MN Cup

MN Cup is the largest, statewide, startup competition in the country and hosts an entire division dedicated to support entrepreneurs who have the next big idea related to energy, clean technology and water. This division has received significant attention over the last few years with the 2014 grand prize winner, 75F, advancing from this category. Read More
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 supporting entrepreneurship in Minnesota by helping early-stage businesses get off the ground. Read More
MNCUP Milestones
It’s hard to believe that it’s already March. In addition to the many other things associated with this month, including great college basketball games and the anticipation of spring, it also means the launch of the next MN Cup competition.
Read More

Asiya co-founders Fatimah Hussein [L] and Jamie Glover

An innovative Minnesota-based startup takes its next step with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign that goes live on October 19. Read More
The winners of the 12th annual MN Cup competition were announced last week. The division winners received up to $30,000 in seed capital. The division winners are: Read More
Southeast Minnesota’s entrepreneur community is getting a big boost this spring with Ignite Cup, a new annual startup competition that “is open to all entrepreneurs, investors and community members who are focused on launching a startup and want to pitch their idea to an experienced panel,” according to a release from Ignite Cup. Read More
Starting today, March 21, MN Cup is accepting applications for its twelfth annual startup competition. This year's pool of prize money is $400,000. The competition is open to entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors and small business owners working on a new business venture, as well as pre-existing businesses that have a yearly revenue of less than $1 million. Read More
We would like to begin by saying THANK YOU for your incredible support of MN Cup and the entrepreneurs we support each year. It is because of your continuing support that we are able to help drive entrepreneurship and economic development through the largest statewide startup competition in the country. Read More
The latest tastes and trends at the table will be on display Thursday, Feb. 4 in northeast Minneapolis, as the next generation of Minnesota foodpreneurs showcase their stuff. Read More