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Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Announces Top 7 Finalists

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

The Seven Finalists are:

AFK Gamer Lounge, BioReady, Caked With Love, Coupon Genius, Cranium Shield, Startup-Pairup, Inc. and Tangerine+.

“It is inspiring to see how the entrepreneurs have revised and improved their business models, as a result of their incorporating valuable input from our judging and coaching teams,” said Alice Fenton, Organizer, Silicon Valley StartUp Cup.

After they have worked with coaches to further polish their pitches and business models on September 27th, the Top 7 businesses will present their refined business models and give a two-minute pitch during the final Judging Round on October 30th. Following this round, the judges will select the winners.

The first, second, and third place winners will be announced on November 21st, at the Award Ceremony and Celebration to be held at West Valley College and which is open to the public. The StartUp Cup Business Model Competition is a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week and an official partner of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Entrepreneurship Program.

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