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:

Food/Ag/Beverage:

General:

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:

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