Get Seeded Awards $6,500 in Grants for March

Seven student startup teams received $6,500 in Get Seeded milestone grants in the round ending in March 2024. 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 Tom and Kim Litle,, and the Rosann Family.

Learn more about Get Seeded and apply for a grant here:

Regular Grants

Boob Bus — $1,500

The Boob Bus is a mobile breast imaging service for women in Utah. Mammograms (specialized X-rays) are recommended every year once a woman turns 40 to detect breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. Yet, this is something women tend to put off. The Boob Bus seeks to change this by making mammograms something women actually look forward to. They do this through a spa-like environment filled with education and support that women can book together.

Exceptional Pursuits — $1,500

Exceptional Pursuits is an 8-week online summer camp for aspiring teenage authors. Participants leave the camp with a completed first draft of their book and the knowledge they need to edit and publish it. While the end product is a book, EP’s mission is to instill a sense of creative confidence in teens. By completing a large, self-initiated project, participants leave with the confidence and skills not only to write more books but to turn their ideas in other domains into reality.

Goala — $1,500

Goala is a social media platform that helps people set goals and habits, stay accountable to their friends, and find inspiration. Make and join groups built around common goals, document your journey, and congratulate your friends on their progress. Go all in with Goala!


AJ Flynn — $500

AJ Flynn’s climbing brush integrates a climbing brush with a carabiner, all while having an ergonomic grip. This will make it so climbers don’t drop their brush when they’re up on the ropes as well as give boulderers the ease of just clipping it to their pack, so they don’t have to dig in their pack every few minutes.

BabySharks Swim Academy — $500

BabySharks Swim Academy is a safety-based swim school, which focuses on the child’s safety and confidence in the pool. They are a hybrid program and teach both forward motion and the fundamental float on their back. Children will be equipped to save themselves and have the resources they need when coming into contact with water. Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 4, so this is an imperative skill for children of all ages, starting when they are 4-6 months.

Lilo — $500

Lilo provides customers with handmade and hand-embroidered, replaceable bag straps that can be attached to clear bags, reusable grocery bags, and totes to elevate their style, quality, and comfort. The embroidery on each of the straps is custom designs and artwork.

Magna Ties — $500

Magna Ties help keep tie wearers looking their best. Most neckties have something called a keeper loop on the back to hold the tail in place. These keeper loops don’t always work because they are only in one place on the tie. Due to the placement in the exact middle of the tie if a tie is tied long the end of the tail will swing around and out from the front of the tie with movement and the same will happen if a tie is tied short. Magna Ties keep this from happening with the ball chain and magnets to hold the tail to the front of the tie.

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