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.
Join Minnesota’s entrepreneurial community on Monday, March 26 to celebrate the launch of the 2018 MN Cup competition! For our second annual launch party, MN Cup is again teaming up with Grow North, another program of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, to showcase local food, beverage & agtech startups.
largest statewide startup competition in USA
awarded in seed money to MN startups
MN-based entrepreneurs supported
raised by MN Cup finalists since 2005
MN Cup competition benefits:
- $450,000+ 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:
- Education & Training
- Energy/ Clean Tech/ Water
- Food/ Ag/ Beverage
- High Tech
- Life Science/ Health IT
- Impact Ventures
- Student (current undergrad and graduate students)
- Youth (18 and younger)
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