Four student startup teams received milestone grants at the Get Seeded Final Pitch Event in June 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.
Bushwhack — $1,300 — Prototyping
Chase McMicken, Branson McKell and Jake Rubart have been proving their concept over this past year, and the funding they received with GetSeeded will propel them into making their suspended tent a reality. Once the first few prototypes are completed, the Bushwhack team will be testing their 3-in-1 tents in the Wasatch Mountains and other wild places in Utah. Catch up on their adventures on Instagram @bushwhack_outdoor_co.
Electrochrome — $2,000 — Prototyping
In their first appearance at GetSeeded, Electrochrome (Carl Luft, Logan Kiefer, Spencer Bailey and Dr. Taylor Sparks, Ph.D.) delivered their concept for pre-set, self-tinting ski goggles, hoping to create a die-cast prototype. The team walked away with $2,000 to fund their prototyping efforts and begin collaborating with international goggle manufacturer Scott Sports.
Mountins — $1,300 — Design
Aaron Dobron clinched funding for the final design phase for Mountins — a discount package for dining at restaurants in Park City — before manufacturing his concept. You can look forward to seeing Mountins being sold in local shops and hotels, and accepted in Park City restaurants, very soon. Follow along the dining journey at moun-tins.com.
Sit Up — $995 — Prototyping
Founder Stella Markova and summer intern Jolly Karungi convinced our Get Seeded audience that the Sit Up assisted elevation apparatus is ready for a functioning prototype. Stella has been working hard with contacts in the manufacturing industry, and we can expect to see SitUp operating at Get Seeded again soon.