MN Cup 2016 Semifinalist Announcement

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Local Entrepreneurs Advance to Next Round of MN Cup

The nation’s largest statewide new venture competition announces semifinalists—competing for a record $402,000 in total prize money

MN Cup is thrilled to announce that it has advanced 80 teams of Minnesota-based entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators to the second round of the 2016 competition. In its twelfth year, the MN Cup is giving away a record $402,000 in total prize money. Semifinalists will be honored at a private reception on June 15 at the Carlson School of Management. The following 80 semifinalists from eight divisions will compete for a share of the $402,000 prize money, as well as mentoring, training and support to help make their entrepreneurial ideas a reality:

Energy/Clean Tech/Water:



High Tech:

  • Corology, 7 County Metro Region
  • DragonEye, 7 County Metro Region
  • Hitsfu, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led, Minority-led
  • Homi, 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led
  • Raincard, 7 County Metro Region
  • Sezzle, 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led
  • Spark DJ, Inc., 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led
  • Token of Trust, 7 County Metro Region
  • Vugo, 7 County Metro Region
  • Zerda, Olmsted County

Life Science/Health IT:

Social Entrepreneur: