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Aug 16, 2022

Minnesota startup competition MN Cup announced 27 finalists, which include UMN startups Q-rounds and BKB Floral Foam, Inc. Narrowed down from a pool of 90 semifinalists, Q-rounds and BKB Floral Foam will pitch to judges at the end of August. Divisional winners will win $25,000 then present in the 2022 MN Cup Final Awards Ceremony on September 19th.

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Jul 27, 2022

Yiannis Kaznessis shares how he turned his innovative lab research at the University into growing agricultural startup General Probiotics. 

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Jul 21, 2022

UMN research team to work with UMN startup Vascudyne to prepare for human clinical trial of bioengineered blood vessels that grow with patients.

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