Join us at the next Walleye Tank: Rochester,MN December 7,2018

Get your tickets to be in our audience on our Eventbrite Page


Join us at the next Walleye Tank: Rochester,MN December 7,2018

Get your tickets to be in our audience on our Eventbrite Page

Apply Now to Compete

Applications close on November 16th

Walleye Tank is a Minnesota based life science pitch competition which provides an educational opportunity for emerging and established medical and life science companies.

A Community Based Competition

The Walleye Tank competition focuses on removing barriers for entrepreneurs, not cash awards. We work hard to curate our audience with investors, subject matter experts, service providers, job seekers, and mentors that will help you accelerate your business forward.

Participants Pitch In One of Three Divisions

Junior Anglers

This cohort is for entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development. Junior angler’s have normally not yet incorporated their company or completed their MVP.

Mid-level Reelers

This division is for incorporated companies that are in the early stages of fundraising. Normally, Mid-level Reeler’s do not have active sales or revenue but they have a completed MVP.


Participants in the professional division come from established life-science business with active sales and have normally completed at least one round of fundraising. These competitors are often companies that have previously competed in one of the other two Walleye Tank divisions and have been invited back.

Are you a student?

Students are encouraged to apply to Walleye Tank by participating in the Student Entrepreneurial Showcase. This competition helps students receive additional feedback on their businesses from local business experts. The Student Showcase will take place on November 29th, 2018 at Cascade Meadow on the campus of Saint Marys Univeristy Rochester.

Please note that this competition is not limited to medical and life science ideas or companies.

The Walleyes

All of these events are overseen by a panel of judges assembled from experienced entrepreneurs and investors from the local area. The judges have a chance to question and advise the entrepreneurs after each pitch as well as forge connections with promising companies. Meet the Walleyes!

2018 Ice Fishing Supporting Partners

Thanks to all of our supporters to helping to build our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Come and meet representatives from these organizations at the next Walleye Tank on December 7th.