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.

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. 

Mallory Lefkowitz, Laura Schwager

FEM Power is a clean, organic, simple ingredient protein powder specifically designed by and for the elite level female athlete.

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. 

Connor Matt

An innovative and efficient real estate brand designed to approach new ways of investing in commercial, residential, agriculture and other income producing property, while providing insight and tactical investment techniques to assist our associates with building their own successful investment portfolios.

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.

Jade Peterson

Funny Nuggets is the Comedy Clubhouse for Kids! They bring their interactive program and entertaining cast into existing facilities such as schools, churches, and recreation centers to put on a pop-up comedy experience for kids while giving parents a break. 

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.

Jacob Jones, Souhit Varre, Sean Diehl

Get to Know Me is a secure, private platform that solves the issue of the time and frustration it takes for patients to retell their story and experiences when changing therapists.

Matt Nicholson

Expert, luxury automotive detailing.  This includes, washing, drying, and protecting the exterior of automobiles, as well as vacuuming, stain removal, and cleaning interior surfaces.