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.
As part of the San Mateo Small Business Development Center community, I would like to invite each of you to help promote/attend our Access to Capital Lender’s Fair, Wednesday, July 29th 8 am – 12:30 pm.
This Fair has a line-up of many financial institutions and funding sources that can help companies of any sizes with their capital needs. We recognize that every business is unique and your situation deserves the attention of a banker/funder who listens and shows willingness to help.
Please forward and share with all business owners whom you think can benefit from attending.
Go to https://www.eventbrite.com and enter our SPECIAL PROMO CODE “SBDC” to get in for free!!
Hope to see some of you there.
Jenny C. Huang
Silicon Valley SBDC Business Advisor
Santa Clara County District 5 Lead
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2015
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, notedskills.com, 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 http://siliconvalley.startupcup.com/
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.
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.
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Cupertino City Hall, 10300 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014
Please join us for the 2015 Entrepreneurial Networking Event for the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. Share the excitement and learn more about the competition, as well as meeting the team behind it.
StartUp Cup is a locally driven, business model competition open to any business idea. Through StartUp Cup, entrepreneurs learn how to create a viable business model and pitch their idea through a 7-month judging, coaching and mentoring process.
This year’s competition will culminate on November 19th in an Awards Celebration at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino as one of the featured events of Global Entrepreneur Week.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2014
Winners of the StartUp Cup Business Model Competition Have Been Announced
Silicon Valley, CA – The top three winning business models have been announced from the nearly 50 applicants who first submitted their business model ideas to the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition in April.
The First Place Winner is InstaFlorist.
InstaFlorist is our proprietary floral technology that provides total accuracy and customization for any flower arrangement. Using our [actual and virtual] multi-patented vase grid template system, our software identifies the exact location and characteristics of any flower or floral composition. InstaFlorist software empowers customers to easily create, design, or modify any floral arrangement imaginable from their computer or mobile device.
The Second Place Winner is BOXX, Inc.
Micro Personal Transportation and its industry tech. Hardware and softwares. Updating a large and existing outdated market with clean tech affordable product solutions. It is personal, affordable micro clean transportation. Our first product is BOXX The 1 Meter Vehicle. This is a Global market scooter for both first world and third world product solutions. It is a clean minimal impact lifestyle product.
The Third Place Winner is Rouge Reel
Rouge Reel is an interactive marketplace where beauty companies, YouTube beauty artists, & their fans engage in live streaming video product reviews & tutorials. Our platform assists those interested in learning how to apply beauty products; creates transparency, instills confidence for product purchases, & facilitates the sale of beauty products featured in the video.
This was the third 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 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 six years. The competition has been fine-tuned based upon feedback from participating entrepreneurs, judges, coaches, entrepreneurial services providers, and community leaders.
The Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition is sponsored by Focus Business Bank, Meriwest Credit Union, and West Valley College.