Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition Judges Announce Top 12 Semi-Finalists


Silicon Valley, CA – The top 12 business models have been selected out of the previous round to move on to the next round of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. Participants will receive priceless business advice from coaches and judges throughout the competition.

“All of the entrepreneurs in the First Presentation Round inspired us with their passion for their business, and their interest and responsiveness to our judging panel. Even though only 12 could advance to the Semi Finals, they are all winners and will no doubt make valuable contributions to our communities.” Alice Fenton, Organizer, Silicon Valley StartUp Cup

The Top 12 Semi-Finalists are:
Akwamag, PBC, Boostlearn, BrakeFree Technologies, J.T.Williams, Lucky Kidz, Metis, NIR Vision, Nirvana,, PlayCause, SoundFit, LLC, and Swollink.

The Top 12 businesses will present their refined business model and give a five-minute pitch during the next Judging Round on September 9th after they have worked with coaches to polish their pitches and business models July 8th and 15th. Following the September Judging Round, the judges will identify the seven best business models. The seven finalists will then work with coaches who will offer resources and expertise to help hone their business model and pitching techniques, which will be presented to the Judging Panel on October 28th.

The seven finalists will compete for First Place, which will be announced on Thursday, November 19th at an Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the Quinlan Center in Cupertino during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

For more information about the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition and Resource Information, visit

The Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition is sponsored by The City of Cupertino, The County of Santa Clara, Erik’s DeliCafe of Cupertino, Focus Business Bank,
KT URBAN, Pacific Workplaces and Vallco Shopping Mall.