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MN Cup Names 2019 Division Finalists

Twenty-eight teams make it to the third round of the state’s largest entrepreneurial competition.

MN Cup Names 2019 Division Finalists
Scenes from MN Cup 2018. (Photo courtesy of MN Cup)

It’s down to 28.

MN Cup, the largest statewide entrepreneurship competition, on Tuesday announced its 28 division finalists. The annual competition is put on by the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management via its Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship.

The division finalists were selected from the 88 semifinalists named at the end of May. This year’s crop of semifinalists ranged in age from 11 to 81 years old – the broadest age range in MN Cup’s history.

“MN Cup focuses their criteria on businesses with the biggest potential opportunity, making it possible for very early stage companies to compete alongside established companies with more traction,” says MN Cup director Jessica Berg.

This year’s finalists, by division, are:

Education and Training:
Homi
SayKid
SparkTraining Solutions

Energy/Clean Tech/Water:
Darcy Solutions
NovoClade
Renew Power Systems

Food/Ag/Beverage:
Nutraphagia (The EAT Bar)
Nexyst360
Sanos Nutrition

General:
Millea Living
Guardian Athletics
Voyager Campervans

High Tech:
Farmvision Technologies
Traive
Resonant Cavity (Voloco)

Impact Ventures:
Footprint GBC
Molly Fuller Design
We Sparkle

Life Science/Health IT:
Abilitech Medical
Phenomix Sciences
VivaQuant

Student:
Modest & Active
Float
ParkPoolr
2True Headbands

Youth:
EcoSlurp
See Your Dream
Sh.A.U.C.K (DiscoverMe)

Division winners—to be selected next month—will each receive $30,000 (except the Youth Division, which offers a $20,000 prize to be split between the three finalists) and the chance to present to the Grand Prize Review Board on October 14. The 2019 Grand Prize winner will take home an additional $50,000.

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