Submit innovative business ideas in Minnesota Cup competition by May 22

The fifth annual Minnesota Cup is seeking the newest, most innovative business ideas from anyone in Minnesota. From high-tech to high-touch, biosciences to retail, and agriculture to social ventures, this competition is for entrepreneurs, inventors and anybody with an innovative business idea.

The contest, sponsored by Wells Fargo, the University of Minnesota and the State of Minnesota, will offer a total of $130,000 in cash prizes, up from $70,000 last year. Top prize in each division will be $20,000, except the student division, which has a top prize of $5,000. Institute of Technology alumni have won the top prize in three of the last four Minnesota Cup competitions. The deadline for submissions is May 22, 2009. Read more>>

May 1, 2009