Minnesota Cup announced today semifinalists for the 11th annual statewide business plan & venture competition.
Over 1,300 applicants overall have been narrowed down to 70 across six different divisions, advancing in pursuit of a piece of the $327k cumulative cash and cred up for grabs. Here’s quick shot of the ‘high tech’ division semifinalists:
- Advos IoT Platform by Opnia – a socially integrated software platform built for enterprise that delivers personalized digital content based on customers interactions & environment.
- Astro HQ – Turn your iPad into a graphics tablet and get the best of both Mac and iPad; with Astropad you can draw directly into Photoshop right from your iPad.
- Camp Native – Find, reserve, experience public or private campgrounds based on the type of camping and activities you want to participate in.
- Dglass3D – Focused on hardware, software, and developing better materials for filament in mechanical & electrical systems, improving the additive manufacturing user experience.
- Haystaq – One place to gather, find & discover information from every service you use.
- Hema Imaging – The HemaVision is a thermal imaging camera with computer vision capability built-in.
- JIT Maintenance – gives you up-to-the-minute information about the condition of your property (hotel, cruiseline, etc.).
- Kipsu – The Team Managed Guest Engagement Platform that makes it easy and efficient to provide every guest a personalized experience.
- Prevent Biometrics – Concussion intelligence.
- Viewswagen – We display relevant, real-time ads inside rideshare vehicles that use apps like Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and Flywheel to connect passengers to drivers.
…and Tech semifinalists from across the other divisions include:
Irrigreen – The next generation of lawn irrigation.
The Patchery – Custom made kids clothing designed online.
Upsie – a new mobile technology that reinvents the warranty experience, so you can protect the products you love at prices you can afford.
Life Science/Health IT-
Fortiori Design – Muscle oxygen monitoring device.
Hunhu Healthcare – Using mobile technology to facilitate community relationships for healing, recovery, and vigor.
Learn To Live – online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
LitWeaver – Contemporary literature delivered digitally to young adults.
Qopo – Our BlueBell helps you have a better night of sleep and a better day.
Startup Finder – The easiest way for students to connect with startups.
On Aug. 18, finalists from each division will be announced, and each division winner will receive $30,000 in seed capital. Additionally, one runner up from each division will receive $5,000 in seed capital. On Sept. 9, the grand prizewinner across all divisions will be announced at the University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center. The winner will receive an additional $50,000 in seed money.