Four student startup teams received milestone grants at the Get Seeded Final Pitch Event in July 2018 at Lassonde Studios. See below for a list of teams and their product ideas.
Get Seeded is a monthly milestone grant funding program open to all college students in Utah. The first step is to apply online. Top teams advance to the Final Pitch Event, where they pitch to an audience that votes on who gets funded. All university students in Utah are welcome to apply for grants.
The program is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank.
Learn more and apply for the next funding opportunity here: lassonde.utah.edu/getseeded.
Holy Crepe — $2,000 — Equipment
After debuting their product at our June Get Seeded event, Daniel Damiani and Felipe Perrotti pitched their crepe-on-a-skewer concept to fund upgrading their equipment and service. The Holy Crepe team sweetened the deal for the audience by offering samples at our Demo Day event, and it seems everyone is excited to enjoy crepes-on-a-skewer around the U of U campus soon!
HoneyComb Armor — $2,000 — Prototyping
Founders John York and Jamie Eckstein have presented a brilliant solution to a common problem with current ballistics vests: modular armor plates. This innovation means vests are reusable, while better protecting law enforcement and military personnel safe. HoneyComb will use their GetSeeded funds to continue testing and prototyping their design.
Item Rescue — $2,000 — Marketing
In his final Get Seeded appearance, newly-graduated Beau Buehler attained funding to take his proven service product to the next level of credibility. Buehler plans to attend the Hotel Technology Convention to build his network and promote Item Rescue to hundreds of potential clients. Best of luck, Beau — we’ll miss seeing you at Get Seeded! Keep up with Item Rescue’s journey at itemrescue.com.
Quantum Snow — $2,000 — Equipment
With this last ski season offering a sub-optimal number of powder days, Peter Veals and Trey Alvey have created Quantum Snow at the perfect time! Their innovative approach to creating man-made snow that more accurately simulates fresh powder won over our Get Seeded audience, and we can’t wait to see their progress this coming school year.