ACC InVenture Prize 2021

North Carolina State University will once again serve as the host of The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize competition! Thirteen universities have committed to competing at this year's event and have selected their best entrepreneurs to represent them at the nations' largest undergraduate student innovation competition. 

Although the competition will be held virtually this year, students will have the opportunity to network and discover Raleigh's strong and vibrant community of entrepreneurs, investors, and supporting organizations via a virtual networking event on April 8, at 5:30 p.m. People's Choice voting will become available on this page from April 5-6, 2021 so make sure to mark your calendars and check-in early April to view all the school pitches. 

Winners will be announced on April 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. via the PBS stations across the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tune in to cheer your favorite team and to see who will bring home the grand prize!

Competing Teams

Brave Virtual Worlds
University of Virginia

Brave is developing motion capture hardware and data-driven software for sports to revolutionize how people view human kinetics.

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DoseDEFENSE
University of Louisville

DoseDEFENSE is a pill bottle insert that limits pill output to just one at a time, allowing patients to assert better control over their medication.

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EATS2SEATS
University of North Carolina

EATS2SEATS provides fundraising opportunities for nonprofits by partnering with stadium concessions to meet staffing needs during sports and entertainment events.

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Eureka Match
University of Miami

Eureka Match App is a one-stop professional networking tool designed for college students.

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GiveCard
Boston College

Specialized debit cards for the homeless.

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LZRD Tech
Georgia Tech

A compression arm sleeve with integrated grip-enhancing textile technology that allows the user to grab more while staying protected.

Medi-Kool
Florida State University

Medi-Kool can save countless lives by maintaining the quality of temperature-sensitive medication during main power grid outages.

Mound Power
University of Notre Dame

Mound Power provides affordable lower body force analysis to baseball coaches and pitchers of all levels so they can reduce injuries and maximize pitching performance.

Reachable Solutions
University of Pittsburgh

Reachable Solutions helps people with limited mobility reclaim independence by assisting them to do daily tasks through simple, discreet, and affordable accessibility devices.

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StudentSide
Duke University

StudentSide is a platform facilitating candid conversations between current high school and college students about life on campus.

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SugEx
Syracuse University

SugEx improves the blood sugar monitoring experience through user-centered design.

UV Scope
North Carolina State University

A reusable handheld device to detect bacteria for organizations who need to guarantee cleanliness such as hospitals and food processing plants.

Judges

CEO of Marques Colston Enterprises (MCE)
CEO Bagchi Group
CEO of Lulu.com

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