Five student startup teams received $4,480 in Get Seeded milestone grants in the round ending in October 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: lassonde.utah.edu/getseeded.
Career Hacks — $1,500
Career Hacks is a thriving digital community centered on enhancing professional and personal development. They deliver enriching podcasts, insightful content, and provide private coaching and consulting. Their exclusive speaker events further inspire and empower our dedicated community members in their journey to success.
Up&Oat — $1,500
Up&Oats is an overnight oat company. It provides a packaged mix of oats and other ingredients that create different flavors that all taste good as well as provide nutritional value. All the consumer has to do is add milk to the mix and put it in the fridge overnight, and they will have a healthy breakfast in the morning.
Cortex Evolution — $480
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.
Mental Grit Consulting — $500
Mental Grit Consulting is on a mission to democratize mental performance training for America’s teen athletes. With a decade of experience in applied sports psychology, the firm offers a comprehensive suite of psychometric assessments, online courses, and 1-on-1 training. Targeting not just athletes, but also parents and coaches, the company employs science-backed methods to provide holistic training in social, emotional, and mental skills that support performance in sports, school, and life.
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.