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Minnesota Cup entries due May 9

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AURI is teaming up with Minnesota Cup to encourage innovators to submit their great business ideas to compete for more than $300,000 in prize money. The competition is free to enter and encourages entries from a wide range of businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors in seven divisions:

  • Energy/Clean Tech
  • Food/Agriculture/Beverage
  • General
  • High Tech
  • Life Science/Health IT
  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • Student Entrepreneurs

Those participating in the competition will have the opportunity to advance business ideas, gain exposure, learn about resources available to entrepreneurs, be paired with mentors, meet members of the Cup’s review board — and win cash prizes if their idea is judged to be among the best entries.

For more information on each category, and details on how to enter, visit

More than 8,000 Minnesotans have participated in the Minnesota Cup since its first year, in 2005. Finalists from the last five years have gone on to raise nearly $75 million in capital to support the development of their business ideas.