The StartUp Cup is designed to help the local economy grow at both a new business level and at a new jobs level.  Along with the all volunteer team,  this is made possible with the help of our esteemed sponsors. Without their generous support, the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup would not exist in its present form. We would like to publicly thank our wonderful sponsors for their help and continued support of the 2013 Silicon Valley StartUp Cup.

City of Cupertino


Glass and steel corporate headquarters rise above and yet blend with tree-shrouded residential neighborhoods that climb into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. The city’s renown far surpasses its moderate size of approximately 54,000 residents. Around the world, Cupertino is famous as the home of high-tech giant, such as Apple Inc. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Cupertino is known as the city with excellent public schools. Quality schools and closeness to high-tech jobs make Cupertino a desirable Silicon Valley address for a highly educated and culturally diverse population. Education, innovation, and collaboration are the hallmarks nourished by the city government, the community, and local industry. Even the configuration of the Civic Center complex underscores that theme: City Hall and the Cupertino Library flank the Cupertino Community Hall. The community hall houses the city council chambers and accommodates public and private events.

Focus Bank

Focus Business Bank

Focus Business Bank is committed to serving the needs of closely held businesses in Santa Clara County. Our management team knows the market and has many years of business banking experience. We build strong and lasting relationships with our business clients by listening to them, knowing and understanding the needs of their business and responsively delivering solutions to their banking needs. Why Focus Bank Participates

“In 2012, Focus Business Bank was asked to consider being a sponsor of Silicon Valley StartUp Cup. The Bank was founded around the mission of serving closely held businesses in Santa Clara County. StartUp Cup provides an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to take their creative business ideas and mold them into well grounded, actionable business plans with support and coaching from experienced business persons. This was in perfect alignment with the Bank’s desire to support and nurture the local business community. Our 2012 experience was very positive. We were continually impressed by the dedication of the SV StartUp Cup staff and volunteers. The competitors demonstrated great entrepreneurial spirit and the winners clearly applied what they had learned. We were proud to attend the awards ceremony at West Valley College, meet the competitors and see, first hand, what they had accomplished. We are a business and return on investment is important. In the case of SV StartUp Cup, the positive experience we received from our participation in the program significantly exceeded our expectations and we are proud to continue our sponsorship in 2013.” Richard L. Conniff, President and CEO

Pacific WorkPlaces

Our on-demand offices are strategically located with easy access from the 280 and 85 freeways, near Vallco Shopping Center and Main Street Cupertino, and offer a variety of restaurants within walking distance.

Since we started leasing private offices in Cupertino, over 2,500 businesses have started, incubated, and thrived in this office space! We believe all businesses – big and small – deserve a place to grow. We have low overhead, flexible-terms model of renting office space in Cupertino.

Pacific WorkPlaces is the best place in Cupertino for mobile workers & freelancers to meet and collaborate with clients, or just get stuff done! A Virtual Office in Cupertino means you have a home base – we receive your mail, answer your calls, host your eFax and unified messaging – you come and go whenever you want. We have plenty of meeting rooms, where you’ll collaborate around a big screen while sipping our coffee and sucking up our virtually unlimited bandwidth.