Seven student startup teams received milestone grants at the Get Seeded Final Pitch Event in January 2018 at Lassonde Studios. 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. Learn more and apply for the next funding opportunity here: lassonde.utah.edu/getseeded.
Fishskyn – $1,500 – Prototyping
Laptop cases come in all shapes in sizes, but none are as sleek and fashionable as Fishskyn covers. They use a vinyl covering to protect your laptop from scratches and other cosmetic damage.
Space Garden – $2,000 – Prototyping
Mason Newitt believes the future of food production is not in bigger fields, but in personal habitats for your favorite plants. He’s developing a fishtank for all your edible or recreational plants.
SecondSole – $2,000 – Product Development
Few can appreciate Fred Flintstone’s foot-braking technique like longboarders, who often scrape their shoes on the pavement to prevent uncontrollably barreling into pedestrians or other innocent bystanders. Jack Van Gemert is working on a sleek sole protector for these skateboarder’s shoes to prevent one side from wearing out faster than the other.
Bushwhack Outdoors – $2,000 – Prototyping
It’s a chair! It’s a hammock! It’s a tent! No, it’s Bushwhack! This team of outdoorsy entrepreneurs is simplifying your camping checklist by consolidating the tent, chair, and hammock into one sleek, easy to use product.
Tellomee – $1,340 – Prototyping
Jerry Hansana is developing a platform for local gurus to share their unique knowledge with others by selling events or classes online. The platform is looking to expand their market into three cities: San Fransisco, Seattle and, of course, Salt Lake City!
2 Minute Classroom – $680 – Marketing
Virgil Ricks, a current MBA student at the David Eccles School of Business, is working on a series of educational biology videos. He’s amassing a following of high school students across the world, and building a new website to increase his outreach.
Luku Watches – $1,000 – Kickstarter
The snapback is making a comeback, and Luku is here to prove it. Their stylish watch options feature hip-hop inspired snapback wristbands. Check out their Kickstarter campaign coming soon.