The state of Minnesota is calling on all want-to-be entrepreneurs to submit their most innovative business idea to the Minnesota Cup contest by May 18.

Division winners can receive up to $25,000 in start up capital, while one grand prize winner will be awarded an additional $40,000.

The Minnesota Cup is one of the country's largest competitions for new businesses. The contest, designed to foster new businesses and jobs, is sponsored by United Health, General Mills, Wells Fargo, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Department of Employment an Economic Development.

Applications and information are at To arrange interviews with contest organizers, past participants and winners, contact  

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