3 Rochester start out-ups chalk up wins at MN Cup contest

3 Rochester start out-ups chalk up wins at MN Cup contest

3 Med Metropolis start out-ups not long ago took first position in their divisions to turn into semi-finalists in Minnesota’s most well-known enterprise levels of competition, the MN Cup.

Canomiks gained in the Foods/Ag/Bev division, Shrpa took the High-Tech division, and Nanodropper was variety a person in the Pupil division. CASP Systems also placed as a runner-up in the Youth division.

Every division winner is awarded $25,000. And now the 9 semi-finalists will each and every make stay “Shark Tank”-type pitches on Sept. 17 to contend for the grand prize of $50,000. The winners will be announced on Sept. 20.

Muve, which was then centered in Rochester, was the grand prize winner in 2007.

MN Cup, which started in 2005, is thought of the largest statewide small business pitch competition in the nation. The University of Minnesota Carlson Faculty of Management manages the annual contest.

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  • Canomiks utilizes genomics, bioinformatics and synthetic intelligence to check and certify the safety of elements and formulations. It is led by CEO co-founder Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk. The enterprise is primarily based in each Rochester and Cambridge, Mass.
  • Shrpa is a electronic system that aids individuals come across leisure and factors to do inside of their communities. Rochester entrepreneurs Chris Lukenbill and Andy Vig made it in 2018.
  • Nanodropper tends to make and sells a precision eye fall bottle adapter that cuts down drugs waste by delivering far more exact drops. Nonetheless, the agency is expanding over and above that to “create value-dependent remedies to slender well being equity gaps.”

It is led by co-founder Allisa Song, a Mayo Clinic Alix College of Medication scholar. She developed the corporation with Elias Baker, Jennifer Steger and Mackenzie Andrews.

Rochester Financial Enhancement, Inc. has worked with the a few semi-finalists by means of aid of the Collider Coworking/Mayo Clinic Business enterprise Accelerator collaborative in the Minnesota BioBusiness Heart. Nanodropper also is a Rochester Financial Advancement Fund financial investment receiver.

“The Rochester start-up ecosystem carries on to improve, and we applaud these companies and are very pleased to support them on their journey,” mentioned RAEDI President John Wade in the announcement.