MN Cup Competition Kicks Off March 20th with record prize money — more than $425k


From the organizer:

Entrepreneurs, start your engines! It’s time to take your innovations to the next level, by applying for the 2017 MN Cup. Since 2005, the MN Cup has been building entrepreneurship in Minnesota by helping early stage businesses get off the ground.

The nation’s largest statewide new startup competition is now in its thirteenth year of assisting and accelerating the development of new business ideas—it’s the premier resource for Minnesota’s early stage entrepreneurs. The free-to-enter competition will kick off on Monday, March 20 at Minneapolis Event Centers. Participants have until April 28 to submit applications for a chance to compete for a share of the prize money — which last year was a record-breaking $400,000 and this year will exceed $425,000.

More than 11,000 Minnesotans have participated in MN Cup since it began. Finalists have gone on to raise more than $230 million in capital to support the development of their ideas, create jobs, and broker numerous business partnerships, collaborations and distribution agreements.

For more information and details on how to enter for 2017, click here