Cupertino, CA – We have selected the business models that will move forward in the
2016 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
“Our coaches enabled us to see the many different ways we could use our business
model. Today we are able to take our model into discussions about our marketing
strategy, about out pricing, about our software architecture, and make it a living viable
tool to market our business.” Nancy McKereghan, Tangerine+, 1st Place Winner, 2013
Silicon Valley StartUp Cup and 2016 StartUp Cup Judge.
The first step is for the entrepreneurs to take part in an Extreme Build-A-Business
Workshop given by Sean Griffin, Founder and CEO of StartUp Cup. Sean is in Silicon
Valley the week of June 20th to participate in the 2016 Global Entrepreneur Summit at
Stanford, sponsored by President Barack Obama. We are very fortunate that Sean was
able to set aside time to work with the entrepreneurs selected to be a part of our 2016
StartUp Cup Competition.
The entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to work with pitch coaches in July and in
September each of them will give a five-minute pitch on their business model to a panel
of judges. The judges will then identify the seven finalists. They will have an opportunity
to meet with our coaches who will offer resources and expertise to help them polish
their business models and pitching techniques for the final round of judging in October.
In the Final Round of judging, the seven finalists will compete for first place, which will
be announced during Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW) on November 16th at an Award
Ceremony and Celebration held at Quinland Community Center in Cupertino. The
Silicon Valley StartUp Business Model Competition is a featured event of GEW.