Since 2016, Minnesota State colleges and universities have participated in an annual Shark Tank Open event where faculty, staff, and students go before expert panels to pitch their innovatations and compete for funding to implement their ideas - and it keeps getting bigger and better each year!

Shark Tank Open

This year's 2018 event included keynote speakers from community leaders and innovation showrooms from previous winners. Photos from the event can be found on Twitter by referencing #MinnStateShark. And check out videos of last year's winners: