Six student startup teams received $4,550 in Get Seeded milestone grants in the round ending in April 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 the grant recipients.
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 and Chad and Kristen Anselmo.
Learn more about Get Seeded and apply for a grant here: lassonde.utah.edu/getseeded.
Conscious — $1,500
Conscious is an app and Chrome extension that offers sustainability metrics and provides lower carbon alternatives for the products that users 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.
Viibe — $1,500
Viibe is a social media app based around sharing music. It allows users to post a song once a day and that song gets added to all their follower’s playlists. In turn, the user will get a playlist of daily songs from the people they are following.
Alto Lusso — $500
Alto Lusso is a virtual reality casino that allows users to experience the thrill and excitement of gambling in a fully immersive and realistic digital environment. Using advanced virtual reality technology, players can explore and interact with the casino, play a variety of games, and socialize with other players from around the world, all from the comfort of their own homes.
Sticker Armor — $500
Sticker armor is a clear, durable, adhesive-free sleeve that protects and preserves reusable water bottles (especially those that have been covered in stickers) to drastically extend their life. Think of it as a screen protector for your water bottle. The protective product absorbs the scratches so your favorite stickers can stay intact. It is completely adhesive-free and is applied using a simple hairdryer. Sticker Armor is sold in packs of two so you can replace your sleeve when your first one gets worn out.
STOHZ — $500
STOHZ provides unique wearable accessories that enable users to more quickly and easily stow or stow and charge their wireless earbuds. This ease of access will improve the user’s experience with earbuds, decrease the risk of losing earbuds, and allow users to better connect with others and their environment. STOHZ is the only accessory for wireless earbuds that is free of tethers, and the only US-based charging accessory.
ConCat Games — $50
Concat Games is a video game studio focused on developing engaging, story-driven games that offer unique and unforgettable experiences to players. Video games are an incredible medium for telling complex and thought-provoking stories, and ConCat Games is dedicated to creating games that challenge players intellectually and emotionally.