2017 Silicon Valley Startup Cup Submissions are Open!

Business Model Competition

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

If you have a great idea for a business

that you would like to turn into reality,

OR

If you have a business that is 5 years old or less.

 

Click here to enter.

 

StartUp Cup is a true accelerator program, which uses a business model competition curriculum with old school Silicon Valley methodology. There is no funding needed. The need is to go out and create revenue as quickly as possible – stop talking and start doing.

Entries will be accepted

through May 11, 2017

Business Model Competition Kick Off Event

Business Model Competition

KICK OFF EVENT

REGISTER TODAY

siliconvalley.startupcup.com

THURSDAY, APRIL 13TH

5:30 PM to 7:30PM

Cupertino Senior Citizen Center
21251 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014

 

StartUp Cup is a true accelerator program, which uses a business model competition curriculum with old school Silicon Valley methodology. There is no funding needed. The need is to go out and create revenue as quickly as possible – stop talking and start doing.

SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN APRIL 13TH

Entries will be accepted through May 11th

 

 

StartUp Cup News and Insights

StartUp Cup News and Insights

Business Models move forward in the 2016 StartUp Cup competition

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

competition.

“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.

 

There is still time to enter the competition. Entries will be accepted until June 9th at 11:59pm.

Submissions are open

Click here to enter.

Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Event Flyer

3.21.16Flyer

Announcing the 2016 Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Kick Off Event

Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 4.39.34 PM

To RSVP click here.

Winners of the 2015 StartUp Cup Business Model Competition Announced

Cupertino, CA – The top three winning business models have been announced from those who first submitted their business model ideas to the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition in April.

The First Place Winner is AkwaMag, PBC

AkwaMag’s products soften water at half the cost of traditional salt softeners, generate no harmful waste, and require zero maintenance. We perfected manufacturing and shipped products across the US with great feedback. Our products are available for purchase at www.akwamag.com.

The Second Place Winner SoundFit, LLC

SoundFit sells an affordable, high precision, easy to use desktop 3D scanning service. The SugarCube 3D scanner creates printable 3D models that manufacturers use to create custom fit ear tips for music headsets, BlueTooth devices, hearing aids, and custom hearing protection.

http://www.soundfit.co/

The Third Place Winner is PlayCause

PlayCause empowers athletes to give back to the causes and communities that matter to them. Through our mobile and web platform, athletes solicit donations based on the stats they earn in games. Play for more with PlayCause.

 

This was the forth year for the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup, part of a growing global network of StartUp Cup Business Model Competitions.

“Working with these entrepreneurs has not only been a great pleasure, it has been an extremely satisfying and rewarding experience to see that growth that has taken place over a 7-month period.”

Alice Fenton, Organizer Silicon Valley StartUp Competition

The StartUp Cup Business Model Competition process was born in Silicon Valley and proven in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the past seven years. The competition has been fine-tuned based upon feedback from participating entrepreneurs, judges, coaches, entrepreneurial services providers, and community leaders.

For more information about the Silicon ValleyStartUp Cup Business Model Competition and resource information, visit http://siliconvalley.startupcup.com/

The Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition is sponsored by:

City of Cupertino, County of Santa Clara, Erik’s DeliCafe of Cupertino, Heritage Bank of Commerce, KT Urban, Pacific Workplaces, and The Hills of Vallco

StartUp Cup Awards Celebration

**WebInvite

 Click here to RSVP

SEVEN ENTREPRENEURS ADVANCE TO FINAL ROUND OF SILICON VALLEY STARTUP CUP BUSINESS MODEL COMPETITION

Cupertino, CA – Seven entrepreneurs have advanced to the final round of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. On October 28th the seven finalists will present a two-minute pitch to the panel of local StartUp Cup judges.

The seven finalists are: Tuyen Vo – AkwaMag, Jason Williams – Car Doc, Wallace Chane – Metis Real Estate, Anesh Tilwani – NIR Vision, Kalpana Aroda – Notedskills, Peter Joseph Lee – PlayCause, Ben Simon-Thomas – SoundFit

Before the final presentation round on October 28th, the seven finalists will receive specialized coaching in two main areas: business model and pitching techniques. This coaching will connect them to resources and expertise to help polish their business model and pitching skills for the final round of judging.

The top three winners will be announced during the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition Celebration that will be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Quinlan Center in Cupertino on November 19, 2015. Our Judges and Coaches will donate the coaching hours that will be awarded. We are looking forward to growing the cash prizes for future competitions. The first place winner will receive 25 hours of coaching and $2,000. The second place winner will receive 15 hours of coaching and $1,000. The third place winner will receive 10 hours of coaching and $500.

Sponsors of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition are: The City of Cupertino, The County of Santa Clara, Erik’s Deli, Heritage Bank of Commerce,

KT Urban, Pacific Workplaces, and Vallco Shopping Mall. For more information about the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition and Resource Information, please visit the Website at http://www.SiliconValley.StartUpCup.com/.

About StartUp Cup

StartUp Cup is a local grassroots business model competition open to any idea. It is a proven model to build businesses and create jobs. Its objective is to launch more than 50 local competitions resulting in a growth of 150 viable businesses with more than 20,000 jobs every year. Visit StartUpCup.com for more information.