Explore our student businesses

Housed in the 10,000 square-foot Bedell Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL), the Founders Club is an on-campus business incubator for UI student entrepreneurs pursuing the creation of a startup. Members of the Founders Club have access to many resources, including office space, access to funding opportunities, and one-on-one mentoring from successful business professionals. Below is a list of student businesses currently participating in the Founders Club Program.

Jason Pawlak

Audience Advertising and Sales is an advertising agency combined with a selling agency, with the goal to capture niche bases for small businesses by advertising and growing sales. 

Angela Shanahan

An app that gives patients 65 of age and older access to evidence-based classes on health related topics, and a button to call 911 in case of a fall.


Anaze Benedict

Benedict's Basket is an online farmer’s market that delivers fresh local goods right to the customer’s doorstep.

Avery Hanson

Blind Side College Football brings current, unbiased college football news, analysis, and predictions to the sports fan.

Abhismitha Ramesh

CareConnect is an app that matches women with a virtual pen pal who they can communicate with about their pregnancies/family-planning.

Nicholas Shadid, Joseph Donzelli

An online service that enables any golfer to browse an assortment of golf clubs from the biggest brands and individually select what they want to play on a rental basis.

Joseph Jensen

Complete Home Downsizing  provides traditional moving services complemented by turnkey downsizing services including sorting, removal, storage, and consignment. Professional assistance with the difficult tasks of downsizing alleviates the stress and overwhelming amount of chores involved in downsizing homes.

Eric Brosch

DeFoggles are an insert for safety goggles that reduces fogging.

Michael Dankanich

A platform in the form of web app, IOS, and Android app that connects vendors at music festvals to festival attendees willing to work part of the festival.

Dady Mansaray

FitMe is an app and social media platform that helps users engage with a screened community of compatible, like-minded people who share the same passion for sports and sports-related activities. 

Eric Brosch

A new chemical additive for flower preservation mixes that keeps flowers looking fresh for up to a week longer than current methods.

Shamira J. Rothmiller

Innovative sporting equipment product engineered to specifically assist Track and Field throwers.

Sabra Mitchell

Unisex clothing brand with a vintage feel. The company’s products will be branded as works of art, not just something to be worn.

Li Wang

International Trade of Scientific Research Supplies is an international trade company aiming to provide available commercial lab supplies to research groups in the United States.