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 Semifinalists Announced

Minnesota Cup (MN Cup)’s 2021 Semifinalists are official! We’re proud and excited to share the list of companies moving forward to the next round of our competition. These founders will have access to free education, mentorship, promotional opportunities and a share of over $400,000 in non-dilutive prize money.  We received a record number of applications this season, and extend our sincere gratitude to our Division Judges for the hundreds of collective hours they contributed to reviewing applications and offering feedback to these teams of founders. They had a difficult time selecting which companies to advance among so many strong applicants.

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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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