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.

2021 Semifinalists Showcases


The summer has flown and our 88 Semifinalist companies are approaching their Round 2 Deadline. In this phase of the competition they're creating a business plan, pitch deck and 1-minute video that our division judges will review to select the top three teams moving forward in each division. They've attended education sessions, worked with mentors and incorporated feedback to improve and accelerate their companies. We're excited to share them with you during our upcoming Division Showcase Events from August 3-6!


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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. You won't find any other industry-agnostic competition like ours. 

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