ST. CLOUD -- Business leaders in the community are meeting with local college students to hear their next great business idea.

The St. Cloud State University Entrepreneurship Club is hosting their 2nd annual Shark Tank event Monday.

Just like the T.V. show, students will pitch their idea to a panel of judges for a chance at prize money to get their business off the ground.

Club President Andrew Dahlberg and Advisor Martin Breaker believe the event helps students learn what it means to be an entrepreneur. Breaker says the club has picked six businesses to present.

"We have opened the opportunity for any student on campus to present their business idea to a group of judges and win some money to get their business off the ground if they want to," says Breaker.

Breaker says the event also gives students a chance to connect with CEOs in the community.

"These judges are going to be looking at what the best business concept is and the one most likely to succeed. It's a great event for students and the public too," Breaker.

The judges will then choose the business that will be most likely to succeed and help future business leader get off the ground. The feedback from the judges help students learn what works well in a business.

Breaker says they plan to add four more business classes in the fall of 2018 to further teach students.

The Shark Tank event will be held Monday at 6:00 p.m. in Centennial Hall. The event is free and open to everyone.

Story written by WJON intern Jacob Lundy.