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SCC StartUp Cup Announces Top 25 Business Models

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2012

Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup Business Model Competition Judges Announce Top 25 Entrepreneurs

 Silicon Valley County, CA – The Top 25 business models have been selected to move on to the first round of judging in the Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. The entrepreneurs will receive priceless advice from local coaches and judges throughout the competition.

”Entrepreneurs who enter the Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup do not have to be experts at creating polished documents or be financial business wizards,” says Alice Fenton, Manager, Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup. “Instead, what they lack in experience they make up for in passion and dedication to achieve their dream.”

The Top 25 finalists are:

Alas
Alex’s Upholstery
Beautifully Empowered
Betty’s Butterflies Day Care
Blue Angels Consulting Inc
BlueWave Technologies
Camp Fashionista
CASS Dementia Care Consultants
EmergingMarkets-US
Espot Esports Bar and Lan Center
First Steps Child Care
Green Champs
JC Computers
Jireh Food Enterprises
Mix It Up Events
MLS Express Service
Open Medicine Institute
Panelshake Corp
Peekaboo Creations
S.C. Play Time
Sonidad
Spark Janitorial Services
Urban Aquaponic Farms
Vintage Electric
ZOONI Leathers

The Top 25 entrepreneurs will present their business model and give a seven-minute pitch in the first round to a panel of judges on June 27 and 28, 2012. At the end of the first round, the judges will identify the Top 12 and advance them to the Semi-Final Round. The 12 semi-finalists will then work with coaches who will offer resources and expertise to help the entrepreneurs polish their business models and pitching techniques.

In the Final Round of judging, seven finalists will compete for first place, which will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 15th at an Award Ceremony and Celebration held at Le Petit Trianon in San Jose. Sponsors of the Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup are Focus Business Bank and West Valley College.

For more information about the Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup Business Model Competition, or for resource information, visit SCC.StartUpCup.com