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.

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)

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