Winners of the 2012 StartUp Cup Business Model Competition Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 15th

Winners of the 2012 StartUp Cup Business Model Competition Announced

Richard Conniff, Heidi Diamond, Alice Fenton & Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup First Place winner, Open Medicine Institute founder, Andreas Kogelnik

San Jose, CA – The top three winning business models have been announced from over 50 applicants who first submitted their business model ideas to Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup Business Model Competition in April.

The first place winner is Open Medicine Institute. The Open Medicine Institute (OMI) is a new model for re-designing healthcare and research by combining social networking, information technology, genomics/biotechnology and clinical medicine. OMI is building a sharable database and aligned biobank infrastructure with incentives to help engage patients and healthcare providers, lower costs in medicine, improve the quality of clinical practice, and accelerate research and clinical trials.

The second place winner is Zooni Leathers. Zooni Leathers is the manufacturer of the world’s finest custom motorcycle racing leather suits. Their products are of good quality, have a lifetime warranty, and have been crash tested several times. As a result, they have established their business reputation of making world-class leather suits among their customers and the motorcyle industry.

The third place winner is Camp Fashionista. Camp Fasionista is a unique fashion design school for children and young adults that provides classes in sewing, pattern making, and fashion illustration, allowing budding designers to take their first steps into the exciting world of fashion design.

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

 “It has been a pleasure to see the dedication and determination these entrepreneurs have shown in this process as they have worked with the advice of the judges and coaches to make their business model the very best it could be.”

Alice Fenton, Organizer, Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup Business Model 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.

For more information about the Silicon Valley County StartUp Cup Business Model Competition and resource information, visit www.scc.startupcup.com).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Alice Fenton

408.307.6281

 afenton.2000@gmail.com