Past Seasons

Following a great week of pitches from our 27 finalist teams, MN Cup is proud to announce the winners, runners-up, and third-place finishers in each of our nine divisions. Division winners (apart from our Youth Division) will all receive a $30,000 cash prize, with runners-up receiving $5,000. In the next round, our division winners will present a final pitch to our Grand Prize Review Board on Tuesday, September 22nd. The grand prize winner will take home an additional $50,000 and the runner-up will take home an additional $20,000. All these prizes will be announced live during our Final Award Ceremony that same evening from 4-6 PM. We hope you can join us to hear from these fantastic companies first-hand and celebrate with us as we distribute the cash awards. 

2020 MN Cup Finalists

MN Cup: Biocube

2020 Grand Prize

Blue Cube Bio is the 2020 winner from the Life Science/ Health IT Division and the overall Grand Prize winner.

2020 MN Cup: SMIF Prize

SMIF Prize

Awarded by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation to a an innovative company in greater Minnesota.

2020 MN Cup: Moonshot Prize

Moonshot Prize

Awarded by the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Business. Vonzella (Impact Division)

2020 MN Cup: Woman Led Prize

Woman Led Prize

Carlson Family Foundation award to the top women-led company. Busy Baby (General Division)

2020 MN Cup: Innovative Minority Led Award

Innovative Minority Led Award

Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & MEDA: award for the top innovative company lead by a minority founder.

2020 MN Cup: Carlson Family Foundation Veteran Led Prize

Carlson Family Foundation Veteran Led Prize

Carlson Family Foundation awarded the Veteran Led Prize to Harvest Nation (Impact Division).

Celebrating MN Cup

MN Cup is a community-led, public-private partnership supporting Minnesota’s entrepreneurs. They host an annual competition that reaches emerging entrepreneurs from across the state and connects them with tools, resources, and support to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures.