Maslon is pleased to continue sponsorship of the Minnesota Cup (MN Cup), now in its 12th year. MN Cup supports emerging entrepreneurs through events, educational programming, and an annual startup competition—the largest statewide startup competition in the country—that provides them with tools, resources, and support to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures. The competition officially launched on March 21, 2016, and will close with a Final Awards Event at the McNamara Alumni Center on September 22. Maslon has been a sponsor since the competition's inception in 2005.
Shawn McIntee, Terri Krivosha, and Bill Mower, partners in Maslon's Business & Securities Group, will serve as Minnesota Cup review board members. Shawn has participated in the Minnesota Cup since the competition's inception and will serve on a Grand Prize Review Board. Terri will serve on the review board for the General Division, a division that supports ideas and entrepreneurs with innovative services and solutions not associated with other divisions including consumer products, education, and retail. Bill will serve on the review board for the Food, Agriculture & Beverage Division, which includes businesses related to food and beverage products, food technologies in manufacturing, materials and ingredients technologies, food safety and farming. They join the other six Minnesota Cup divisions: Energy/Clean Technology/Water, High Tech, Life Science/Health IT, Social Entrepreneur, Student, and Youth.
Shawn concentrates his practice in the areas of advising public and private businesses, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law (including contracts and electronic commerce), technology and software transactions, and emerging companies. He has extensive experience advising clients on day-to-day legal and business matters, as well as in assisting them with the purchase and sale of businesses, including the divestiture of divisions, and management buyouts. Shawn is also the lead attorney in Maslon's Advertising & Marketing Group and represents both advertisers and Fortune 500 companies creating, using, and purchasing advertising and marketing.
Terri works with a vibrant network of entrepreneurial and dynamic businesses and those who fund them. She uses her broad strategic skills together with extensive experience to help her clients achieve success in all phases of their development and growth. Terri writes and speaks regularly on topics related to her practice and teaches a course on start-ups at William Mitchell College of Law. In August 2014, Terri's book Founding a Startup: What You Need to Know was published by Thomson/Reuters and is available on Amazon.com.
Bill has been helping clients solve problems and pursue opportunities with legal-related advice and counsel for more than 30 years. He represents a wide variety of clients in connection general corporate matters, with a special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, private placements and securities law compliance.
For more information about the competition, go to: Minnesota Cup.