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Congratulations to the three most recent teams that have been selected for the 2018 ACC InVenture Prize!


The University of North Carolina announces Team Watchdog Medical for the 2018 ACC InVenture Prize. Taylor Lynn Williams, Logan Frederick, Megan Anderson, Andrew Conley, and Dhruv Shankar compose the team and have created a device for early detection of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants in the NICU. To learn more, go here.

The University of Miami announces Team Wander Without Worry for the 2018 ACC InVenture Prize. Cody Sklar composes the team, and has created a health-conscious, allergy-friendly meal preparation service that delivers peace of mind directly to your doorstep. To learn more, go here.

Wake Forest University announces Team Nori for the 2018 ACC InVenture Prize. Lauren Connors, Annabel Love, Claire O'Brien, Alexis Schmittlein, and Courtney Toll compose Team Nori. Their invention is an elongated flat iron for clothes featuring fabric-specific heat settings that removes wrinkles with ease. To learn more, go here.

Georgia Institute of Technology announces Team Ultraview for the 2018 InVenture Prize.  Kolby Hanley composes Team Ultraview.  His invention is a first of its kind aiming device for competitive archery.  To learn more, go 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 April 5th and 6th, 2018, 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.