Meet the 14 startup teams in our Company Launch program at Lassonde Studios for fall 2023. They are a diverse group of students working in many different industries. Find a complete list below.
Company Launch offers these startup teams office space at Lassonde Studios, cohort gatherings, workshops, staff coaches, peer mentors, and more. All students at the University of Utah are welcome to apply to join the program. Startups are admitted every semester.
The program is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and sponsored by Zions Bank.
Learn more and apply to join the program at lassonde.utah.edu/launch.
Fall 2023 Startup Teams
Alon Meir Piano Tuning – Alon Meir Piano Tuning tunes and repairs pianos across Salt Lake City.
Big Trust Cosmetic – Big Trust Cosmetic is a Korean cosmetics company that sells acne patches, sunscreen, and facemasks.
Breezy Ski Co. – Breezy Ski Co. is an environmentally conscious ski gear and supply company that specializes in heated ski bags and apparel.
HomeBrew – HomeBrew is an all-in-one business management application designed for the small business owner of the 21st century. Housing a full suite of business development applications, a forum for small business owners to communicate and trade, and a custom-built scalability framework designed to suggest business development solutions, HomeBrew is the final word in starting, running, and growing any small business.
Luv gluvs – Luv gluvs is a ski glove company selling custom-made, laser-engraved gloves. They also engrave customers’ existing gloves. They aim toward creating an affordable glove that the mountain community is proud to show off.
Organic Vestitus – Organic Vestitus is an organic lifestyle brand that creates hemp apparel. The apparel will differentiate from the lack of creativity in the current hemp clothing industry. They are working toward raising awareness about global climate issues and the environmental benefits of hemp.
Quantonium – Quantonium is a video game development company. They will develop games to pitch to publishers or self-publish with a small team.
Pretty Boy – Pretty Boy is a unique indie streetwear brand that has an eclectic vintage aesthetic and celebrates femininity. Its clothes are fun and unique, while still comfortable and affordable. Pretty Boy and its sister nonprofit organization, Pretty Boy Foundation, work together to help bring supplies and resources to the unhoused.
SadieB Personal Care – SadieB is a personal care company for Gen Z girls with a social mission of empowering girls through products that focus on their abilities, accomplishments, and goodness rather than the look they are trying to achieve. SadieB is founded, led, and operated by girls with a girl’s P.O.V. Through products, opportunities, and voice, their purpose is to empower every girl to be an unstoppable force for good. With products like the Athlete, Go-getter, Adventurer, and Creator, girls can focus on their goals. They give girls opportunities to learn and jump-start their career paths through their mentorship program. Lastly, they support causes like the Girl Up United Nations Foundation and more.
Smart Sprinkler – Smart Sprinkler is a product that allows users to water their lawns and gardens easily and affordably. The product comes with an accompanying app and is designed for easy installation by the customer, resulting in a cost savings of up to 50% compared to traditional sprinkler systems.
Sneakerdonjohn – Sneakerdonjohn is a sneaker company that brings high-end and exclusive rare sneakers to the public resell market.
Sonatic – Sonatic unifies the music realm through a dedicated interface. Their mission is to increase connection beyond the modern listening experience. The platform has three main features: Convo, Creator Studio, and the Feed. Convo allows users to interact with music in a new way by introducing annotation-style threads. The Creator Studio allows users to creatively express themselves by curating their user profiles with their favorite albums, lyrics, and annotations.
U Bike Go – U Bike Go is a micro-mobility solution for students on the University of Utah campus.
WHAT iF – WHAT iF sells one-of-a-kind pieces of sterling silver jewelry. The founder is a silversmith trying to make a difference in the jewelry industry. Their goal is to be 100% sustainable and implement recycling to keep metals out of landfills.