Frequently Asked Questions

Each ACC school is responsible for selecting the undergraduate team which will represent their university at the competition. The individual schools may use internal competitions, incubators, accelerators, courses, etc., to choose their representative team.
Visit our website in early April to watch the pre-recorded pitches and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award between April 5-6, 2021. Watch the broadcasted competition where we will be announcing the finalists and 1st, 2nd and People's Choice winners on April 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. EST through local PBS stations across the ACC and via our website.
For the first time since its inception in 2016, the competition will be held virtually in 2021. Visit our website in early April to watch the pre-recorded pitches and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award between April 5-6, 2021. Watch the broadcasted competition where we will be announcing the finalists and 1st, 2nd and People's Choice winners on April 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. EST through local PBS stations across the ACC or via our website.
This year is the first year that we will be hosting this event 100% virtually.  You will be able to see the finalists pre-recorded pitches on our website on April 5-6 to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.  You can watch the broadcasted competition where we will be announcing the finalists and 1st, 2nd and People's Choice winners on April 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. EST through local PBS stations across the ACC or via our website.
The organizers of the ACC InVenture Prize choose the final round judges based on their expertise and background.  They are entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business executives, innovators or have related experience. 
No, the preliminary round is closed to the public.