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.
largest statewide startup competition in USA
awarded in seed money to MN startups
MN-based entrepreneurs supported
raised by MN Cup finalists since 2005
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)
These finalists, three from each of the nine MN Cup divisions, were selected from an initial participation pool of more than 1600 participants. They will present to their review boards in mid-September to determine winners from each division, which will be announced September 24.
MN CUP Lead Sponsors