It's not easy to land an appearance on "Shark Tank," the ABC series that receives tens of thousands of applications each year from entrepreneurs hoping to pitch their ideas to investors.

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Students and staff at Stony Brook University, however, have another option: Wolfie Tank. The Nov. 2 event, named for Stony Brook's mascot, the Sea Wolf, is modeled after the TV show and will give participants a chance to bounce business plans off seasoned entrepreneurs, who will offer feedback and advice.

Judges will include Andrew Hazen, who runs several local co-working spaces for technology startups, and Paul Trapani, a vice president of the Long Island Software & Technology Network. Competitors must apply by Oct. 9. For more go to you.stonybrook.edu/wolfietank