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UPDATE: Here Are Your MN Cup Finalists

Update: Nanodropper climbed to the top of the MN Cup mountain and took home the grand prize of $50,000.

We recently talked with Nanodropper CEO Allisa Song on Twenty Minutes (check out that interview below). But we’ll also be following up with her this week as well as chatting with Jessica Berg, Director of MN Cup, about this year’s competition. Look forward to those interviews on Friday’s episode of Twenty Minutes!

What to know about the MN Cup division winners:

  • MN Cup has announced the nine winners, runners-up, and third place finishers of the 2021 competition
    • Each winner (aside from the Youth Division) receives a $25,000 cash prize
  • Next up for the winners? The final round during Twin Cities Startup Week where they will present one last pitch to the “Grand Prize Review Board”
    • An additional $50,000 is on the line

Check out the finalists below.

Education & Training

Division Winner: Proserva

Runner-Up: Homeschool Boss

Third Place: Career Authority, L.L.C.

Energy/Clean Tech/Water

Division Winner: 2040 Energy

Runner-Up: Vessyll

Third Place: CNC Concrete


Division Winner: Canomiks

Runner-Up: Clean Chickens and Co. llc

Third Place: All Clean Food, LLC


Division Winner: Ahh

Runner-Up: BoundaryCare (Beatrice Health)

Third Place: Bryce Canyon Design LLC (Python Plunger)

High Tech

Division Winner: Shrpa

Runner-Up: ProsperStack

Third Place: VoiceIt

Impact Ventures

Division Winner: Black Tech Talent

Runner-Up: GenEQTY

Third Place: YardHomes MN

LifeScience/Health IT

Division Winner: CoraVie MEDICAL

Runner-Up: Chanl Health

Third Place: MarPam Pharma, LLC


Division Winner: Nanodropper

Runner-Up: Telo

Third Place: Hearing Glasses LLC


Division Winner: Byt

Runner-Up: CASP Technologies

Third Place: ShowCase Waves

Alex Skjong
Alex oversees the content produced for BETA, Twin Cities Startup Week, and When he’s not writing or editing, there’s a good chance he’s enjoying a refreshing brew and explaining the merits of heavy metal (of which there are many).