Seed Funding

Seed For Startups

Seed For Startups is a pitch event for UVU students seeking seed funding for their ventures. Students present a five minute pitch covering their concept, how much money they would like, and what they will use it for. Q&A is included in the five minutes. Please register below to pitch.

If you are interested in providing seed funding to student ventures, please email

Who is this event for?

UVU students who are working on their own ventures who need seed funding. 

Where is this event?

This event will take place in the Lakeview room in the library on the 4th floor on the UVU Main Campus. 

When is this event?

Seed for Startups will take place on February 22, 2021 from 12 to 3 PM.

Register to Pitch

Quick Pitch Opportunity

Date: March 30, 2021

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Location: Zoom


Quick Pitch Opportunity is an event where you can showcase your entrepreneurial, communication and presentation skills through a short “quick pitch” proposal for a new or existing business venture. This event will be hosted virtually. Participants will have 3 minutes to pitch their business and 2 minutes for Q&A. If you are not able to attend the event, we will also accept a 5 minute pitch video. 

A panel of graduate and undergraduate UVU students will judge proposals and provide students with valuable feedback. Students also have the opportunity to develop their ideas, network with other students, successful entrepreneurs and community leaders. $2,500 worth of prizes will be awarded. Everyone is invited to participate. Award preference will be given to businesses that create an impact in the area of equity for communities of color and women.

Get more information about Quick Pitch Opportunity.

With resources available from the UVU Wolverine Fund, the Ross Seed Fund, the Zinn Starter Fund, and the UVU Entrepreneurship Institute, UVU has the resources and tools to help start or fund your new business!

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ZinnStarter exists to ignite the next generation of entrepreneurs. This includes giving themencouragement and mentoring as well as cash.

ZinnStarter’s mission is to:

  • Inculcate the next generation of entrepreneurs to create enduring businesses
  • Provide seed money for promising business plans
  • Provide students with Ray Zinn’s leadership, management and entrepreneurship knowledge

Funding amounts: $1000

ZinnStarter is one arm of Ray Zinn’s goal of exporting the positive aspects of Silicon Valley culture to the rest of America. By reaching students in university entrepreneurship programs, Zinn intends to impart his experience, encouragement, mentoring and perspective, as well as putting seed money into the pockets of the next Google, Apple, Ford, Walmart or AT&T.



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The Ross Fund

The Ross Fund was established by Brett and Robert Ross and additional funding was provided by Charlie and Lindsey Estes.

Seed-stage financing is available to UVU students starting a business who need funds for early development of a new product or service.

Funding amounts: $500-$1500


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UVU Wolverine Fund

As a venture capital group sponsored by the UVU Foundation, the UVU Wolverine Fund offers limited equity financing to young, high-growth companies. To learn more or apply, please visit

“First you come up with a good idea. Then you think about different variations on that idea. Come up with a simple prototype. Then, talk to customers and experts about your idea and seek validation. Repeat until you know you have a winner. Build a minimal viable product, beta test and launch. Scale the company to grow and expand. Seek funding, workout the legal details, and find joy on the road to success.” 

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