2024 ACC InVenture Deadline 01/25/24

Aidan Mickleburgh, a Syracuse alum and previous ACC Inventure Prize Second Place winner
Aidan Mickleburgh, a Syracuse alum and previous ACC Inventure Prize Second Place winner

Applications are officially OPEN for this year’s ACC InVenture Prize competition! Act fast because applications close this Thursday 01.25! CLICK HERE TO APPLY The winner of the Syracuse University competition will receive an expense paid trip to compete in the ACC InVenture Prize finals from March 26-28 in Tallahassee, FL. The televised finals feature one team from each of the 15 colleges and universities in the ACC Academic Consortium who compete for $30,000 in prizes.

Teams selected from the applicant pool will compete in the live pitch Syracuse qualifier on Thursday, February 1, from 4 – 6 pm in Bird Library. Don’t miss the opportunity—submit your application before it’s too late!

ALL applicants are encouraged to join pitch workshops starting Wednesday, January 24th, from Noon-1 p.m. Led by Aidan Mickleburgh, a Syracuse alum and ACC Inventure Prize Second Place winner, and Linda Hartsock, previous director of the Blackstone LaunchPad. Virtual workshops on Jan 30 (6-8 p.m.) and in-person practice pitches on Jan 31 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at Bird Library.

Competitive applications cover technology or research in areas like agriculture, biology, life sciences, medical, climate, consumer electronics, education, finance, sports, hardware, software, AI, VR, big data, autonomous devices, robotics, advanced materials, IoT, 5G, etc.

Open to undergraduates or recent degree holders (within the past year) who are original creators, inventors, or owners of the intellectual property. Teams with revenue or funding over $100,000 are ineligible. Qualifier finalists can apply for LaunchPad Innovation Fund grants and Orange Innovation Fund grants.