ACC InVenture Prize @ Virginia Tech Winner Announced

The winning team of the second annual ACC InVenture Prize @ Virginia Tech competition was selected on November 2, 2016, by a panel of local business leaders at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg, Virginia. The ACC InVenture Prize is an innovation competition in which teams of undergraduates representing each ACC university pitch their inventions or businesses before a live audience and a panel of judges.


Tech Wound Solutions Winner in the ACC Inventure Prize @ Virginia Tech

Tech Wound Solutions winner in the 2016 ACC Inventure Prize @ Virginia Tech

Tech Wound Solutions, which included team members Juliana Downey, Tucker King, Kimberly Wyluda, and Elisabeth Rebholz, will advance to the ACC InVenture Prize competition at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 30 and 31, 2017, where they will deliver a 3-minute pitch before a live television audience to compete against other ACC universities for $30,000 in prizes. Tech Wound Solutions aims to bring better health care to patients with chronic wounds by implementing an innovative solution. This new form of treatment involves reforming the way you look at active care.

Tech Wound Solutions will also compete against Virginia Tech finalist student teams on April 12, 2017, at the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals for the chance to win one of three scholarship prizes, including the Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award of $5,000 for the most outstanding tangible product, the $5,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Information Technology Award for the most outstanding intangible product or service, and the $5,000 People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business. One of the two teams that receive the Advanced Manufacturing or Information Technology awards will earn the grand prize and receive an additional $10,000 in scholarship assistance, as well as the opportunity to compete on a world stage in the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge next August.

To read more about all finalists of the ACC InVenture Prize @ Virginia Tech, go to

Tickets to the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals are free and include access to the student presentations, networking reception, and awards ceremony. Register online at

For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at [email protected].

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

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