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:

Activated Research Company, 7 County Metro Region

Arc Suppression Technologies, 7 County Metro Region, Veteran-led

Designed Energy Savings, 7 County Metro Region, Veteran-led

enVerde LLC, 7 County Metro Region

Freedom Motors LLC, Goodhue County, Veteran-led

LADi Water, LLC, 7 County Metro Region

Lightwave Photonics, Inc, 7 County Metro Region

PureBiomass LLC, 7 County Metro Region

Verterra Energy, Inc., 7 County Metro Region

VivoDynamics, 7 County Metro Region
 

Food/Ag/Beverage:

5 Infused Vodka, 7 County Metro Region

Bolton Bees, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

Far North Spirits, Kittson County, Woman-led

Farmhouse Market, Le Sueur County, Woman-led

Four Seasons Shrimp Co, Morrison County, Veteran-led

Local Crate, 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led

Nurish, 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led

SelfEco Garden, 7 County Metro Region

Spods, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

True Dough, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led
 

General:

Awear Technologies LLC, Pine County

Berd Spokes, 7 County Metro Region

Crotega Safety Solutions, 7 County Metro Region, Veteran-led

Elevate Hockey, 7 County Metro Region

Key Log Rolling, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

Moxy Muscle Oxygen Monitor, McLeod County

SkillFitness, 7 County Metro Region

Stiff Tape Measure, 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led

The THCer, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led, Minority-led

UR TURN, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led
 

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:

Geneticure LLC, 7 County Metro Region

Healthe, 7 County Metro Region

Magic Arms, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

MetaLogics Corporation, 7 County Metro Region

MyMeds, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led, Minority-led

NanoDev Therapeutics, Olmsted County

Photonic Pharma, 7 County Metro Region

Protosthetics, Clay County

StemoniX, 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led

Zift Medical, 7 County Metro Region
 

Social Entrepreneur:

Asiya, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led, Minority-led

Bim Bam Boo, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

Depart Smart, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

Dignity by Design Enterprise, LLC, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

FAN School, 7 County Metro Region

Mind Shift, 7 County Metro Region

Queblo, 7 County Metro Region

Right Stuff Drones, 7 County Metro Region, Veteran-led

The Mother Love, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

THRIVORS, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led
 

Student:

Blue Dog Denim, Rice County, Woman-led

Core Technologies, Martin County

Fishingresortsandcharters.com, Nicollet County

H&H, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led, Minority-led

Minnealloy Magnetics, 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led

Mobineo, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

Nesel Packs, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

Sound Connections, 7 County Metro Region

Tree Trainer, 7 County Metro Region

Under Recruited Preps, Blue Earth County, Minority-led
 

Youth:

Boat Bobbers, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

Da Bomb Bath Fizzers, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

Eddie's Goat Milk Goods, McLeod County

ExpressionMed, 7 County Metro Region, Woman-led

Finessin Global, Steele County

JATS, Olmsted County, Woman-led

Leozarb, 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led

MAQR Bracelets, Kanabec County, Woman-led

mXers Audio, 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led

Rhidian Tech, 7 County Metro Region, Minority-led