CEMS alumni named 2017 MN Cup division winners

Sept. 27, 2017 - CEMS alumni Connor Beach (ChE '17) and Christoph Krumm (Ph.D. ChE '16) represented Sironix Renewables at the 2017 MN Cup competition and won the Energy/Clean Tech/Water division. As division winners, Sironix Renewables will receive $30,000 to invest in its breakout idea and advances to the finals of the competition. Krumm is the President and Co-Founder of Sironix Renewables, a seed-stage company developing environmentally friendly and safe chemicals from plants to be used for industrial consumer products.

Twenty-four teams of innovators from the eight MN Cup divisions had been vying for the chance to make it into the fourth and final round of judging. It’s been a long road—one that began with 1300 participants organized into 520 teams. These final division winners will face off in a battle for additional investment money—a pot that includes the grand prize, second place award and various special dedicated prizes. The winners of what adds up to $450,000 in total prize money (a new MN Cup record!) will be announced at a live event on October 9 at the Carlson School of Management.

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