Santa Clara County StartUp Cup Judges Announce Top 7 Finalists

Silicon Valley County, CA – The Top 7 business models have been selected from the previous round of 12 Semifinalist contestants to move on to the final round of the Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. Participants will continue to receive invaluable business advice and insights from coaches and judges through the remainder of the competition.

The Top 7 Finalists are: Betty’s Butterflies Day Care, Camp Fashionista, Open Medicine Institute, Peekaboo Creations, S.C. Play Time, Vintage Electric, and ZOONI Leathers.

”We are proud to be a sponsor of the SCC StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. I am especially delighted to see Andrew Davidge, Vintage Electric, a graduate of the West Valley College Entrepreneur Academy and a current student, as one of the Top 7 finalists who are creating new jobs in our valley”, said Bradley Davis, President, West Valley College.

West Valley College has stepped up as a Sponsor of the SCC StartUp Cup Competition by hosting the coaching sessions in their facilities. Their generosity has provided an excellent environment for the interactions between coaches and entrepreneurs to take place.

The Top 7 Finalists will work with select business coaches who will provide resources and expertise to help hone their business model and pitching techniques. The entrepreneurs will present their refined business models and give a two-minute pitch to the judges on November 1, 2012.

The first, second, and third place winners will be announced on November 15, 2012 at an Awards Ceremony during Global Entrepreneurship Week. While there will be no monetary awards given to the winners, the value received during the process is in excess of $70,000 worth of knowledge and expertise from the judges and coaches. The Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup winners will receive targeted coaching time focusing on their business model needs; first place 20 hours, second place 15 hours, and third place 10 hours.

 For more information about the Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup Business Model Competition visit SCC.StartUpCup.com.