Get Seeded Awards $12,000 in Grants for September

Ten student startup teams received $12,000 in Get Seeded milestone grants in the round ending in September 2023. See below for a list of teams and their product ideas.

The final pitch event for regular grants was held at Lassonde Studios. It included live startup pitches, free food, and public voting to determine who received grants.

Get Seeded is a milestone grant funding program open to all students at the University of Utah. Students requesting more than $500 follow a three-step process, concluding at the final pitch event. Students requesting $500 or less — called microgrants — are funded after a two-step process.

All University of Utah students are welcome to apply for grants. The first step is to apply online.

The program is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Tom and Kim Litle.

Learn more about Get Seeded and apply for a grant here:

Regular Grants

Canyon Access — $1,500

Canyon Access streamlines canyon & resort information along the Wasatch Front. The app consolidates crucial information from credible sources, including drive times, weather, road conditions, parking, event information, & more. Fostering a community atmosphere, Canyon Access simplifies trip planning, alleviates congestion, makes key information more accessible, & promotes events.

Conscious — $1,500

Conscious is an app and Chrome extension that offers sustainability metrics and provides lower carbon alternatives for the products they are shopping for. The Chrome extension would pop up with sustainable alternatives as consumers shop. The app would have a tool to scan barcodes for a product’s sustainability profile. Conscious will also gamify conscious consumption by getting people to track consumption and compete with friends to be the most sustainable.

HomeBrew — $1,500

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.

Naegeli Footworks — $1,500

Naegeli Footworks: Modular Orthotics Systems will combine existing models of ankle and foot orthotics systems with modular components to provide physicians and patients a way of easily adjusting and modifying braces and orthotics. Currently, the process of having an orthotic adjusted is very time-consuming and inaccurate. Naegeli Footworks aims to shorten the process and allow for a greater degree of accuracy when modifying an orthotic to better fit a patient’s needs.

pHridgePods — $1,500

PHridgePods is a pod-shaped biodegradable and food-safe device that slowly disperses ingredients into food tupperware to prolong the shelf-life of perishable foods.

Quailcore Games — $1,500

Quailcore Games is developing Three Blades Ranch, a charming single-player ranching simulator set in the Wild West with a high fantasy twist. After a dragon destroys your ranch it’s up to you to rebuild, resettle, and reclaim your homestead from the beast’s fiery claws. Quailcore Games focuses on empowering players to take a deeper interest in sustainability and conservation in their own environment through the experience of discovery through play.

Ring Rise — $1,500

Ring Rise is a smart ring that functions as a silent alarm. The ring vibrates the person awake, rather than being awoken by the startling sound of an alarm. The ring is set up and controlled through a smartphone app.


Cortex Evolution — $500

Cortex Evolution’s mission is to make personal development more enjoyable and effective. They provide neuroscience-based “brain coaching” (e.g.: memory, sleep, habits) via hybrid programs in interpersonal 3D virtual worlds. With those worlds is the StriveHive self-improvement community, which encourages peer-to-peer growth via classes and algorithmically matched partnerships with peers who act as inspiring mentors, supporters, and friends, effectively crowdsourcing to increase usefulness and profitability.

FreshStart — $500

FreshStart is a weekly prepared meal delivery service. Customers provide information when ordering so meals are tailored to their specific macronutrient needs.

Tango — $500

Tango’s biosensor will revolutionize hormone monitoring. It could accurately detect progesterone levels in interstitial fluid, providing accessible insights into early diagnosis of hormone imbalance; a leading cause of maternal heart failure, miscarriage, PCOS, and an array of health issues. By integrating material science and biomedical engineering, Tango offers real-time data for early intervention and personalized care.

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