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.

  • #1

    largest statewide startup competition in USA

  • $2M

    awarded in seed money to MN startups

  • 11K

    MN-based entrepreneurs supported

  • $225M

    raised by MN Cup finalists since 2005

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    • MN Cup competition benefits:

      $425,000+ in available seed money
      Mentorship opportunities with industry leaders
      Exclusive event access
      Business plan feedback
      Networking opportunities with potential investors
      Media exposure 

    • Startups compete in one of the following divisions:

      Energy/ Clean Tech/ Water
      Food/ Ag/ Beverage
      General
      High Tech
      Life Science/ Health IT
      Impact Ventures
      Student (current undergrad and graduate students)
      Youth (18 and younger)

EntreEd Blog

February 22, 2017

2016 was the first year of the MN Cup Youth division. There were many notable entries from this division comprised of entrepreneurs under age 18. Our division winner was ExpressionMed and our finalists included Da Bomb Bath Fizzers, mXers Audio, and Leozarb. 

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