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Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Announces Top 25 Business Models

The top 25 business models have been selected to move on to the next round of the 2013 Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. One of them will win first place, and all will receive priceless advice from local coaches and judges throughout the competition.

“Entrepreneurs who enter the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Competition do not have to be experts at creating polished documents or be financial business wizards,” says Alice Fenton, Organizer, Silicon Valley 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:

    ADAISI
    AFK Gamer Lounge
    Anchor CRM
    Anglr
    Apartment Community Builder
    Ayurdham
    BioReady
    Blue Bird International Travel Agency
    Caked With Love
    California Classic Clutch
    Coupon Genius
    Cranium Shield Inc.
    Creatrix Institute
    Delivery Solutions
    Express Online Video Editing Service
    IDDI + CF
    Intellihelp
    Pachamama’s Breath
    Remendy 8
    SoLaTiDo Inc.
    StartUp-Pairup Inc.
    Super Kids City
    Sweet Nothings
    Tangerine+
    Tex Haus

The top 25 entrepreneurs will present their business model and give a seven-minute pitch to a panel of judges in the first round on June 26 and 27, 2013. At the end of the first round, the judges will identify the Top 12 and advance them to the Semi-finalist Round. The 12 semi-finalists 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 Entrepreneur Week (GEW) on November 14th at an Award Ceremony and Celebration held at West Valley College. The Silicon Valley StartUp Business Model Competition is a featured event of GEW.

Sponsors of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition are: Focus Business Bank, Meriwest Credit Union, and West Valley College.