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2021 Shark Tank Open

April 8 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shark Tank Open

April 8, 2021

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Shark Tank Open is Minnesota State Educational Innovation’s premier innovation event, drawing educators from across 37 colleges and universities for one grand afternoon of reimagining education!

Faculty and staff innovators from across the state will go before expert panels (the sharks), providing spirited pitches in an effort to win up to $25,000 in innovation funding.

This year the entire Shark Tank Open event will be held virtually via Zoom and will feature:

  • Recognition for newly awarded innovation projects  – Help celebrate your colleague’s achievements as new innovative projects get underway.  
  • Live pitches to expert panels (the sharks) – Faculty and staff innovators from across the system will  give spirited pitches in an effort to receive up to $25,000 in innovation funding. 
  • Announcement of New Innovation Opportunities  – Learn more about the upcoming Pay It Forward Funding round and brand new opportunities to engage in innovative projects in the system. 

Registration Required

Use the RSVP tool below to register.  After registering, a calendar invite with details on how to join will be sent to you, please add this event to your calendar. 

The 2021 Shark Tank Open is comprised of two additional categories of events:

  • The Innovation Expo featuring 22 presentations of previous innovation funding recipients, occuring the month leading up to the Shark Tank Open (March 2 – April 7, 2021)
  • A selection of workshops to get hands-on with funded innovations, occurring April 9, 2021.

Learn more and register separately for these events at www.MinnState.edu/Shark.



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