Cupertino, CA – We have selected the 2015 business models that will move on to the next round of the Silicon ValleyStartUp 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.
The 2015 Business Models are:
Akwamag,PBC, Arihant, Big Solo, Boostlearn, BreakFree Technologies, CPA, GeorgieBoy, Gotus Export International, J.T.Williams, LuckyKidz, Metis, NIR Vision, Nirvana, notedskills.com, Parknav, PlayCause, SoundFit, Swollink, and TravelPaq.
The entrepreneurs will present their business model and give a seven-minute pitch to a panel of judges in the first round on June 24 and 25, 2015. At the end of the first round, the judges will identify the Top 12 and advance them to the Semi-final Round. The 12 semi-finalists will then work with coaches who will offer resources and expertise to help the entrepreneurs polish their business models and pitching techniques.
In the Final Round of judging, seven finalists will compete for first place, which will be announced during Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW) on November 19th 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.
Sponsors of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition are:
The City of Cupertino, Focus Business Bank, The County of Santa Clara, Pacific Workplaces, Erik’s DeliCafe of Cupertino, and DingDing TV.