MN Cup is the largest statewide startup competition in the country.
We are a startup competition and hub to connect Minnesota’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We aim to create jobs and grow our state’s innovation footprint.
largest statewide startup competition in USA
awarded in seed money to MN startups
MN-based entrepreneurs supported
raised by MN Cup finalists since 2005
On Friday, April 28th at 11:59 PM, MN Cup closed its application window for its 13th competition. The application opened on March 20, providing applicants just over seven weeks to complete the entry form including three key sections - opportunity, plan and progress.
Each year, the MN Cup competition attracts a high volume of innovators and companies. This year's competition had an incredibly healthy turnout with over 500 applicants and 1,230 entrepreneurs participating in the FREE entry round. A percentage breakdown by division is below.