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 Division Winners

It's official, nine startups have secured the title of Division Winner! They will each take home a cash prize ($25,000 for most, $10,000 for Youth.) Division winners will move forward to compete for our $50,000 Grand Prize. You can join us live to watch pitches from these companies and find out who's named our 2021 MN Cup Winner on Monday, September 20th.

Click here to view the 2021 Division Winners

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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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