MN Cup 2023 Schedule


Featured Event: 2023 Semifinalist Showcases


Monday, August 7th - Thursday, August 10th


Join Us in Celebrating the 2023 MN Cup Semifinalists!

Nine Division Events over four days from Monday, August 7 through Thursday, August 10. Support your favorite MN Cup Division or attend all nine! 


Season Schedule

March 7th

Increasing Access to Capital 

4:30 - 6PM @ Carlson School of Management

Register Here

March 9th

Patent Pro Bono Program: Pathways to Inclusive Innovation

9AM - 5PM @ The Carlson School of Management

Register Here for Morning Sessions hosted by USPTO

Register Here for Afternoon Sessions hosted by Brown Venture Group

March 13th

2023 MN Cup Applications Open

Office Hours will be available throughout the application period. Sign up below.

March 22nd

Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship

4:30 - 6PM @ The Carlson School of Management

Register Here

March 29th

Introduction to Financial Modeling by EisnerAmper

11AM - 12PM on Zoom

Access the Zoom Recording Here

March 31st

Luminaries Speaker Series: Marc Lore

12 - 1PM @ The Carlson School of Management

Register Here

April 5th

MN Cup Application Workshop

5 PM @ Minneapolis Cider Company 

Join Paul Taylor and several MN Cup Alumni for tips and tricks on your application!

Please email to confirm your attendance. 

April 11th

How to Finance Your Business Without Venture Capital

12 - 1PM on Zoom

Register Here

April 14th

2023 MN Cup Applications Close at Midnight

May 10th

Division judges Round 1 scores & feedback due

May 15-17th

Semifinalist selection meetings by division on Zoom

May 24th

Public announcement of semifinalists

June 7th

2023 Semifinalist Reception

5 - 7 PM @ Hanson Hall (University of Minnesota)

Register Here

June 13th

Mentor pairings shared via email

Mentors meet with teams 2-3 times between June 5 and July 24

July 24th

Semifinalists Round 2 Materials are due

July 25th

Division judges receive round 2 materials virtually for their review

August 7th

Division judge Round 2 scores are due in YouNoodle

August 8 - 10th

Division judges select finalists via live Zoom meeting

Finalists receive additional support & coaching to prepare for their in-person pitches

August 29th - 31st

Finalist Pitches

Division winners prepare for their final pitch to the Grand Prize Review Board

September 18th

Final Awards Ceremony at McNamara Alumni Center


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