Three student startup teams received $4,500 in milestone grants at the regular Get Seeded Final Pitch Event at Lassonde Studios for October on Oct. 28. See below for a list of teams and their product ideas.
This final event was hosted on Zoom and broadcast on YouTube for the public. It included the usual startup pitches and public voting to see who earned grants.
Get Seeded is a regular milestone grant funding program open to all college students in Utah. The first step is to apply online. All university students in Utah are welcome to apply for grants.
Students requesting more than $500 follow a three-step process, concluding at the Final Pitch Event, where they pitch to an audience that votes on who gets funded. Students requesting $500 or less — called microgrants — are funded after a two-step process.
The program is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Chad and Kristen Anselmo and doxy.me.
Learn more about Get Seeded and apply for a grant here: lassonde.utah.edu/getseeded.
Healixir Health (University of Utah) — $1,500
Healixir Health builds data-driven smart home products for health and wellness. The flagship product, the Orra, is a smart diffuser that makes it easy to create therapeutic and aromatic experiences in your home through a single end-to-end platform controlled through an app. They’ve developed a proprietary valve system that allows users to create and diffuse blends on-demand, without having to constantly deposit oils and refill the water tank.
Vitapul (University of Utah) — $1,500
Vitalpul’s new product is a small travel-sized rescue inhaler that will be sold in packages of 5 or 10 that will allow patients to have a rescue inhaler when they need it, where they need it, without the need to keep a bulky, expensive inhaler on hand at all times.
Zomë (University of Utah) — $1,500
Zomë is a family fitness company that creates unique equipment and instruction targeted at parents and children. The goal is to enable children to follow along with their parent’s workouts, creating life-long healthy exercise habits.