Founders Day Highlights MVP Challenge
Monday, May 15, 2023
Founders Day 2023 welcomed 250+ guests to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship across the University of Minnesota. In addition to recognizing the student, teacher and alumni Entrepreneurs of the Year, the 12th annual event was highlighted by the second year of the MVP Challenge - a semester long program that supported 25 teams with workshops, mentoring and grants to develop initial prototypes for customer discovery. Seventy student and faculty participants across 25 teams represented 13 unique colleges, department and research labs.
Congratulations to the 2023 MVP Challenge winners:
Crowd Favorite: Telo
Best Overall: Octo
Best Undergraduate: Aspiration Containment System for Large Ovarian Cyst Removal
Thank you to our platinum sponsor Proto Labs for their incredible support for the student teams in the development of their prototypes.