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.
MN Cup competition benefits:
- $500,000+ 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)
6th Annual Women in Entrepreneurship Conference on February 21, 2019
Hosted by MN Cup
WE* is a community-led effort focused on supporting scalable, women-led startups in Minnesota. Organized by the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, WE* seeks to address the pipeline problem by inspiring more women to pursue more ambitious entrepreneurial efforts and connect them with appropriate resources. WE* has organized more than 30 conferences and events since 2014 with more than 4,500 attendees, while more than doubling the number of women-led teams participating in MN Cup.