2015 Business Models moving to Presentation Round

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.

Deadline for submissions has been extended!

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Shoutout from Supervisor Ken Yeager

See STARTUP CUP OFFERS HELP TO ASPIRING NEW BUSINESSES  in Ken Yeager Newsletter.

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Announcing the 2015 Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Competition Kick Off Event

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.

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  • Learn how to win the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup
  • Discover the critical elements of building a solid business model
  • Engage with StartUp Cup Judges and Coaches
  • Hear about the StartUp Cup Process from former winners and coaches
  • Light snacks and beverages served 

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.

Winners of the StartUp Cup Business Model Competition Have Been Announced

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.

Our StartUp Cup Judges

Our StartUp Cup Judges Tressa Williams, Kevin McClelland, Bruce Knopf, Waleed Fahmy and Bill Claggett during the Sept. 10th Judging Session at CreaTV. At the end of the day the judges selected the 6 Finalists to continue on in the StartUp Cup Competition.1st.Judges-2

Waleed Fahmy

It was a great pleasure to have Waleed Fahmy, the 1st place winner of the 2012 Cairo StartUp Cup Competition, join our judging panel on Sept. 10th. Waleed brought a wealth of experience to the panel, providing thoughtful questions and insights to our entrepreneurs. They benefited a great deal having him as part of our judging panel.Waleed.cropped

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

StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. On October 29th the six finalists will present a two-minute pitch to the panel of local StartUp Cup judges.

The Top 6 finalists are: Eric Vaughn – BOXX, Inc., Areti Kampyli-Mazet and Raphael Mazet – CliqStart, Paiman Vahdati – Flickflyer, Frances Nevarez – FUTBOLCONNECT, Inc., Carlo Matteucci and Elizabeth Matteucci – InstaFlorist, and Early Boykins III – Rouge Reel.

Before the final presentation round on October 29th, the six 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 Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition first place winner will receive 25 hours of coaching, the second place business model will receive 15 hours of coaching, and the third place business model will receive 10 hours of coaching. Our Judges and Coaches donate the coaching hours. The top three winners will be announced during the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition celebration that will be held during Global Entrepreneurship zWeek at West Valley College on November 20, 2014.

Sponsors of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition are: Focus Business Bank, Meriwest Credit Union, and West Valley College.

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.

 

Judges Announce Top 12 Semi-Finalists for 2014

The Top 12 business models have been selected from the previous round of 25 contestants to move on to the next round of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. The entrepreneurs will receive priceless advice from Coaches and Judges throughout the competition.

“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 community,” said Alice Fenton, Organizer, Silicon Valley StartUp Cup.

The Top 12 semi-finalists are: be3D, BOXX Corp., Chicken Without Borders, CliqStart, Coast2Coast Grow Operations, Flickflyer, FUTBOLCONNECT, Inc., Granola Me Crazy, InstaFlorist, Procom, Radiu$, and Rouge Reel.

The Top 12 businesses will receive individualized and specialized coaching on their business model and pitch before presenting their refined business model to the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup judges on September 10th. The judges will then identify the seven best business models and advance them to the Final Round of judging to be held on October 29th.

The seven finalists will be competing for prizes of 10 to 30 hours of coaching from business professionals and community leaders in Silicon Valley. The first, second and third place winners will be announced on November 20th at the Awards Ceremony and Celebration held during Global Entrepreneurship Week at West Valley College.

Sponsors of the Silicon Valley StartUp Cup Business Model Competition are: Focus Business Bank and West Valley College.

SV StartUpCup Top 12 Announcement Press Release (PDF)