3 successful startups that won Creative Business Cup Russia


Creative Business Cup Russia 2018
Creative Business Cup Russia 2018
May 3, 2021
Marta Casero

Wondering about the possibilities the Creative Business Cup can bring to your startup? Here’s a selection of three inspiring stories about past winners of Creative Business Cup Rusia.

MIRO – Where remote teams get work done

Miro’s Interface

Did you know that this worlwide famous collaborative work platform participated in the Creative Business Cup Russia? Indeed, they became winners of the 2013 edition before starting their dizzying growth.

The company, which was born under the name RealtimeBoard, responded to the very simple need to have a virtual whiteboard to ease distributed work and foster collaboration. In 2019 they decided to change their name to Miro, as a reference to the Spanish artist, and translating the idea that their whiteboards are blank canvases in the hands of the users.

In 2020 their growth was reinforced thanks to the 50M USD. in investments they received. Today, more than 15 million people all over the world work together around Miro’s whiteboards, and the company has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London or Perm, among others.

TimeFlip – the Human-friendly time tracker

“A time-tracking gadget simple enough that I might actually use” TechCrunch
TimeFlip – Mobile app and gadget

Since 2016, TimeFlip offers a time management solution that’s all about increasing productivity with the simplest and smartest user experience. With only one year old, they became winners of Creative Business Cup Russia 2017!

TimeFlip combines a mobile and web app, and a little white gadget with a unique dodecahedron shape (see picture). Their interface and usability are designed under the strong belief that “Focusing on too many things is the road to nowhere”, in the words of one of the co-founders, Pavel Cheshev. That’s the reason why this solution helps you keep the focus on what’s important, and stop losing tons of time filling timesheets and making calculations. They have just launched a 2.0 version of the product, with smarter and cooler features.

iFarm – Smart technologies for growing vegetables, berries and greens

iFarm can be proud of a meteoric growth and having got a variety of international prizes, since it started operating in 2017. In evidence of this, we can say that during 2020 they raised 4M USD. in investments and attracted almost 700 potential financial partners. They were crowned as winners of Creative Business Cup Russia in 2018.

The company, based in Helsinki, stands of the values of sustainability, food safety, responsiveness and innovation. But, what do they do? They provide technological solutions and tools for urban farming, making it possible for everyone to grow vegetables for commercial and personal purposes. We suggest you drop by their website and explore their products, they won’t leave you indifferent!

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