Six student startup teams received $5,200 in Get Seeded milestone grants for March. This includes regular grants and microgrants for this period. See below for a list of teams and their product ideas.
The final event for the regular grants 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.
Project Manta (University of Utah) — $1,500
Project Manta is a benefit corporation with the mission of rebuilding our ocean’s delicate and bleached coral reefs. With the sale of every plant-based Yulex wetsuit sold, they will plant a pipe modeled “tree” lined with heat resistant coral fragments in a bleaching coral reef.
uAir (University of Utah) — $1,500
COPD and asthma are the third leading medical cause of death in the United States. The uAir is a smaller, more accessible inhaler that allows patients to have access to their inhaler when they need it and where they need it. It will consist of 20 puffs and will be sold in packs of up to 10, allowing patients to place an inhaler everywhere they may need it without having to keep track of one expensive, bulky inhaler.
Hops and Hounds (Utah State University) — $1,000
Hops and Hounds combines two social experiences into one: a dog park and bar. It is Utah’s first 21-and-over indoor dog park and daycare that caters to both dogs and humans. Not only will dogs enjoy an awesome social experience, but now humans will too. With hip, modern decor to make it feel like the newest bar in town, dog owners will be able to enjoy a beer with their faithful companion by their side and mix and mingle with fellow dog owners.
Gracie Maren Photography (University of Utah) — $500
Gracie Maren Photography specializes in portraits and marketing photography. With a unique style, this business offers an affordable photography package.
Krum (University of Utah) — $500
KRUM is making cold brew affordable, convenient, and sustainable. Their coffee is grown in Honduras and brews overnight to make the perfect cup of cold brew in the morning.
UFlourish (University of Utah) — $200
UFlourish is an online mentorship experience that connects university students with local middle school students. The program has a rotating focus on family, social relationships, social media, and school with the goal of changing how kids interact and communicate with the world.