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:
Renew Power Systems
Nutraphagia (The EAT Bar)
Resonant Cavity (Voloco)
Molly Fuller Design
Life Science/Health IT:
Modest & Active
See Your Dream
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.