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 seven proposals to receive funding to assist in marketing, and/or product development. Congratulations to these seed grant recipients!
Mike Thomas ’16 (Business Enterprise Management)
CRUX is an alternative rock climbing hold that will repeatedly attach and detach from walls without damaging or marking. CRUX aims to make rock climbing more accessible for athletes, recreationists, and children.
Omeed Rahimi (PhD, Physiology and Pharmacology)
Bradley Keegan (PhD, Physiology and Pharmacology)
Ayana Martin (PhD, Molecular Medicine)
EncepHeal Therapeutics brings together renowned experts to accelerate the research and development of medicines and therapies designed to treat drug addiction. EncepHeal’s innovative research model seeks to bridge the development gap for these treatments in order to deliver new, safe, and effective medicines to drug addiction patients.
Josh Litchman ’18
Cam Migdol ’18
JustGO is a social app that allows users to connect with their friends and find places to meet on a night out. The JustGo app marks user location, so you can easily find your friends at any time of day or night.
Joe DiLeo ’16 (Psychology)
Killam Camouflage will provide innovative camouflage garments of the highest quality available to both hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. The flagship product will be a black, polyester-blend t-shirt that reveals a camouflage pattern in sunlight using UV-reactive photochromatic fabric.
Tom Worcester ’17 (Finance)
Tim Collis ’17 (Finance and Political Science)
Loopey Laces allows consumers to recreate the look of their shoes and express themselves with uniquely colored, patterned, and lettered shoelaces. Custom printed shoelaces allow individuals to add personality to their footwear at a low cost.
Toye Falaiye (MA, Management)
ShowerShoes are designed to be a convenient and eco-friendly way to protect your feet from commonly contacted skin diseases, while also sanitizing the bottoms of feet with hydrogen peroxide coating.
The Social Petwork
Adrienne Henderson ’16 (Communications and Entrepreneurship)
Molly Zaverucha ’16 (Finance and Entrepreneurship)
The Social Petwork is a non-profit website designed to decrease the rates of animal euthanasia and increase the number of donations to and adoptions from animal shelters in the U.S.