Pay It Forward Funding is available for up to $10,000, and rewards innovators who wish to replicate previously funded innovations on their college or university campus. Successful proposals will focus on past funded innovations exhibited at the 2019 Shark Tank Open event. Priority will be given to innovations that align with the strategic goals of Minnesota State and explicitly address the success of our students, our commitment to diversity and equity, and the financial sustainability of our colleges and universities.
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 innovations and compete for funding to implement their ideas - and it keeps getting bigger and better each year! For full information see Shark Tank Open website or the PDF below.