2019 Division Winners

September 20, 2019 —  After a full three days of pitches and judge deliberation, we're excited to announce the 2019 winners for each of our nine MN Cup Divisions. Across the board, the quality of these companies and their pitch presentations made the final selection very challenging.  The division winners will each receive $30,000* and will go on to present to the Grand Prize Review Board on October 14th. You can be there to see pitches from the finalists and witness the live announcement of our 2019 Grand Prize Winner – Registration is now open! The Grand Prize winner will take home an additional $50,000 on top of their prior winnings.

The MN Cup is a free, annual competition that seeks to support and accelerate the development of the best breakthrough ideas from across Minnesota. Competitors have access to free education events, mentorship and discounted services. No equity is taken in exchange for prize money awarded. MN Cup is a program of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, at the U of M’s Carlson School of Management. For more information, please visit mncup.org

*The Youth Division shares a $20,000 total prize across first, second & third prizes.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING - Division Winner: Homi

ENERGY/CLEAN TECH/ WATER - Division Winner: NovoClade

FOOD/AG/BEVERAGE - Division Winner: Sanos Nutrition

GENERAL - Division Winner: Voyager Campervans

HIGH TECH - Division Winner: Resonant Cavity (Voloco)

IMPACT VENTURES - Division Winner: We Sparkle

LIFE SCIENCE/HEALTH IT - Division Winner:  Abilitech Medical

STUDENT - Division Winner: ParkPoolr

YOUTH - Division Winner: See Your Dream