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Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Announces Top 12 Semi-Finalists

The top 12 business models have been selected out of the previous round of 25 contestants to move on to the next round of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. Participants will receive priceless business advice from coaches and judges throughout the competition.

“All of the entrepreneurs in the first presentation round inspired us with their passion for their business, and their interest and responsiveness to our judging panel,” said Alice Fenton, Organizer, Silicon Valley StartUp Cup. “Even though only 12 were able to advance to the Semi-finals, they are all winners and will no doubt make valuable contributions to our communities.”

The Top 12 Semi-finalists are: AFK Gamer Lounge, Anglr Inc., Ayurdham, BioReady, Caked With Love, Coupon Genius, Cranium Shield, Creatrix Institute, Rebel, Startup-Pairup, Inc., SoLaTiDo, and Tangerine+.

After they have worked with coaches to polish their pitches and business models on July 17th, the Top 12 businesses will present their refined business model and give a five-minute pitch during the next Judging Round on September 11th. Following this round, the judges will identify the seven top business models. The seven finalists will then again work with business coaches to prepare their presentations for the final Judging Panel on October 30th.

Winners will be announced on November 21st, at the Award Ceremony and Celebration to be held at West Valley College. The StartUp Cup 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.