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.
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 tools, resources and support to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures. Our competition and events are totally free, and we take no equity on the seed funding we give away ($500,000 in 2018.) We can’t find any other competitions like ours - nationally or internationally, which makes us the largest, most impactful statewide startup competition in the world.
Click here for more information about MN Cup.
Women in Entrepreneurship Conference
MN Cup and the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship are proud to present the 7th Annual Women in Entrepreneurship Conference, taking place Friday, February 28th at the Carlson School of Management. This years' conference will be focused on growth - featuring practical, actionable insights from female founders about how to grow and scale your business.
Click here to view full agenda and to register.
MN Cup Application
MN Cup's free 2020 online application will open up on March 16th. If you would like to receive more information and be reminded of application opening, sign up for our distribution list by emailing email@example.com.