracts from the Unified State Registry of Enterprises and Organisations and Taxpayers Register
  • A bank document with the banking details of your business in Ukrainian Hryvnia
How do I apply?

Apply with a short form via our online platform

Please log in, click the “Start entry” button, choose the chapter “Creative businesses”, and open call “Creative Business Boost”. 

Still have questions? Check the FAQs for answers.

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