Discover the impact of the BELL

Established in 2004, the Founders Club is an on-campus business incubator for UI student entrepreneurs pursuing the creation of a startup at the Bedell Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL). Since it was established, the Program has supported over 400 student businesses. Below is a list of alumni startups who began their entrepreneurial journey in the Founders Club program.

2nd Rate On A Good Day Comics Studios
Aaron Stephen

Publishing American Style, Japanese format comic books.

3Fueled LLC
Zach Hedrington

A company that consults with and invests in innovative companies to produce energy and by-products from annually renewable feedstock.

Above Ground Magazine
Tyler Hakes

A publication dedicated to covering the best of the independent hip hop scene.

Academy of Excellence
Zach Hedrington

A company that consults with and invests in innovative companies to produce energy and by-products from annually renewable feedstock.

Accent International Traders
Stephen Schultz

AIT is a combination of an international trade brokerage and an importing/exporting company.

AdPluto
Naveen Dewda

Advertising network for mobile web with in-app and video advertising.

Aicheng
RuiHao Min

A multicultural magazine that works globally, to provide online digital content, and locally, with offline events and printed magazines.

Alchemy Advertisement & Entertainment
Seth Wessels, Brian Farris, Trent Wilson, Tommy Radtke

An advertising company that is both socially and economically responsible.

Alex Stransky Photography
Alex Stransky, Alex Suha

Provides reasonably priced photography services to aspiring actors and models.

Alrac
John Mickelson

A reverse mortgage loan company.

ApplePopDesign
Sarah Dunlap

A web design and SEO firm that services small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States.