A view of the Minnesota Cup finals

75F awarded grand prize at the Minnesota Cup

The startup was also the Energy/Clean Tech/Water division winner

By Valerie Engler
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Minnesota Cup division finalists gathered at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center Wednesday night to celebrate their accomplishments.

75F -- a startup that developed a product which controls the air temperature of a room through cloud-based software -- won the overall competition and was awarded $50,000 in grand prize money.

The company also won the Energy/Clean Tech/Water division and received a matching grant of $25,000 from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

“Through the course of this adventure, we’ve learned so much about how to structure, manage, and grow our business, and we are grateful for all that the Minnesota Cup competition has given us,” Deepinder Singh, founder of 75F, said in a statement. “We are excited to represent the Minnesota Cup and promise to do it proud as we continue to keep everyone from being too hot or too cold — and of course, to scale and grow over the next year.”