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Minnesota Cup 2013 Semi-Finalist Reception Highlights

Last night, Minnesota Cup hosted its 2013 Semi-Finalist Reception at the Carlson School of Management. The well-attended event attracted over 200 people including the competition's 57 semi-finalists.

The Semi-Finalist Reception is an occasion to recognize the advancing teams and provides the companies an opportunity to engage with other entrepreneurs, members of the review board, mentors, partners of the Minnesota Cup and other notable individuals.

The successful event began with networking in the main Carlson School atrium, followed by remarks in the 3M auditorium. Dan Forbes, Associate Professor of the Strategic Management & Organization Department at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, provided the welcome on behalf of the Carlson School of Management. Following Dan's introduction, Joan Moser of Spoken Impact, shared insights on creating and delivering a winning presentation. The remarks continued with an overview and instructions for the Minnesota Cup mentor program. Scott Litman, co-founder of the Minnesota Cup, concluded the presentations with information on the next round of the competition.

Congratulations again to our 57 semi-finalists! We're looking forward to the next round of the competition which requires companies to submit a 10 page business plan and a 15 slide presentation by July 26.

A big thank you to our sponsors for making the 2013 Minnesota Cup a reality, our review board, mentors, and to last night's speakers Dan Forbes, Joan Moser and Scott Litman.

Pictured below: Semi-finalists and event attendees.
Photo Credit: Ashley Zelenka for Minnesota Cup.

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Pictured below: 3Ring, Social Division semi-finalist.
Photo Credit: Ashley Zelenka for Minnesota Cup.

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Pictured below from left to right: Matt Hilker, Magnet 360, Scott Litman, co-founder of Minnesota Cup and Scott Persons, Carlson School of Management.
Photo Credit: Ashley Zelenka for Minnesota Cup.

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Pictured below from left to right: ShedBed, Student Division semi-finalist and Customs Made, Social Division semi-finalist.
Photo Credit: Ashley Zelenka for Minnesota Cup.

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Pictured below: Scott Litman, Minnesota Cup co-founder.
Photo Credit: Ashley Zelenka for Minnesota Cup.

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Pictured below: Joan Moser, Founder and CEO of Spoken Impact.
Photo Credit: Ashley Zelenka for Minnesota Cup.

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Photo Credit: Ashley Zelenka for Minnesota Cup.
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