The StartUp Cup business model competition is open to any type of business idea. Entrepreneurs who compete in the StartUp Cup are rewarded for turning their idea into a viable business model, going to market quickly, testing assumptions, and modifying their business model as they learn what drives customers and revenue. Entrepreneurs of the StartUp Cup do not have to be experts at creating polished documents or accounting wizards. Instead what they lack in experience, they make up for in passion and dedication to achieve their dream. For some facts about StartUp Cup.
Enter your business model for a chance win over thousands of dollars worth in coaching and services.
The event producers of StartUp Cup are community volunteers who are passionate about seeing regular people realize their dreams by starting their own businesses.
The competition is FREE!
There are no other motivations or underlying secret reasons. Just a simple desire to see people launch their businesses in Santa Clara County.
The way startups are being built is rapidly changing. Today, entrepreneurs are rewarded for going to market fast, securing customers, and generating revenue as quickly as possible. Our focus is to facilitate this process.
We believe that investing in the business leaders of today and tomorrow is vital for our long term economic sustainability, that Entrepreneurs are the heroes of our time, fostering an increase in creativity, imagination, and innovation. This local StartUp Cup is a tribute to the dreamers, doers, and visionaries of our community.
What’s your big idea? Go ahead and unleash it today!
About the Startup Cup Volunteer Organizers
Alice Fenton, TCC StartUp Cup Producer – SCC StartUp Cup Manager
After I experienced being a part of the TCC StartUp Cup first hand, I had envisioned it coming one day to California. When Sean Griffin, Founder and CEO of the StartUp Cup business model competition, asked me if I would be a part of a team to bring StartUp Cup to Santa Clara County, my immediate response was, “Yes, what can I do to help?”
I was one of the producers of the TCC StartUp Cup in Tulsa, OK , a precursor to the StartUp Cup business model competition. I was inspired by the judges and coaches as they worked with each entrepreneur to make their “big idea” for their business the best it could be. Those that were selected to participate in the competition were motivated and responsive to the coaching and guidance that they received throughout the process. I am excited to be a part of bringing the StartUp Cup business model competition to the communities in our valley.
Cynthia and I have received a very positive response as we have introduced StartUp Cup to organizations, colleges, businesses, and leaders in Santa Clara County. I look forward to working with our Sponsors, Supporters, Judges and Coaches as we work together to create an environment through the StartUp Cup business model competition to build new businesses in our valley.
A critical component in getting the SCC StartUp Cup Business Model Competition started.
I am excited to be a part of the first annual Santa Clara County StartUp Cup. I love the Santa Clara Valley. I love the environment, the people, and the opportunities available to each person who calls this great place home.
I started my career in Silicon Valley after graduating from SJSU with a major in Advertising. I have spend my career working with Silicon Valley technology startups in a Marketing leadership role. I love the startup process and believe there is a greater desire, more than any other time, for people with “Big Ideas” to start their businesses and become self-employed.
The StartUp Cup process is a fantastic opportunity for people to get started and get feedback from people who have walked the path before them, locally, in Santa Clara County.
StartUp cup is designed for everyone who wants to start a business. The winner of last years StartUp Cup in Tulsa was PregoFit, an online exercise program for pregnant women.
I look forward to meeting the budding entrepreneurs and see new business flourish here, in Santa Clara County.