2019 Semifinalists

MAY 30, 2019— MN Cup is proud to announce today that the top 88 teams of Minnesota-based entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators are advancing to the semifinal round of the 2019 competition.

The following semifinalists from nine divisions will compete for a share of the $500,000 in prize money, as well as the training, connections and support to help advance their entrepreneurial ideas.

To meet and see elevator pitches from each of these teams, we welcome you to attend our Semifinalist Reception on Thursday, June 6th from 5-7:30. Click here to register.


Education & Training




High Tech

Impact Ventures

LifeScience/Health IT


  • 2True Headbands, Blue Earth, Woman-Led
  • Chronicle, Hennepin
  • D-Up, Hennepin, Minority-Led
  • Float, Hennepin, Minority-Led
  • MI Activewear, Hennepin, Minority-Led, Woman-Led
  • ParkPoolr, Sherburne
  • Simply Nice, Ramsey, Minority-Led
  • Sofia's Pocket, Rice, Minority-Led, Woman-Led
  • Tavolo, Hennepin, Minority-Led
  • VersAttach, Ramsey, Woman-Led

Youth Division

  • Amicii, Olmsted
  • Give Back by Computer Glitz, Dakota, Minority-Led, Woman-Led
  • Crud Cloth LLC, St. Louis, Women-led
  • Deskdish, Hennepin, Woman-Led
  • DiscoverMe, Olmsted, Minority-Led, Woman-Led
  • EcoSlurp, Ramsey, Minority-Led, Woman-Led
  • Hagen Bee Company, Dakota
  • My Mini Museum, Hennepin, Woman-Led
  • See Your Dream, Ramsey, Minority-led
  • WriteCase, Ramsey, Minority-Led, Woman-Led