Shark Tank Open

The 2021 Innovation Funding Round is Now Open!

View the announcement  |  Apply by 4:00 pm January 22, 2021.

The next Shark Tank Open will be held virtually on April 8, 2021. More information coming soon.

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

Faculty and staff innovators from across the state go before expert panels, providing spirited pitches in an effort to receive innovation funding to see their ideas come to life.


Browse previously funded innovations in the Innovation Gallery.

Visit the Shark Tank Open playlist to watch videos highlighting previous projects.

Read Stories of Innovation on the ASA Newsletter.

For more information contact Stephen Kelly

Minnesota State faculty, staff, and administrators interested in applying for an innovation funding grant can visit the Innovation Funding SharePoint (log in using StarID@MinnState.edu) to find more information and applications.