Maslon is pleased to continue sponsorship of the Minnesota Cup competition, now in its 10th year. Maslon has been a sponsor since the competition’s inception in 2005. Minnesota Cup, the largest statewide new venture competition in the country, is for individuals or early stage businesses that are pursuing their dreams and working on their breakthrough business idea. The competition officially launches on March 24, 2014 and will close with a Final Awards event, presented by Maslon, at the McNamara Alumni Center on September 10, 2014.
Terri Krivosha, Shawn McIntee, and Bill Mower, partners in Maslon's Business & Securities Group, will serve as Minnesota Cup review board members. Review board member selections are based on extensive experience working with leading, early-stage growth companies and providing feedback, mentorship and resources that have led to success.
Shawn has served as a Minnesota Cup grand prize review board member since the competition’s inception. Terri will serve on the review board for the Social Entrepreneur Division, a division which seeks out, supports, and celebrates Minnesota's most innovative and effective social entrepreneurs and the organizations they lead. Bill will serve on the review board for the new Food, Agriculture & Beverage Division, which includes businesses focused on food products, food processing technologies, material innovation, ingredients technologies, agriculture innovation, food safety advancements and more. It joins the other six Minnesota Cup divisions: Energy/Clean Tech/Water, General, High Tech, Life Science/Health IT, Social Entrepreneur and Student.
Terri Krivosha works with a vibrant network of entrepreneurial and dynamic businesses and those who fund them and uses her broad strategic skills together with extensive experience to help her clients achieve success in all phases of their development and growth. She focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, financing, contract negotiation, strategic partnerships, distribution agreements, joint ventures, governance issues, exit strategies, and sales and recapitalizations.
Shawn McIntee has extensive experience advising clients on day-to-day legal and business matters, as well as in assisting clients with the purchase and sale of businesses, including the divestiture of divisions, and management buyouts. He is also lead attorney for Maslon's Advertising & Marketing Group and represents both advertisers and Fortune 500 companies creating, using, and purchasing advertising and marketing.
Bill Mower counsels public companies in connection with their securities law compliance and general corporate matters, and represents issuers and underwriters in connection with public and private securities offerings, secondary offerings and alternative offerings.