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.

Ryan Atkinson

JuiceClock is a smart clock that displays blood sugar levels that can be read at a glance, day and night. Customers, people with Type 1 Diabetes, will save sleep disruption and be able to take the correct action to adjust their blood sugar throughout the night.

Kristoffer Poole

An app that allows money to be transferred from a bank account to a homeless person.

Holly Bennett

Precision Sprayers is a modular kit that farmers can use to attach to their sprayers that improve the precision of herbicide application and reduce herbicide use.

Ryan Gudenkauf

PTXtension is a mobile app aimed at improving patient accountability and boosting the success and cost effectiveness of physical therapy.

Blake Quarrie

Re/Fuse converts unsold produce into eco-friendly fertilizer, repurposing it for distribution to consumers through home improvement centers.

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.

Anna Fox

Nonprofit mobile dental clinic to serve the homeless, impoverished, or those living in rural areas.

Thuy Nguyen

An online retail store that sells clothing, accessories, and optical wear.

Kelsey Petrich

Tansy is a simple, easy to use budget forecasting app that lets users determine the optimal time to purchase, save or invest based on projected cash flow.

Sammy Sommerfeld, Jack McFarland

The City: Off Campus is a sports podcast, which focuses on discussing and debating Iowa Hawkeye athletics and Chicago professional sports teams topics. This podcast also features exclusive interviews with guests who are sports business and sports media professionals, current and former college and professional athletes, as well as up-and-coming journalists.

Nicole Relias

Underdog Products is the originator of Skunk Aid, an all-in-one de-skunking kit that provides pet owners with everything needed to remove skunk oil from their dog.

Ava Reynolds

A cozy and welcoming vegan cafe and bakery. An ideal bakery for healthy eating and studying in a relaxing setting.

Ben Van Poucke

A process that helps car dealerships create quality video content for online customers without the need for additional time or equipment resources.


Noah Burroughs

Zerv is an online marketplace that connects those in search of a parking spot to owners of spaces that would otherwise remain vacant. Whether in a hurry or planning ahead for a big event, access convenient and worry-free parking spaces exclusively on Zerv.