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ACC Inventure Prize
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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. Teams compete for $30,000 in prizes and a chance to be the next ACC InVenture Prize winner.

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What Is 1789?
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Are you interested in innovation or have an idea? The first step is joining our community. From there, we will get you plugged into to resources across campus. 1789 is a community of UNC students with similar passions. It’s where you can explore innovative ideas, work on entrepreneurial projects and even begin to build a startup.

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Carolina Startup Connect
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For both students and startup leaders, Carolina Startup Connect 2021 includes two events designed to build relationships among intern-seeking ventures and talented college students in central North Carolina. Carolina Startup Connect offers special funding opportunities that help startups and students afford the costs of internships – creating a win-win partnership for growing companies and aspiring young entrepreneurs.

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Ask An Innovator!
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Visit Ask an Innovator, a simple, yet powerful online platform that’s powered by Innovate Carolina and created in partnership with The Entrepreneurship Center at Kenan-Flagler Business School. This digital tool makes it easy for you to send your questions to our community of innovators who are ready to assist. It’s free and available for you to use at your convenience

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Student Startup Funding
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Are you a Carolina student who’s working on a commercial or socially driven startup? Now is your chance to apply to two of UNC-Chapel Hill’s top student venture programs at the same time.

On February 3, Innovate Carolina will open a combined application for its 1789 Student Venture Fund and Launch Chapel Hill summer accelerator programs. The application deadline is February 13 at 11:59 p.m.

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Six Reasons to Join 1789