Minnesota’s Version of Shark Tank Has Arrived: The MN Cup
GREAT IDEAS DESERVE A LITTLE BOOST
Have you got a great business idea, but are still in the beginning stages of making your dream a reality? Or maybe you are a researcher and you think you've discovered the cure for cancer but need the funding to make it happen, stop climate change, or have the greatest idea for a new store in our community? It's time to make a move!
WHAT IS THE MN CUP?
The MN Cup, offered by the University of Minnesota, is available for any early-stage founder in the state of Minnesota. The MN Cup is a great way for you or someone you know to launch a new business here in Minnesota and offers the winners of the competition free mentorship, promotional opportunities, and seed funding for your new business.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The competition is free to enter, and you have until Friday, April 15th to submit your application to enter THe MN Cup. The competition is being put on by our Secretary of State, Steve Simon, and in a press release, Mr. Simon said that he wanted to make it as easy as possible for Minnesotans to set up and run their businesses, and is inviting anyone that is eligible to apply, to sign up and participate in the competition.
In 2021, there were 9 start-ups that took home $25,000, with youth start-ups getting $10,000. Division winners compete for a $50,000 grand prize.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY APRIL 15TH AT MIDNIGHT
To compete in this year's competition, you can click HERE to learn more, fill out an application and learn more about The MN Cup.