The business plan and pitch scores will be evenly weighted in determining the winning teams. Top combined scores will receive first, second, and third place. The team that takes first place will be automatic semifinalists to Minnesota Cup, the largest business plan competition in the state.

Award Money Distribution
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000
People’s Choice (live audience voting on April 15th): $2,000
Agriculture/Food/Beverage Division: $3,000