Minnesota Cup 2010


Round 1 - High level idea summaries due



Competition Organizer

Wells Fargo, University of Minnesota, and Arrowhead Growth Alliance

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Green
  • Technology - Other
Who's Eligible
Residents of the State of Minnesota and students who attend school in Minnesota and reside in the state while classes are in session.
Important Dates

For five of the six divisions , the entry deadline is May 21, 2010. For the Social Entrepreneurship Division, the entry deadline is April 23, 2010. The six winners of the divisional finals will present at the grand finals on September 13, 2010.

Competition Prizes

Over $130,000 in cumulative prize money, consisting of grants and/or seed capital depending on division. In-kind services are also awarded to divisional winners.

Other Info

Winners will be named in six divisions: BioSciences, High Tech, Clean Technology & Renewable Energy, Social Entrepreneurship, General, and Student.