Competition Schedule

2021 MN Cup Competition - Key Dates

2020 Division Showcases

Join us at 10 AM on Tuesday, August 4 to watch a short pitch from each of our ten Impact Ventures semifinalists. 

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Join us at 1 PM on Wednesday, August 5 to watch a short pitch from each of our ten High Tech semifinalists. 

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Join us at 1 PM on Thursday, August 6 to watch a short pitch from each of our ten Food Ag Beverage semifinalists. 

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Join us at 10 AM on Friday August 7 to watch a short pitch from each of our ten Education and Training semifinalists. 

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Join us at 1 PM on Monday, August 10 to watch a short pitch from each of our ten General semifinalists. 

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Join us at 1 PM on Tuesday, August 11 to watch a short pitch from each of our ten Student semifinalists. 

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Join us at 1 PM on Wednesday, August 12 to watch a short pitch from each of our ten Youth semifinalists. 

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Join us at 1 PM on Thursday, August 13 to watch a short pitch from each of our ten Energy/CleanTech/Water semifinalists. 

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Join us at 1 PM on Friday, August 14 to watch a short pitch from each of our ten  LifeScience & Health IT semifinalists. 

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MN Cup 2020 Semifinalist Events

Zoom Webinar Kickoff for the season with MN Cup co-founders Scott Litman and Dan Mallin

This event will feature an experienced panel and subject matter experts to help share specific insight into creating a compelling investor presentation and one minute video.

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This event is presented by MN Cup sponsors Lurie LLP and Maslon LLP

This event will feature an experienced panel of judges and MN Cup alumni sharing insights on crafting a winning business plan. They'll also cover other tips about managing your time and getting the most out of the MN Cup competition.

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This event is sponsored by Lathrop GPM and Lurie LLP.

Often financial modeling (or the creation of financial projections) can feel like "predicting the future" -- it's not easy to know how to quantify your plans/goals and make sure they're realistic. In this session, Kevin Besikof and other professionals from Lurie LLP will walk you through the basics of financial modeling.

This session is best-suited for founders/innovators who are new to financial modeling.

This event is sponsored by Lurie LLP.

Within your business plan, investor deck and in other settings, you'll need to be able to share a financial story for your business. Often financial modeling (or the creation of financial projections can feel like "predicting the future" -- it's not easy to know how to quantify your plans/ goals and make sure they're realistic. In this session, Kevin Besikof and other professionals from Lurie LLP will walk you through the basics of financial modeling, and offer tools for you to leverage while you create your MN Cup Round 2 Materials.

This session is best-suited for founders/innovators who have experience with financial modeling, and are hoping to go deeper into the specific recommendations for their industry/product/ service.

This event is sponsored by Lurie LLP.

This Zoom Workshop will offer another opportunity for Youth Division teams to receive instruction and support as they work on their business plan, investor presentation & one-minute video. Subject matter experts and MN Cup alumni will walk teams through each item and offer tips and hands-on tools to get them started. 

More information available soon - this event will feature Trina Olson and Alfonoso Wenker of Team Dynamics

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