Eight student startup teams received $6,150 in Get Seeded milestone grants in the round ending in November 2022. 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 Chad and Kristen Anselmo.
Learn more about Get Seeded and apply for a grant here: lassonde.utah.edu/getseeded.
PillSafe — $1,500
PillSafe is an integrated pill bottle and prescription management system for both patients and physicians. While useful for the management of any prescription, the focus of PillSafe is to monitor and manage access to prescription opioids in the home to ensure they are taken as prescribed. This will help combat the opioid crisis by preventing consumers from becoming addicted to their prescription opioids.
The Roasting Cabin — $1,500
The Roasting Cabin aims to open a chain of self-standing espresso vending machines. In Europe, these machines are everywhere and maintain constant traffic flow. So why is there nothing similar in the United States? With The Roasting Cabin, people will be able to choose from a wide variety of hot beverages and pay using tap-to-pay technology.
Plastic Progress — $1,280
Plastic Progress creates environmentally friendly gym weights using waste that is currently polluting the environment. The goal of Plastic Progress is to reduce the amount of trash in landfills and promote health and fitness with sustainable gym equipment.
ET Soundworks — $500
ET Soundworks is a manufacturer and seller of Bluetooth Auracast-enabled devices and transmitters. These devices will create accessibility for people with disabilities as well as improve current audio technologies.
STOHZ — $500
STOHZ provides a unique wearable charging accessory that enables users to stow their wireless earbuds quickly and easily. This ease of access will increase the user’s earbud experience, decrease the risk of losing earbuds, and allow users to better connect with others and their environment.
Huddle Up — $470
Huddle Up is an app that seeks to use fantasy football to recreate the comradery of traditional team sports. Rather than having individuals manage their teams, Huddle Up teams are managed by groups of at least two users.
Anjin — $200
Anjin is a recommendation system that matches startup founders to angel investors – like Tinder for the startup world. This is an all-in-one system where startup founders and angel investors are empowered with technology at every stage of their relationship.
KIT (Keep in Touch) — $200
KIT (Keep in Touch) is a live contact book application that helps the user stay in touch with friends and family. Each user keeps their contact page updated with general life information and has a contact book of users they want to keep in touch with. Automatic reminders can be set up at regular intervals to initiate a reconnection with other users.