MN Cup

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Startup Competition. Seed Funding. Mentorship. Pitch Coaching. Exposure. Connection to experts. For all Minnesotans. From any industry. For free. We’re here to help people with big ideas. We want those ideas to become viable startups, and for those startups to change our state.

BlueCube Bio bio is the winner of the 2020 MN Cup. The LifeScience/Health IT Division winner was awarded the $50,000 grand prize at the 16th annual MN Cup awards celebration. The winning venture was revealed during a live-streamed award ceremony on September 22nd from the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center. The runner-up CounterFlow Technologies brought home second place and a $20,000 prize.  These awards are in addition to $30,000 cash prizes for each of the nine divisional winners competing for the grand prize. 

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About MN Cup

MN Cup is a community-led, public-private partnership supporting Minnesota’s entrepreneurs. We host an annual competition that reaches emerging entrepreneurs from across the state and connects them with education, mentorship and support to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures. Our competition and events are totally free, and we take no equity in exchange for the seed funding we give away. We can’t find any other competitions like ours - statewide, industry-agnostic, and distributing funds to the tune of $500,000 per year. 

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