North Carolina State University hosted the sixth annual ACC InVenture Prize competition.
Thirteen ACC universities sent their best undergraduate entrepreneurs to compete. Winners were announced via a YouTube Premiere on April 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. and via PBS stations across the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Congratulations to the first-place winners, UV Scope representing NC State University, the second-place winners, Reachable Solutions, representing University of Pittsburgh, and the People's Choice Award winners, EATS2SEATS representing UNC-Chapel Hill.
Click to learn more about the competing teams & students.
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.
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.
Specialized debit cards for the homeless.
A reusable handheld device to detect bacteria for organizations who need to guarantee cleanliness such as hospitals and food processing plants.
SugEx improves the blood sugar monitoring experience through user-centered design.
StudentSide is a platform facilitating candid conversations between current high school and college students about life on campus.
Reachable Solutions helps people with limited mobility reclaim independence by assisting them to do daily tasks through simple, discreet, and affordable accessibility devices.
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.
Medi-Kool can save countless lives by maintaining the quality of temperature-sensitive medication during main power grid outages.
A compression arm sleeve with integrated grip-enhancing textile technology that allows the user to grab more while staying protected.
EATS2SEATS provides fundraising opportunities for nonprofits by partnering with stadium concessions to meet staffing needs during sports and entertainment events.
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.
Brave is developing motion capture hardware and data-driven software for sports to revolutionize how people view human kinetics.