Ten student startup teams received $9,400 in Get Seeded milestone grants for June. This includes regular grants and microgrants for this period. See below for a list of teams and their product ideas.
The final event for the regular grants was hosted on Zoom and broadcast on YouTube for the public. It included live startup pitches and public voting to see who received grants.
Get Seeded is a regular 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 and doxy.me.
Learn more about Get Seeded and apply for a grant here: lassonde.utah.edu/getseeded.
Breath of Life (Brigham Young University) – $1,500
Breath of Life is a choking-remedy device designed to solve the problems that other options fail to deliver — they require using both hands, the victim lie on the ground, they are not easily portable, and cost too much. The Breath of Life is activated using just one hand, allowing the victim to remain in place, and it is intuitive to use. After their prototype is completed, they plan to bring it to doctors and moms for feedback, and prepare for manufacturing.
ReCloset (Brigham Young University) – $1,500
ReCloset is a software developer that maintains a community marketplace mobile app and website. ReCloset connects buyers and sellers of second-hand clothing, allowing them to refresh their closets regularly and locally. It also provides an online outlet location for local boutique clothing shops to sell excess inventory to online customers. It differentiates its marketplace by removing shipping and commission fees for sellers and focusing on local transactions.
VIBE Tech Utah (University of Utah) – $1,500
VIBE Tech Utah is an e-commerce, direct-to-consumer wellness company. The company is passionate about creating a strong brand identity with the Flowstate Knee Brace. This includes making self-care easy and accessible for active sports enthusiasts to maintain active healing for an active lifestyle.
TieDye (Brigham Young University) – $1,400
Tiedye is a social-networking app where people connect based on interests. Unlike traditional social media, which is centered on posting to gain likes and followers, Tiedye helps people create genuine relationships. The platform features an extensive tag system, customizable communities, events, experiences, and an interactive question game to get to know people better. The company mission is to tie diversity together by creating inclusive communities and real connection.
Pickie (University of Utah) – $1,000
Pickie is an app meant to revitalize local restaurants following the COVID-19 pandemic, affording them the opportunity to advertise to prospective customers most likely to use their services. Pickie’s users would input dietary preferences, restrictions or needs, and in turn would be recommended restaurants and dishes to meet their particular needs. Recommendations would be based on restaurant profiles where possible and web scrapes elsewhere.
Dear Student (Southern Utah University) – $500
Dear Student helps students create their own experience through the most important tips and practices for their success. It started as a podcast last year and has grown from there – bringing on interns, participating in competitions, and now getting ready to publish their first book, which is the milestone they’re focused on right now. Education has a lot to offer and students have the opportunity to use it for experiences only they can create. Dear Student helps them learn how to do that for themselves.
No Society Media (University of Utah) – $500
No Society Media is a video-production and photography company that creates commercials, music videos, event videos, short films, and other types of branded content for brands and music artists. Their niche is in story-based content that is high quality and uses professional filmmaking techniques.
Pocupine.ai (University of Utah) – $500
Porcupine.ai works in the emerging field of computational psychiatry/psychology, combining artificial intelligence algorithms with personal technologies that can be applied to mental health.
SpeedFreaks (Brigham Young University) – $500
An app to help speed coaches keep track of athletes – their goals and times. This is to help coaches ditch the pad and paper and keep track of their athletes in a convenient location on their phone. This would record goals and times of athletes and allow coaches to know better what their athlete needs to do to improve.
Vimadri (University of Utah) – $500
Vimadri was created around a problem related to inaccurate blood-loss quantification during vaginal delivery. Currently, options on the market result in estimation of blood loss since they either can’t separate blood from the other fluids during delivery or effectively capture all of the blood expelled.