ACC InVenture Prize 2019

Video Recording

Competing Teams

University of Virginia
People's Choice Winner
First Place Winner

Minimally Invasive Spinal Technology (MIST), LLC is the creator of ThIRA, a patent-pending disc replacement system which dynamically treats children with scoliosis and is aimed at improving patient quality of life, without the invasiveness, pain, and long recovery time of current procedures.

Alexander Singh
Rohit Rustagi
George Vithoulkas
Eric Taleghani
Syracuse University
Second Place Winner

Our product is L-IV (Liberating Intravenous). L-IV is a wearable, more portable solution to IV treatment. It allows the user to abandon the constant reminder of their sickness being the IV Pole using both gravity fed methods and pressure infusion methods.

Alec Gillinder
Quinn King
Brüzd Foods Inc.
Boston College

Brüzd Foods is a social enterprise with a goal to combat and reduce food waste by rescuing and recovering imperfect, unwanted produce and redistributing it to consumers in an affordable and accessible subscription box.

Mckenna Polich
Alex Wong
Wake Forest University

Our product is the first formaldehyde free, hypoallergenic shin guard on the market.

Brittany Dickinson
Veerle Bos
University of Notre Dame

DeLive aspires to increase the survival rates of people in need of time-sensitive medical care through the rapid deployment of emergency medicine via unmanned aerial systems.

Zachary Kousens
Nathaniel Hanson
Quinn Foley
Patrick Fine
Ethos Medical
Georgia Tech

Ethos is making spinal taps quicker and safer by providing an intuitive real-time needle guidance system for use right at the patient’s bedside.

Lucas Muller
Cassidy Wang
Dev Mandavia
InnoHealth Diagnostics
Florida State University

InnoHealth Diagnostics is a social enterprise that empowers communities in Nigeria and beyond to eliminate neglected tropical diseases, starting with schistosomiasis, by using culturally-competent, point-of-care DNA amplification devices to achieve early diagnosis of the infection: increasing the communities’ quality of life and work-life years.

Nkechi Emetuche
Angela Udongwo
University of North Carolina

Phyta has designed innovative strategies for seaweed cultivation to offer a sustainable, alternative ingredient for various consumer products while promoting climate resilience and economic development.

Eliza Harrison
Emily Kian
Portal Technologies
North Carolina State University

Portal is a counter-top retail platform that allows brands to reach their target audiences through the power of computer vision and host curation.

Malay Shah
Hartley Leroy
David Lovato
David Schuler
Goutham Subramanian
Redshift Education
Virginia Tech

Redshift Education builds project-based learning content in virtual reality.


Maria Jernigan
Mark Carman
Kiran Bagalkotkar
Jooyoung Whang
Vince DiNardo
Taylor Carroll
University of Louisville

A smart headlight for bicyclist that provides them with greater safety, visibility, and riding time.

Taylor Fatheree
Cameron O'nan
University of Pittsburgh

Trek is developing a unique, portable, and chewable teeth cleaning solution for people on the go.

Emily Siegel
Lauren Yocum
Duke University

Zogo is a white-labeled, financial education focused, mobile banking application that helps teenagers become better at money management.

Boluni Li
Simran Singh


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