Over 30 teams applied to the monthly Get Seeded grant program in September, and six were chosen to participate in the Final Pitch Event on Sept. 25. On a brisk autumn evening at Lassonde Studios, six teams pitched to an audience of over 100 people to decide which of their businesses would be funded. With more than $4,000 on the line, these startups gave it their all with amazing pitch decks and presentations. The ideas ranged from backpacking supplies and body scrub to denture care. Get Seeded is sponsored by Zions Bank.
Here are the startup teams that received funding at the event:
Audience Vote Score 318 – Amount Received $467.70 – Marketing (funding purpose)
Backpacker’s Box is putting together innovative gear bundles for rugged weekend warriors! Their unique sourcing pipeline and wholesale discounts are sure to save the backpacker enthusiast hundreds of dollars and several shopping hours, all while getting to try out the latest backpacking gear shipped conveniently to their home. It’s a win-win-win business model. Discover more at www.backpackersbox.us.
Audience Vote Score 308 – Amount Received $1,000 – Prototyping
This team of engineers won’t sit back and relax until they can hang their hammocks anywhere in the world. The hammock they’re designing – called the “Tammock” – has a built-in lightweight frame so you can sleep in the comfort of a hammock anywhere you go-no trees, no problem! Find out more at www.litoutdoors.com.
Dirty Man Scrubs
Audience Vote Score 308 – Amount Received $325 – Marketing
Collin Straka, a first-year MBA student, spent the last year in San Francisco living out of a van and learned a lot about staying fresh on the go. Most guys don’t know it, but body scrubs allow you to ditch the luffa and stay squeaky clean. Body scrubs aren’t just for women anymore — they’re coming to freshen up the men in your life, and Dirty Man Scrubs is leading the way! Get cleaned up at www.dirtymanscrubs.com.
Audience Vote Score 292 – Amount Received $700 – Prototyping & Marketing
What is a parent to do when he or she can’t find a dinosaur dress for his or her daughter? Hillary Fair, studying accounting and finance, took matters into her own hands and started a full line of STEM themed clothing for little girls. Starting with a unique dinosaur print, she’s working her way into several different prints and patterns designed with the curiously scientific little girl in mind. Find her on www.etsy.com/shop/CurieWear.
Audience Vote Score 281 – Amount Received $1,350 – Prototyping
These aren’t your grandpa’s Lincoln Logs. magBlocks are a new way for kids to play by building and creating innovative magnetic fortresses. Parents and kids alike love the simple connectivity of magBlocks as well as the smooth wooden finish, and they’re coming soon to a store near you! Discover them at www.magblocks.xyz.