KinoSol​ ​Reaches​ ​Final​ ​3​ ​of​ ​Student​ ​Division​ ​in​ ​Minnesota​ ​Cup

Kino_Sol_Team (2)AMES,​ ​Iowa​ ​(September​ ​8,​ ​2017)​ ​-​ ​On​ ​September​ ​19,​ ​2017,​ ​KinoSol​ ​SBC,​ ​a​ ​Minnesota Specific​ ​Benefit​ ​Corporation,​ ​with​ ​an​ ​Ames,​ ​Iowa​ ​office,​ ​will​ ​be​ ​competing​ ​in​ ​the​ ​finals​ ​in​ ​the student​ ​division​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Minnesota​ ​Cup.Kinosol_logo

The​ ​Minnesota​ ​Cup​ ​is​ ​the​ ​largest​ ​statewide​ ​startup​ ​competition​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States.​ ​This competition​ ​has​ ​been​ ​held​ ​for​ ​the​ ​past​ ​thirteen​ ​years,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​primary​ ​goal​ ​of​ ​connecting​ ​fellow entrepreneurs.

The​ ​student​ ​division​ ​finals​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​at​ ​11:30​ ​a.m​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Carlson​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Management​ ​in Minneapolis.​ ​KinoSol​ ​and​ ​the​ ​other​ ​finalist​ ​companies,​ ​Outdoors​ ​Advisor​ ​and​ ​UnderRecruited Preps,​ ​will​ ​have​ ​twelve​ ​minutes​ ​to​ ​give​ ​a​ ​presentation​ ​over​ ​their​ ​businesses,​ ​followed​ ​by twelve​ ​minutes​ ​of​ ​questions​ ​with​ ​a​ ​review​ ​board.​ ​First​ ​place​ ​in​ ​the​ ​student​ ​division​ ​will​ ​win $35,000,​ ​and​ ​second​ ​place​ ​will​ ​win​ ​$5,000;​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​no​ ​cash​ ​award​ ​for​ ​third​ ​place.

Breakthrough​ ​ideas​ ​from​ ​over​ ​1,300​ ​entrepreneurs​ ​were​ ​submitted​ ​for​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​competition. Key​ ​to​ ​selecting​ ​finalists​ ​was​ ​the​ ​entrepreneurs’​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​make​ ​their​ ​ideas​ ​a​ ​reality. Winners​ ​of​ ​each​ ​division​ ​will​ ​proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​grand​ ​prize​ ​competition​ ​on​ ​October​ ​9​ ​at​ ​the University​ ​of​ ​Minnesota’s​ ​McNamara​ ​Alumni​ ​Center​ ​from​ ​11:30​ ​a.m.​ ​-​ ​4:00​ ​p.m.

About​ ​KinoSol
KinoSol’s​ ​team​ ​is​ ​comprised​ ​of​ ​Iowa​ ​State​ ​University​ ​students​ ​and​ ​alums.​ ​Its​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​to end​ ​food​ ​waste,​ ​sustainably.​ ​KinoSol​ ​launched​ ​in​ ​September​ ​2014,​ ​and​ ​began​ ​delivering​ ​its first​ ​product​ ​to​ ​regions​ ​worldwide​ ​in​ ​January​ ​2017.​ ​KinoSol’s​ ​first​ ​product​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Orenda,​ ​a solar-powered​ ​food​ ​dehydrator​ ​with​ ​a​ ​storage​ ​component,​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​help​ ​families​ ​in developing​ ​regions​ ​to​ ​preserve​ ​additional​ ​food​ ​and​ ​nutrients.

Contact:
Clayton​ ​Mooney
KinoSol​ ​-​ ​SBC
(641)​ ​201-0651
clayton@getkinosol.com