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.

2020 Division Showcase Events

MN Cup is nearing the end of our Semifinal Round, during which ninety companies - ten in each division - prepare a business plan, pitch deck and one minute video for our division judges to evaluate. We're excited to share the progress and promise of each competitor during our division showcase events, taking place virtually between August 4 and August 14. 


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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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