Eight student startup teams received $7,750 in Get Seeded milestone grants in the round ending in September 2022. See below for a list of teams and their product ideas.
The final event for the regular grants was hosted at Lassonde Studios. It included live startup pitches, free food, and public voting to see who received grants.
Get Seeded is a 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.
Learn more about Get Seeded and apply for a grant here: lassonde.utah.edu/getseeded.
HomeBrew (University of Utah) — $1,500
HomeBrew is a suite of applications designed for the creation, management, and expansion of small businesses on a singular platform. Offering intuitive, highly customizable tools, the HomeBrew system provides these businesses a centralized platform to run their entire company. With a slew of features and powerful, yet easy-to-use applications, HomeBrew allows users to run their company with minimal headache, allowing them to pursue their passions and goals without limitations.
Sami B. Snaps (University of Utah) — $1,500
The wedding industry is huge, especially here in Utah, and the top thing on everyone’s wedding to-do list is to book a photographer. Thirty five millimeter film photography breaks the mold of the stereotypical bright, airy Utah wedding photos to provide a more nostalgic feel. The company founder has started their own 35mm film photography business, not to replace a main wedding photographer, instead they capture intimate moments that might not get noticed by others. They’ve also branched out into mission, travel, content creation for brands.
Savorit (University of Utah) — $1,500
Savorit is an app that adds convenience and fun to the home cooking process. Ever wanted to explore new recipes without breaking the bank? Wish it was as easy as swiping on tinder … they have it covered. Create an account with preferences, swipe on the recipes you love, and cook! Wondering about groceries, their app integrates APIs to compile your shopping list and order for you. All you have to do is pick up your pre-assembled grocery bag on the way home. It’s that easy!
Zola the Doula (University of Utah) — $1,500
Zola The Doula is a full-service doula company. The founder will be supporting birthing people, women, and mothers through labor and delivery. Their knowledge and training will be utilized to create uniquely tailored pre and postnatal care. Their expertise will encompass compassion and trust, as well as hands-on techniques to ease families into the birth process. Their clients will be able to choose a distinctive approach to exploring birth options that will create a positive experience for everyone.
Aroma Rays (University of Utah) — $500
Aroma Rays makes natural, high quality sunscreen that is scented to smell like typical male colognes or female perfumes. For example, they will create a sunscreen that smells like “Bay Rum.” Most sunscreen companies have flavors like “coconut” or “tropical.” They are creating a product for people that want to smell good even at the beach. They will sell this product primarily on their website, and it will be priced the same as most mid-priced sunscreens.
Butyvul Beard Card (University of Utah) — $500
The Butyvul Beard Card company will make and sell artisan beard care products.
Breezy Ski Company (University of Utah) — $500
Breezy is an outdoor product company focused on heated ski bags.
Ischemic Preconditioning Device (University of Utah) — $250
This company will manufacture ischemic preconditioning devices that address the issue of ischemia, which is often caused by cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Their company aims to work with a clinician to create a device that performs treatment to prevent the drastic impact of strokes.