MN Cup - largest statewide startup competition in the country.

MN Cup is a startup competition and hub to connect Minnesota’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We aim to create jobs and grow our state’s innovation footprint.

Meet the 2016 Semifinalists


  • MN Cup competition benefits:

    • $402,000 in available seed money
    • Mentorship opportunities with industry leaders
    • Exclusive event access 
    • Business plan feedback
    • Networking opportunities with potential investors
    • Media exposure 
  • Startups compete in one of the following divisions:

    • Energy/ Clean Tech/ Water 
    • Food/ Ag/ Beverage 
    • General
    • High Tech
    • Life Science/ Health IT 
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Student (undergrad and graduate students)
    • Youth (18 and younger)

EntreEd Blog

July 26, 2016

Meet Elevate Hockey, a General Division semifinalist!  During the month of July we will be featuring the semifinalists on our blog.  Discover the other Minnesota Cup semifinalists by browsing our blog and site.

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MN CUP Lead Sponsors

MN Cup Lead Sponsors
THE MINNESOTA CUP IS SUPPORTED BY:
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CO-SPONSORS:
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PARTNERS