ME-Led Startups Win the 2020 MN Cup

Two ME-led startups won the 2020 MN Cup in their divisions — then took home the grand prize and runner-up awards!


2020 MN Cup Winner BlueCube Bio

The Minnesota Cup recognizes emerging entrepreneurs to help people with big ideas. ME professors Allison H

ubel, Vinod Srinivasan, and Paul Strykowski led award-winning startups that competed against seven other Minnesota companies for the $50,000 MN Cup grand prize on September 22 — winning grand prize and runner-up.

Grand Prize — BlueCube Bio | Allison Hubel
BlueCube Bio, which won the LifeScience/Health/IT division, created the first-ever safe, non-toxic means for preserving biological cells used for cell therapy—a method that treats diseases including leukemia and melanoma. BlueCube Bio is an all-women 

Runner-Up — CounterFlow Technologies | Vinod Srinivasan and Paul Strykowski
CounterFlow Technologies, winner of the Energy/Cleantech/Water division, invented a new type of spray nozzle that operates more efficiently. The device could ultimately lead to big energy savings and reduction of CO2 emissions in myriad industries.

Learn about the teams, the professors, and the technology in this CSE article.