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Minnesota Cup

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Organization: Minnesota Cup

Sector: Collective

Organization Mission: We are a startup competition and hub to connect Minnesota’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We aim to create jobs and grow our state’s innovation footprint.

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The Minnesota Cup prides itself on being a statewide competition.  A robust network including the state, private companies, industry associations and nonprofit organizations support our outreach efforts by sharing targeted information to communities statewide.  In addition to working with partners to share messaging and opportunities, we host numerous events to educate and engage the community.  Through 2014 Minnesota Cup events, we supported and connected nearly 2,000 entrepreneurs, business and community members from across the state.

 

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Economic Development ; Entrepreneurship

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Isolated Impact

Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that Cbeam will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, Cbeam's distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevancies with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements.

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. Cbeam could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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