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.

Michael Simon, Eva Simon, David Hausken

Clean River Solutions is a waterborne, remote-controlled device designed to remove debris from bridge piers safely and with minimal environmental impact.

Isabel Reed, Isabelle teDuits

 Comigo is a web platform designed to connect students seeking collaborators on campus.

Anthony Piscopo

Conquer Accessories designs comfortable, stylish bracelets with hand-stamped lettering that can be worn dressed up, as casual street wear, or at the gym.

Stewart Knights

With cultural understanding as the focus, Context offers an interactive and educational mobile application that offers perspective on cultures across the globe to aid travelers and business professionals in making more meaningful and successful connections.

Matthew Koelling

A multi-platform network that caters to helping users improve overall success.

Eric Brosch

DeFoggles are an insert for safety goggles that reduces fogging.

William Dorian

Makes glass etched frames personalized to the customer. 

Katy Misel

An after-school program focused on the early development of entrepreneurial skills and innovation thinking in students from middle school through high school. 

Zach Frisbie

Elevated Supply Company designs and sells collectible, limited edition graphic streetwear with an offbeat sensibility and an attainable price point for fashion conscious youth.

Elizabeth Klein

Photography company

Gabrielle Aranza

A sustainable fashion brand for women who are passionate about ethical clothing and want to look tailored and chic in the bargain. 

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.