Four student startup teams received $7,605 in milestone grants at the monthly Get Seeded Final Pitch Event at Lassonde Studios on May 29. 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.
Mountins — $2,200
Mountins partnered with 10 of Park City’s best restaurants to create an exclusive dining guide. Each restaurant is featured on a custom drink coaster and packaged in a tin container. Not only did it create a solution that helps alleviate the process of picking your next night on the town, but it filled it with $100 in savings. With each coaster providing $10 off, the company aims to spice up the dining experience for consumers while promoting the best local restaurants Park City has to offer.
Osseus Guitars — $2,155
Osseus Guitars seeks to provide aluminum-body electric guitars to offer a new experience to electric guitars. The 6061 aluminum alloy allows for greater resonance and more creativity in the styling of the instrument. The anodized or powder coated aluminum finish on the surface allows for lower maintenance than a wood finish, and the durability of the metal makes denting the guitar next to impossible.
Conifer — $1,500
Conifer provides a software platform that includes e-commerce and point-of-sale solutions for the network-marketing niche. This software creates a simple way to manage inventory, downlines, shipping, payments, sales data and distribution. This is done through an app and online platform.
Rexchanger — $1,000
Rexchanger, following the models set by Airbnb and Turo, has created an app and website that facilitates a peer-to-peer, outdoor-equipment exchange. Cutting prices of equipment to 40 percent less than prices charged by traditional rental services, Rexchanger hopes to use its product to create a doorway to the outdoors for those who cannot ordinarily afford the luxuries associated with outdoor recreation. This, while simultaneously providing a user-friendly platform which effectively protects user’s information, insures them against damages, and makes traveling and outdoor experience, in general, a simpler, more affordable process.
Looking For Group — $750
Looking For Group has created an app (L.F.G.) that rates players based off of their personal skill level. The company acknowledges that it is not the only L.F.G. app out there; however, its rating system cannot be found in other L.F.G. apps.