Every year, each of the 15 ACC universities selects their very best undergraduate student entrepreneurs to represent them and compete against other ACC schools in this Shark Tank-style entrepreneurship competition. 

For the very first time since its inception in 2016, the ACC InVenture Prize went virtual for 2021 and North Carolina State University served as the host university for the competition. 13 of the 15 ACC schools competed for 1st place ($15,000), 2nd place ($10,000) and a People’s Choice award ($5,000.) 

The 1-hour award ceremony premiered on April 21, 2021 via YouTube and PBS stations across the ACC. 

A Big Congratulations to 2021 Winning Teams

1st Place - UV Scope, NC State University

2nd place - Reachable Solutions, University of Pittsburgh

People's Choice - EAT2SEATS, UNC-Chapel Hill

 View full 2021 competition details by visiting the 2021 competition tab.


The Competition

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Learn more about the competition history, rules and regulations, prizes, and previous winners.

Sizzle Reel

Recap of The ACC InVenture Prize Competition 2019

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Get a glimpse at the nation's largest undergraduate student innovation competition of 2019 – The ACC InVenture Prize Competition!