Student startup SimPayX is developing a mobile payment platform that allows people to search for the best product for their needs based on price, inventory and brand, and they won $5,000 in the U’s techTITANS competition to advance their idea. Based on a patent-pending authorization algorithm, SimPayX reduces the security threat in a mobile payment. […]
When Cam Cameron started his MBA, he had no idea he would launch a company. Then he took the Venture Foundations course. What followed was a passionate effort to lower the price of soccer cleats and provide the world with shoes by players for players. “Soccer can change your life for the better, and all […]
Creating websites easy, Joshua Maag and Emma Frost launched SquareHook in 2012 — and they haven’t looked back. They started the company while pursuing MBA degrees at the U. Their platform allows people with no technical knowledge to create, launch and manage websites. They recently added an ecommerce feature and surpassed the 200 website milestone.
Outdoor events won’t be the same if a group of graduate students are successful with their plans. They launched a company, SunCatcher, that is developing a new type of portable canopy that uses solar panels to generate power while providing shade. The product is uniquely designed to allow the canopy to constantly face the sun […]
Two U students are following their dreams — and taste buds — with the launch of their tea company, The Queen’s Tea. After discovering a mutual interest in the popular beverage and being discouraged by the boring selection available at the supermarket, the pair decided to turn their hobby of making their own teas into […]
Fetch Food has one of the cheapest and fastest food delivery services in Salt Lake City. Thanks to a streamlined and completely online delivery service, the company is rapidly expanding. It has already achieved $90,000 in sales and has a growing base of restaurants that rely on it for delivery. “I’ve always wanted to be […]
Three honors students are solving international issues through a refugee program they started that pairs college students with high-school-aged student refugees for at least a year to help them with school work, standardized tests and any other college prep. The students behind the project are Melinda Adams, Megan Dolle and Brinadee Pierson. Adams started the […]
Modern dance major Amanda Newman has found a way to combine passions for dance and public health. After participating in an Honors Praxis, Newman began noticing a gap between health-care resources and the ability for underserved populations to access these resources. With the help of the Honors College’s faculty, Newman and pre-medical student Dash Porter […]