Competition schedule

2019 Applications open on Monday, March 25
Deadline for applicants over the age of 18: Friday, April 26
Deadline for Youth division (ages 18 and under): Sunday, May 12


 

2019 Public Events

12:00 -5:00 PM
Hosted by WE*
Register here.

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Hosted by WE*
Register here

Come see a panel of MN Cup #Tech alumni at the TechCities Conference, sharing insights on MN’s tech community from the perspective of a startup founder, moderated by MN Cup Director Jessica Berg. This panel will be held from 3:00 - 3:45 PM in room 1-114.

MN Cup Director, Jessica, will be hitting the road in a few weeks to visit St. Cloud & Duluth’s startup communities, alongside Maria Ploessl of Minnestar. We hope you can join us, and spread the word to founders in Central Minnesota who might like to learn more.
 

For founders and innovators in the healthcare space, we’re excited to partner with UnitedHealthGroup to present a ‘reverse pitch’ panel at MinneAnalytics’ Halicon Conference on Friday, March 29th. The conference is sold out, but we’re able to offer special tickets to startup founders & other potential MN Cup applicants just for this panel. From the registration page, simply select the ‘Reverse Pitch’ ticket for your free spot.
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Join us at ECMC Group’s headquarters on Wednesday, April 3rd for a thought-provoking panel discussion about the intersection between education, policy, and innovation, and the role each plays in closing the Middle Skills Gap.
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Interested in learning more about MN Cup’s application and competition process from entrepreneurs who’ve been through it? A fantastic panel of MN Cup Alumni will be sharing their experiences and answering questions on Thursday, April 4th at University Enterprise Laboratories.
Register here

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you curious about MN Cup and want to learn more? Are you in the process of completing an application and have specific questions? Connect with MN Cup Director Jessica Berg at Office Hours -- she'll walk through the application, share information about the process, and offer guidance. 
Register here

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

MN Cup Director Jessica Berg will be attending the Red Wing Ignite Cup competition, serving as a judge and answering questions about Minnesota Cup Applications. If you are an entrepreneur in SE Minnesota, we'd encourage you to attend! 

Register here

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Are you curious about MN Cup and want to learn more? Are you in the process of completing an application and have specific questions? Connect with MN Cup Director Jessica Berg at Office Hours -- she'll walk through the application, share information about the process, and offer guidance. 
Register here

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you curious about MN Cup and want to learn more? Are you in the process of completing an application and have specific questions? Connect with MN Cup Director Jessica Berg at Office Hours -- she'll walk through the application, share information about the process, and offer guidance. 
Register here

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MN Cup Director Jessica Berg will be at NEON's recurring Thinking About Business Workshop on Thursday, April 20th. She'll walk through the application, share information about the process, and offer guidance. 
Register here

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Are you curious about the MN Cup Competition, or working on an application and hoping to get your questions answered in person? Connect with MN Cup Director Jessica Berg at Office Hours -- she'll walk through the application, share information about the process, and offer guidance. 

Register here

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Before applications are due, attend this panel session to connect with MN Cup alumni and hear about their experience in the competition.
Register here

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Are you curious about MN Cup and want to learn more? Are you in the process of completing an application and have specific questions? Connect with MN Cup Director Jessica Berg at Office Hours -- she'll walk through the application, share information about the process, and offer guidance. 
Register here

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

We're excited to partner with Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest to offer support to entrepreneurs 18 years old and younger who have questions about MN Cup or need help with their applications! Our Youth Division Applications will be due Sunday, May 12 at Noon.

Register here

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Mentor Mash is an opportunity to learn more about MN Cup mentor expectations and network with other mentors involved in this year's program. 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor but have yet to officially connect with us, please fill out this interest form.

Register here

Session 1 - Intro to Financial Modeling
8:00 AM
Hosted by Lurie LLP

Session 2 - Advanced Financial Modeling Seminar
3:00 PM
Hosted by Lurie LLP

Participant Events

Due by 11:59pm

Due by 12:00 noon

10:00 AM - 1:00PM (includes lunch)
Hosted by Junior Achievement and MN Cup

4:00 - 7:00 PM
Hosted by Gray Plant Mooty

4:00 - 7:00 PM
Hosted by Maslon LLP and Lurie LLP

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