Three student startup teams received $7,180 in milestone grants at the monthly Get Seeded Final Pitch Event at Lassonde Studios on Oct. 30. See below for a list of teams and their product ideas.
Get Seeded is a monthly milestone grant funding program open to all college students in Utah. The first step is to apply online. Top teams advance to the Final Pitch Event, where they pitch to an audience that votes on who gets funded. All university students in Utah are welcome to apply for grants.
The program is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank.
Learn more about Get Seeded and apply for a grant here: lassonde.utah.edu/getseeded.
Parq — $2,500
Parq is creating a web platform and app where homeowners can rent their driveway space to students on campus for a small fee. Through the development and use of this app, Parq hopes to improve a student’s experience of trying to find parking on campus, by providing more options for close parking, as well as integrating game features that reward both students and parking hosts for using the app. Parq plans to use this funding for development costs for a prototype.
True Adherence — $2,470
True Adherence has created a kiosk that tracks user movement as they engage in weightlifting and training at the gym. The kiosk monitors movement as users perform basic lifts, then gives them realtime feedback on how to improve their form to help users lift weights safely and effectively. True Adherence plans to use this funding to obtain insurance for their product so that they can place the kiosks in gyms and begin to gather customer feedback on the design and use of the product.
Gaia — $2,210
Gai is creating a prosthetic device for upper-limb amputees, using a specialized sensor called the Myoplexer. The Myoplexer is an advanced sensor array that helps determine the intended shape for a prosthetic hand. Gaia has already created a right-handed model and plans to use this funding to create a left-handed model to test and gather feedback from users as to how the product can be improved.