Five student startup teams received $4,837 in Get Seeded milestone grants in the round ending in March 2023. See below for a list of teams and their product ideas.
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.
Ascent Poles — $1,500
Ascent Poles creates affordable bamboo ski poles. Bamboo is one of the strongest materials in the world, which will help ski poles to not snap or bend as easily. Their ski poles will also have long grips, so they can be used both in resorts and in the backcountry.
Sundial — $1,500
Sundial develops and manufactures residential rooftop-based single-axis tracking mounts designed for any type of roof, flat or pitched. These mounts are designed to be low profile and are designed to utilize current installation methods by being compatible with any type of racking and solar panel, making these mounts easy to install for current installers. Sundial tracking mounts can increase the energy generation of a solar installation by approximately 40%.
Moving Fosters Forward — $837
Moving Fosters Forward is a proposed nonprofit focusing specifically on older children in state custody. Displaced youth, especially older, move at least twice a year upwards of several between homes, institutions, and shelters unpredictably, largely packing their items in garbage bags. They aim to provide youth in state custody with proper accommodations such as luggage, duffel bags, and suitcases.
Athlatec — $500
Athlatec is developing automation software for strength and conditioning coaches to spend less time behind the computer and more time with their athletes.
Utah Canyon Access — $500
Utah Canyon Access is an app that helps users across the Wasatch Front collect information and plan their trips before heading into the canyons. This includes everything from weather and avalanche conditions, road conditions and closures, parking, bus schedules, ride share, and events. Utah Canyon Access creates a community by sharing images, updates, and educational information.