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.

Jie Tang

MiCommunity is developing a senior-friendly interface that places key functions of technology devices into an easy to understand, icon-based system.

Andrew Jansen

A company that writes, produces and publishes podcasts and builds revenue through advertisements.

Erica Cole

No Limbits is a company created by an amputee for amputees. They create affordable, custom 3D-printed prosthesis covers.

Nate Elsey Williams

Charger Hydration backpacks, hydration backpacks and fanny packs online for festivals and hiking. With their own private label (sourced from Alibaba) they also are trying to get sold in small stores and hope to move up to bigger ones.

Ayotoluwafunmi Ogunwusi, Jashan Gill

Helping African designers connect to potential customers on college campuses who seek well fitting and authentic traditional clothing from their home country or region.    

Andrew Austin, Nate Elsner

Provides comprehensive website design and digital marketing services to small and growing businesses in the Midwest and across the country.

Jack Twitty

A more comfortable, malleable alternative to a traditional ice pack for bumps, bruises and soreness. 

Ryan Gudenkauf

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

Jiabin Liu, Lingfeng Yu, Qifeng Huang, Yifeng Shan

Raylon Power seeks to set up a series of power banks across campus that allows users to borrow a power source at one location and leave it at another.

Diaraye Dioubate

Setting up affordable schools for the low income families in my country of Guinea Conakry.