The Awards Celebration was held as the final event of the seven-month competition. 25 business models were initially selected to participate and through a series of pitches to judges and coaching sessions those 25 were narrowed down to seven finalists.
The three winning business models are:
- FIRST PLACE: Tangerine+ – Nancy McKereghan and Jenifer Bacon
Tangerine+ provides cloud-based displays showing real-time energy data as a compelling and interactive experience, designed to effectively publicize our clients’ commitment to alternative energy and the environment. We offer a full set of services from concept to delivery and on-going maintenance, streamlining the process for our partners and their customers.
- SECOND PLACE: Caked with Love – Ryan Flanigan and Amber Yang
Caked With Love is a mobile cake and cupcake catering company. We allow everyone to choose their own combination of cake and frosting flavors, customized for every occasion.
- THIRD PLACE: Cranium Shield – Justin Wright, Lam Dinh, Ross Holman and Brian Knott
Cranium Shield provides radiation protection devices for the heads of doctors and patients exposed to ionizing radiation from medical imaging devices, such as x-ray, CT, and mammogram machines. Cranium Shields have been field tested at Stanford Hospital and the team has received idea validation from industry professionals, including practicing radiologists and dentists.
“The Silicon Valley StartUp Cup judges were very impressed with the quality of the startup ideas and the teams this year,” said Alice Fenton, Organizer of Silicon Valley StartUp Cup. “We are grateful for the support of the judges, coaches, and sponsors, including Focus Business Bank, Meriwest Credit Union, and West Valley College, to make this competition a success.”
2014 Silicon Valley StartUp Cup will kick-off April 2014.