MN Cup 2023 Schedule


Featured Event: Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship

March 22nd, 4:30-6 PM

Carlson School of Management

Join us for a facilitated conversation with a fantastic group of women MN Cup winners and their mentors as they share their experiences in getting advice and mentoring for themselves and their startups.

We look forward to hearing from Morgan Kerfeld, Yasmeen Sajady, MBA, Caroline Karanja, and their incredible mentors, Lee Jones, Susan Otten, and Judy Corson!

Season Schedule

March 7th

Increasing Access to Capital 

4:30 - 6PM @ Carlson School of Management

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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

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March 31st

Luminaries Speaker Series: Marc Lore

12 - 1PM @ The Carlson School of Management

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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 22nd

Public announcement of semifinalists

June 5th

Mentor pairings shared via email

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

June 7th

Semifinalist Reception at The Carlson School

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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