All individuals were required to go through an application process, as well as present their plans and proposals to a grant committee of faculty and administrators. The committee selected eight proposals to receive funding to assist in marketing, and/or product development. Congratulations to these seed grant recipients!
Lauren Miller ’17 (Economics)
Olivia Wolff ’16 (Health and Exercise Science)
UpDog Kombucha is a local, small batch Kombucha microbrewery located in Winston-Salem.
Kombucha is a fermented tea with naturally occurring probiotics, enzymes and acids. It is naturally carbonated and served cold.
Shift Creative Agency
Sarah Lupton (MBA)
Shift Creative Agency is a strategic storytelling agency. From around the world to around the corner, they partner with organizations with heart to develop and produce video content that makes a difference.
Kevin Farley ’16 (Finance)
Through a fantasy sports mobile app, Clutch aims to revolutionize the experience of attending a live sporting event by creating a unique platform where spectators can interact with the game, the community of fellow sports enthusiasts, and host vendors.
Jake Teitelbaum ’16 (Business & Enterprise Management and Spanish)
Sophia Faltin ’16 (Studio Art)
Resilience is a lifestyle brand that designs & sells cozy yet trendy socks using the “buy one, give one” model. With every purchase, customers have the option to send a pair of socks and personalized note to a family member, friend, or other patient suffering from a chronic illness.
Tom Worcester ’17 (Finance)
Tim Collis ’17 (Finance)
Loopey Laces allows consumers to recreate the look of their shoes and express themselves with uniquely colored, patterned, and lettered shoelaces. Their custom printed shoelaces, including the original sorority letter shoelaces, allow individuals to add personality to their footwear at a low cost.
Kurt Walker ‘16 (Computer Science)
Spool is a theme-based group video sharing iOS app that allows users to spark creative videos with the use of a single word or phrase and capture them with short looping videos, then watch the videos their friends create on the same topic.
Arthur Willson ‘19
EZ Open is an innovative easy open wine solution.
Wo Men Online Mentorship
Crystal Wang ‘19
Wenjin Wu ‘19
Meaning “us” in Chinese, Wo Men is an online study abroad mentorship platform that provides quality information on American colleges to Chinese student applicants. Wo Men seeks to ameliorate the information inconsistency issues students face during the application process as well as in college life.