Going into the 10th annual Minnesota Cup, we anticipated a good turnout due to the new Food/Agriculture/Beverage division, the educational programming we offered earlier this year including our first annual Women's Event and increase in cash prizes, but we were not expecting over 1250 participants! Yes, that's right, more than 1250 entrepreneurs entered their breakthrough idea, product or service to this year's competition.
Now, the work begins for our fantastic review board members! Minnesota Cup judges are in the process of reviewing entries and identifying the top 8-10 submissions from each division, also known as our semifinalists. We'll announce the 2014 semifinalists on June 9.
Thank you Minnesota entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses who entered this year's Minnesota Cup. We wish you the best of luck in this year's competition!
2014 Minnesota Cup Entries by Division:
Energy/Clean Tech/Water 8%
High Tech 15%
Life Science/Health IT 11%
Social Entrepreneur 15%
Interested in seeing more facts and figures on this year's Minnesota Cup applicant pool? Stay tuned! We're highlighting different applicant information each day this week!