Student-Athletes Assisting at ACC InVenture Prize

April 5, 2016

Nine Georgia Tech student-athletes will be on hand to assist guests Wednesday during the finals of the inaugural ACC InVenture Prize competition.

The “Shark Tank” style pitch competition is where a team of undergraduates representing each ACC school will pitch their invention or business before a live audience and a panel of judges. Teams will compete for $30,000 in prizes and a chance to be the first ACCIC winner.

The preliminary round (15 teams will pitch) will be held Tuesday with the finals (five teams will pitch) broadcast live on TV and streamed online Wednesday evening.

The ACC InVenture Prize is a collaborative effort by institutional leadership from the ACC. It represents an opportunity to stimulate undergraduate entrepreneurial activity and increase student-faculty engagement, to celebrate and highlight the exceptional creativity and ingenuity of our students, and to inspire a greater sense of camaraderie across the conference.

Student-athletes representing the Georgia Tech Athletic Association are:

Melissa Fairey, Women’s Track / Cross Country, Mechanical Engineering
Rebecca Entrekin, Women’s Track / Cross Country, Materials Science & Engineering
Haley Stumvoll, Women’s Track / Cross Country, Electrical Engineering
Kaylee Isaacs, Women’s Track / Cross Country, Biology
Sara Gilbert, Swimming & Diving, Industrial Engineering
Joseph Portillo, Swimming & Diving, Mechanical Engineering
Martine Fortune, Women’s Basketball, Literature, Media and Communication
Rebecca Martin, Volleyball, Industrial Engineering
Teegan Van Gunst, Volleyball, Mechanical Engineering

For more information on the inaugural ACC InVenture prize, visit


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