Adventure Capital Partners with UnitedHealthcare for the AdCap Innovation Challenge

This fall, UnitedHealthcare teamed up with GENYOUth to present social entrepreneurship opportunities for local high school students through GENYOUth’s social entrepreneurship program, AdVenture Capital. We were thrilled to visit Salt Lake City for the very first time, and Pittsburgh for the second time, to meet over 100 brave, curious and bold entrepreneurs!

Between the two events in Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City, over 100 local students ages 13-17 were invited to design projects to make their schools a healthier place, collaborate with volunteer mentors and compete in a head-to-head pitch competition, “shark tank style.”

At the end of each day, winners were selected to win $1,000 from UnitedHealthcare to bring their idea to life.

Congratulations to all the winners from Salt Lake City and Pittsburgh! Stay tuned to hear more about their big ideas come to life!

Salt Lake City Winners:

• Morgan High School, “Fitness and Food Festival”

• West High School, “Stand Up West”

• North Cache High School, “The Hot Hoop”

• Spanish Fork High School, “What's the Dill?”

• Syracuse High School, “Diabetic Attack”

• Salem Hills, “Salem Chakra”

• Tiggert Middle, “Nutrition Bar”

• West High School, “Project Life Management Class”

• ALC (Advanced Learning Center), “Active Minutes”

• Harridan High School, “School Store Smoothies”

Pittsburgh Winners:

• Deer Lakes High School, “Waste Efficient Fresh Lunch Program”

• Belle Vernon, “Produce Put to Good Use”

• Kiski Area Intermediate, “Kiski Grab N Go Breakfast Bar”

• Aliquippa High School, “Super Activities and Food (SAF)”

• Thomas Jefferson High School, “ExerWISE”

• South Park High School, “Healthy Helper”

• Deer Lakes High School, “Field Day”

• The Kiski School, “Ride to Health”

• Ambridge Area High Schook, “Step One”

• Manchester Craftsmen Guild, “Fooduo Global”