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.

Tamia Ayoki-Davis

Greenleaf is an eCommerce resource for people to purchase products from trusted, earth-friendly vendors.

Frederick Smith

Hay is a social app that combats loneliness and social anxiety by helping people to connect with others who share their background or experiences.

Haley Jensen, Norm Althoff, Matt Lewis, Kyle Folken

HeadsIn is a mobile application that will help coaches and program directors monitor and track the mental health of student-athletes through a secure survey system.

Samuel Sommerfeld

A portable technology based provider of rental car customer service solutions.

Adam Johs

Johs & Son provides residential homeowners and commercial properties with weekly mowing and property maintenance, spring and fall cleanups, and snow removal. 

Kennedy Voss, Taylor Williams

Boho style headbands that are proudly handmade in the USA. Uniquely designed for any daily activity.

Trenton Katz, Kirk Larson

Developing a recycling bin that counts/tracks how many bottles and cans are being recycled through it.

Christian Besame

Malikystore.com is the first online distributor of Malika brand beauty products to the U.S. market.

Molly Kresse, Amirah Burns-Kahn

Maxwell’s Rocket Shop creates one of a kind, hand sewn fashions using 100% repurposed thrifted fabrics