North Carolina State University served as the host of The 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize competition! Thirteen ACC universities sent their best undergraduate entrepreneurs to compete at the nations' largest undergraduate student innovation competition.
Winners were announced via a YouTube Premiere on April 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. and via PBS stations across the Atlantic Coast Conference. A huge congrats to all competition teams for their accomplishments and a massive congrats to the following winners!
1st place: UV Scope representing NC State University
2nd place: Reachable Solutions representing University of Pittsburgh
People's Choice: EAT2SEATS representing UNC-Chapel Hill
A reusable handheld device to detect bacteria for organizations who need to guarantee cleanliness such as hospitals and food processing plants.
Reachable Solutions helps people with limited mobility reclaim independence by assisting them to do daily tasks through simple, discreet, and affordable accessibility devices.
EATS2SEATS provides fundraising opportunities for nonprofits by partnering with stadium concessions to meet staffing needs during sports and entertainment events.
Brave is developing motion capture hardware and data-driven software for sports to revolutionize how people view human kinetics.
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.
Specialized debit cards for the homeless.
A compression arm sleeve with integrated grip-enhancing textile technology that allows the user to grab more while staying protected.
Medi-Kool can save countless lives by maintaining the quality of temperature-sensitive medication during main power grid outages.
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.
munchlabs' unique restaurant expansion kits allow for existing commercial kitchens to add thousands of dollars per month in revenue without large capital investment or major changes to their businesses.
Nature’s Gift is the reusable tampon applicator for people who want to incorporate sustainable practices into their personal menstrual routines without compromising on comfort.
StudentSide is a platform facilitating candid conversations between current high school and college students about life on campus.
SugEx improves the blood sugar monitoring experience through user-centered design.