Minnesota Cup is extremely fortunate to have a list of rock star sponsors and supporters. This year, we expanded our roster with six outstanding companies and organizations who believe it's important to support innovative ideas in Minnesota.
Included in this list of new sponsors is Energy and Clean Tech division host sponsor ecomagination. Launched by GE in 2005, ecomagination addresses critical challenges, including the need for cleaner and more-efficient sources of energy, reduced emissions and abundant sources of clean water.
"Minnesota Cup is a great way for ecomagination to directly support innovative solutions for today's environmental challenges," said Deb Frodl, Global Executive Director of ecomagination at GE. "I'm excited about the opportunity to be involved in this year's competition to identify breakthrough ideas in energy and clean technology."
New 2013 Minnesota Cup Sponsors and Partners:
- Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Cleantech Open
- ecomagination - GE
- Gopher Angels
- Minnesota Department of Commerce - Division of Energy Resources
If you have an interest in sponsoring Minnesota Cup, contact Melissa Kjolsing at firstname.lastname@example.org. New sponsors allow us to increase the prize money and thus the financial contribution we are able to provide to these aspiring entrepreneurs and their ventures. The 2013 competition will award $200k in cash prizes. Since its inception, the Minnesota Cup has awarded nearly $1M in seed capital to the most promising ideas in Minnesota.