Schedule

2022 MN Cup Competition - Key Dates

Attend an online info session presented by MN Cup & Bunker Lab to learn more about the support and education they offer to entrepreneurs. MN Cup and Bunker Labs have open applications for their programs- join us live to learn about both programs, featuring alumni that can share more about their experiences.

Click here to learn more and register

Learn about the financial attachment that can be included with your MN Cup application - then join us for live Q&A with Lurie!

We're excited to share a recording from Lurie's financial professionals describing the financial overview that can be included in your MN Cup application. Watch this whenever you'd like (or multiple times if you'd like!) then join Lurie's team for a live Q&A on Wednesday, March 30 from Noon - 12:30.

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Calling all current (and future) entrepreneurs! Join MN Cup, InnoNative Consulting, and LAUNCHKIT for an intensive startup sprint—a fully guided walkthrough to bring you from an initial idea to launch and beyond!

The theme of this new event is Indigenous Entrepreneurs: this launch-a-thon is open to any Native-led and Native-serving concepts and startups.

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Mentors meet with teams 2-3 times between June 2 and July 25.

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

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

2021 Application Events

Join Jessica Berg & Jamie Bartlett live on Zoom for a tour of MN Cup's application and an open floor to get your questions answered. 

Choose from one of twelve sessions scheduled during March & April - during our application window. 

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Join us on Friday, February 26th from 8:30-9:30 AM for an opportunity to learn and discuss the topics facing Minnesota's startup community. 

Click Here to watch the recorded session. 

MN Cup is thrilled to present our Women in Entrepreneurship workshops as a part of FeMNist Days 2021! This event series will include workshops, mentorship hours, a virtual night market and showcase of three women-owned small businesses. 

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Join MN Cup and Finnovation Fellows to learn about the programming we offer for Social Enterprise startups, how and when to apply!

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Join the teams at Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator and MN Cup's Food Ag Bev Division on Monday, March 15th from 1-2 PM to learn more about their 2021 programs.

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Join UHC Accelerator + Techstars and MN Cup's LifeScience Health IT Division on Thursday, March 18th from 12-1 PM to learn more about their 2021 programs.

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Join Lurie LLP on Monday, March 22nd from 10-11 AM as they share a basic overview of the financial projections attachment that can be included in your MN Cup application.

Click here to watch the recorded session. 

You're preparing to share your business idea - What does a judge or investor expect? Join us to find out how to put your best foot forward! This session will be presented by Elaine Rasmussen, CEO of Social Impact Strategies Group. You won't want to miss it!

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Join MN Cup and Midwest Dairy on March 24th from 2 - 3 PM to learn more about the brand new Midwest Dairy Prize!

Click Here to watch a recap of the information session. 

Join MN Cup and The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Thursday, March 25th from 11 -12 PM to learn about the brand new $10,000 Green Chemistry Prize!

Click the links below to video recordings from this session:

An Explanation of the Green Chemistry Prize from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Other Opportunities with GC3

An Alumni Experience and Tips

 

Join MN Cup Director Jessica Berg on Thursday, March 25th from 4-5 PM to learn more about the competition, resources and dedicated prizes for women-owned businesses.

Click here to view the recorded session. 

Join Xcel Energy and MN Cup's Energy/Cleantech/Water Division on March 26th from 10 - 11 AM to learn more about Xcel Energy and MN Cup's 2021 program.

Click Here to watch a recording of this session. 

Join MN Cup's General Division on Monday, March 29th from 3-4 PM to learn more about their 2021 program.

Click here to view the previously recorded session. 

Join Gener8tor's OnRamp Program and MN Cup's Education & Training Division on Tuesday, March 30th from 1-2 PM to learn more about their 2021 programs.

Click here to watch the full session if you missed it live!

Join MN Cup's Student Division on Wednesday, March 31st from 1-2 PM to learn more about their 2021 program.

Click here if you missed the Student Division info session and catch up with a few of our Alumni from the past few years. 

 

Join Minnestar and MN Cup for this lively, real discussion with local tech founders on what to do when your ideas become larger and needs more attention than your typical side-hustle.

Click Here to watch the recorded AMA session. 

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