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
2020 Grand Prize
Blue Cube Bio is the 2020 winner from the Life Science/ Health IT Division and the overall Grand Prize winner.
Awarded by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation to a an innovative company in greater Minnesota.
Woman Led Prize
Carlson Family Foundation award to the top women-led company. Busy Baby (General Division)
Innovative Minority Led Award
Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & MEDA: award for the top innovative company lead by a minority founder.
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.