Elevate wins the Minnesota Cup High Tech Division


MNC10LogoBrownMinnesota Cup judges have finalized their debate of the day around which startup is crowned the winner of this years high tech division.

Elevate Research has been chosen to receive $30k no-strings-attached-cash-money and will be advancing to the final awards event on September 10th for a shot at another $50k as they compete against winners from six other divisions.


Co founded by John Cohoon and Joe Stanton in January, Elevate “makes it super easy for small to mid-size restaurants, retailers and hotels to setup and deploy customer feedback programs in minutes.” They undoubtedly received a big bump of validation mid competition upon closing $500k earlier in July.

“We’re unbelievably honored and excited to follow in the long line of companies who have come through the Minnesota Cup and look forward to what’s next,” says Stanton.  “Now it’s back to business.”

Stillwater-based InfiniRAM was nominated as the runner of of this years tech division and was awarded $5k. Their proprietary software platform “Increases database speeds using intelligent, self learning algorithms that turbo boost today’s databases.” Judges also noted that M2M startup 75F was the winner of the clean tech division earlier today.


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  • http://wheniwork.com/ Chad Halvorson

    Congrats guys! Now go get that other $50k. :)

    • Chris Carlisle

      Awesome! Well earned and I agree with Chad, onward and upward!