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.

  • #1

    largest statewide startup competition in USA

  • $2M

    awarded in seed money to MN startups

  • 11K

    MN-based entrepreneurs supported

  • $225M

    raised by MN Cup finalists since 2005

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Congratulations to our 2016 Grand Prize Winner, StemoniX

More on the Final Awards Event here


  • 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)

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WE Supports Women Entrepreneurs

Find more information about our women's initiative here

EntreEd Blog

September 27, 2016

The Life Science/Health IT Division Winner of the MN Cup, StemoniX, was awarded the $50,000 grand prize at the 12th annual MN Cup awards celebration. 

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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