2019 Finalists

AUGUST 27, 2019—  We are proud to announce the 28 teams of entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators advancing to the third round of the competition. These competitors were selected from the 88 semifinalist companies, which were named at the end of May. Their next step will be to present a pitch to their division judges in September, at which point the judges will determine the division winners.

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.

 

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