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MN Cup 2022 Applications Are Open

Another day, another application! This time, we’re highlighting the 2022 edition of MN Cup. With more than $400,000 in prize money on the line (with no equity to boot), taking some time to see if your startup is right for the competition is well worth your time. Check out the full details below (courtesy of MN Cup) and may today’s luck carry you far ☘️.

2022 MN Cup

Applications close on April 15, 2022

MN Cup is a startup competition and hub to direct mentorship, education and seed capital to the best new ventures in Minnesota. Our process leverages volunteer judges with industry and functional expertise in each of our nine divisions. Ten companies in each division will be selected by these judges to move forward into the semifinalist round, which will take place between May 23rd and August 12th. Two subsequent rounds will further narrow the participants, ending at our Final Award Ceremony on Monday, September 19th. Over $400,000 in prize money will be given away to competitors, with no equity taken or strings attached.

MN Cup Competition Benefits

$400,000+ in seed money, Mentorship opportunities with industry leaders, Exclusive event access, Business plan feedback, Networking opportunities with potential investors, Media exposure

Competition Divisions

Education & Training, Energy/Clean Tech/Water, Food/Ag/Beverage, General, High Tech, Life Science/Health IT, Impact Ventures, Student, Youth.

To Qualify For MN Cup

  • Demonstrate your startup/ company is based in Minnesota via entity formation or residence of founders
  • Generate less than $1 million in annual revenue
  • If your venture has already taken home 1st or 2nd place prize money from the MN Cup competition, we ask that you not re-apply. This goes for ventures that are subsidiaries of or owned by those winning entities. Previous MN Cup winning founders can participate again with new ventures that have no affiliation with those past prize-winning companies

You can start your application here.

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).