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Minnesota Cup 2009 Coverage

Twin Cities Business Small business success stories - CoreSpine, December 2009

Twin Cities Business MN Cup 2009 - Most Promising Entrepreneurs, December 2009

Enterprise Minnesota MN Cup Semifinalist, ePhiphony, featured as "Best of Manufacturing." December 2009

Minneapolis Star Tribune Thinking small is BioCee's big idea, November 15, 2009

St. Louis Today Man Cave MEATings: A home party for men, October 31, 2009

BioCee Press Release BioCee and Partners Win a $2.2-million ARPA-E Grant, October 26, 2009

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Gopher Grocery seeks to store up corporate clients, October 9, 2009

Finance & Commerce Alvenda bringing retailers, shoppers together via Facebook, ‘shoplets’, September 22, 2009

Nonprofits Assistance Fund Ending starvation by planting seeds for growth, September 21, 2009

ID Insight Tekne Awards Announces ID Insight as a Finalist, September 15, 2009

AdAge Social Shopping Takes on New Meaning With Newsfeed Purchasing from Alvenda, September 14, 2009

Finance & Commerce 'Shoplet' developer is Minnesota Cup champ, September 12, 2009

Minnov8 A Chat with MN Cup's Dan Mallin, September 11, 2009

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal E-commerce startup Alvenda wins MN Cup, September 11, 2009

Twin Cities Business Alvenda named winner of Minnesota Cup, September 11, 2009

Minnesota Cup Announcement Announcing Alvenda, the 2009 winner of the Minnesota Cup, September 11, 2009

Minnesota Daily U of M Student, Nick Beste, competes in 2009 MN Cup, September 10, 2009

Pioneer Press Online "storefront" honored, September 10, 2009

Finance & Commerce Packet Power’s goal: Helping data centers measure energy use, September 8, 2009

Finance & Commerce Coverage of Packet Power, 2009 Division Winners, September 8, 2009

Minnesota Cup Announcement Announcing the 2009 Division Winners, September 3, 2009

Finance & Commerce Announcement of 2009 Division Winners, September 3, 2009

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Announcement of 2009 Division Winners, September 1, 2009

Finance & Commerce Coverage of Gopher Grocery, 2009 General Division Finalists, August 24, 2009

Minneapolis Star Tribune Coverage of 2009 Division Finalists, August 21, 2009

Media Alert 2009 Minnesota Cup Division Finalists Announced, August 21, 2009

Times Record News MN Cup Finalist ManCave, "meating" of the minds, August 20, 2009

Social Earth Social Entrepreneur's Cup Winner, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, to compete for MN Cup Grand Prize, August 2, 2009

Rochester Post-Bulletin 2007 MN Cup Winner, Muve, featured at Rochester Athletic Club event, July 27, 2009

Finance and Commerce Coverage of MN Cup semifinalist Go Home Gorgeous, July 25, 2009

Finance and Commerce Coverage of MN Cup semifinalist RoamEO, July 20, 2009

KSDK News- St. Louis MN Cup semifinalist, Man Cave, featured on St. Louis news station, July 16, 2009

Finance and Commerce Coverage of MN Cup semifinalist ePhiphony, July 13, 2009

WCCO TV Reg Chapman features MN Cup semifinalist, ManCave with founder Nick Beste, July 10, 2009

INFORUM Coverage of 2009 Student Division Semifinalist- Man Cave, July 2, 2009

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Coverage of 2009 Semifinalists, June 26, 2009

Vadnais Heights Press Coverage of 2009 General Division Semifinalist- Hacker's Guide, June 22, 2009

Minnesota Cup Announcement The 2009 Semifinalist, June 17, 2009

Media Alert 2009 Semi-Finalists Announced, June 17, 2009

MN Cup Press Release 2009 Social Entrepreneur Finalists Announced, May 28, 2009

Minnov8 Sharpen Up Those Business Plans, May 10, 2009

Detroit Lakes Online Coverage of the launch of the 2009 competition, April 17, 2009

Business Journal 2008 MN Cup Winner CoreSpine Technologies receives FDA clearance, May 4, 2009

NearShore Journal MBA Signs Endorsement-Partnership Agreement With IntelAccount, April 14, 2009

WCCO TV Esme Murphy interviews MN Cup co-founder Dan Mallin, April 12, 2009

Philanthropy News Digest Social Venture Partners Minnesota 2009 Opens Social Entrepreneur's Cup Challenge, April 9, 2009

Mesabi Daily News Minnesota Cup seeks new business ideas, April 7, 2009

Fox 9 News Interview with 2008 semi-finalist SuddenDeals.com, March 31, 2009

Merge Blog post by 2005 Finalist, HealthSimple on the value of Business Plan Competitions. March 31, 2009

Twin Cities Business Minnesota Cup Opens 2009 Competition, Mar. 31, 2009

KARE 11 Minnesota Cup co-founder Scott Litman discusses the competition with KARE 11 host Jeff Olsen, Mar. 31, 2009

Star Tribune Inside Track: Minnesota Cup Open for Entries, Mar. 30, 2009

Pioneer Press Entrepreneurs to Compete for $130,000 in Prizes, Mar. 30, 2009

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Minnesota Cup Accepting Entries, Mar 30, 2009

SocialEarth.org MN Cup Launches New Award for Social Entrepreneurs, March 2, 2009

Star Tribune Vast Enterprises prepares for partnership with Fabcon, Jan 20, 2009


2009 Launch Information


DEED / State of Minnesota Press Release Entries Sought for Minnesota Cup, Mar 30, 2009

MN Cup Press Release 2009 Launch Announcement, Mar 30, 2009

2009 Billboard Placements

2009 Launch Ad


  • Magnet 360
  • Leonard, Street and Deinard
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Mosaic
  • Mojo Minnesota
  • General Mills
  • MHTA
  • The Collaborative
  • MVCA
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Spoken Impact
  • Startec
  • Messerli and Kramer
  • TECHdotMN
  • Split Rock Partners
  • Eide Bailly
  • Fredrikson Byron
  • Social Ventures Partners
  • Lommen Abdo
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • Twin Cities Business
  • Haberman Associates
  • Kenyon
  • lurie Besikof lapidus
  • Maslon
  • Positively Minnesota
  • Proto Labs
  • Clean Tech Open
  • Gopher Angels
  • AURI
  • Ecomagination
  • Division of Energy Resources - Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Digital River
  • 301 Inc. Emerging Brand Elevator
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • SixSpeed
  • Grain Millers