ACC InVenture Prize Competition 2021

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.

North Carolina State University

Competing Teams

Nature’s Gift

Clemson University

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.


University of Miami

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.


Boston College

Specialized debit cards for the homeless.

UV Scope

North Carolina State University
First Place Winner

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


Syracuse University

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


Duke University

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

Reachable Solutions

University of Pittsburgh
Second Place Winner

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

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.


Florida State University

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


Georgia Tech

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


University of North Carolina
People's Choice Winner

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


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.

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.


Marques Colston
Marques Colston Enterprises
Founder and CEO

Bob Young
Founder and CEO

Ravila Gupta
Bagchi Group
Chief Executive Officer


Faith Salie