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The first ACC InVenture Prize Team has been announced.

University of Virginia announces Team AgroSpheres will be their representative at the ACC InVenture Prize competition. Payam Pourtaheri, Ameer Shakeel and Joey Frank developed a biotech company that gives farmers precise control over their harvesting schedule by degrading excess pesticides into a non-toxic derivative, allowing the farmer to harvest their produce on-demand while complyiing with the Pre-Harvest Intervals set by the EPA.  Learn more at here.


They've gone head to head on the field, and now the Atlantic Coast Conference’s best entrepreneurs battle it out Shark Tank-style. Each university has set out to find their very best students to compete against other ACC schools in the second annual ACC InVenture Prize innovation competition. On March 30th and 31st, 2017, the fifteen student teams of the ACC will travel to Georgia Tech and pitch their inventions to a panel of expert judges.

Preview/play icon of the ACC InVenture Prize promo video.Member institutions of the ACC will hold internal competitions to identify the best team to represent their institution at this year's ACC InVenture Prize. During the two rounds of competition, judges will evaluate each team on their quality of idea, business model, entrepreneurship, and probability of success. The final round will be broadcast live on television by Public Broadcasting Service affiliates down the east coast. Student participants will engage in a variety of innovation and startup activities while in Atlanta and also present their work following the final competition to audience members, the public, and potential investors.