The student entrepreneurs featured here were selected from a pool of more than 40 applicants from across campus to be in the first round of businesses served by the USF Student Innovation Incubator (SII). These students are from the Colleges of Engineering, Business and Arts and Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine and Patel College of Global Sustainability.
Class of 2014-2015
1 Apple Grocery exists on the premise that all clients deserve respect, prompt service, and access to nutritious food. 1APPLE MARKET is a family-centered and neighborhood based grocery store located at 502 E Baker St Plant City, FL 33563 next to the Florida Department of Health WIC clinic.
Aquamelon Water is a watermelon based consumer goods company. The flagship prduct is an authentic, naturally light (sugar and calories) and hydrating, bottled watermelon juice product line.
The Beautiful Nation Project (BNP) is an experiential learning project designed to connect students with Earth and each other. Its mission is to teach and promote global citizenship.
Delmarva Biofuels is a biofuels company that reduces the phosphate and nitrate discharge from chicken manure on broiler chicken farms on the Delmarva Peninsula.
FAM Entertainment is an equipment service provider in the audio and visual industry.
Fit Life Foods is a health foods company that aims to put healthy alternatives in vending machines around the nation.
Florida Marine is an engineering company that has designed a new state of the art rebreather for scuba through it's own unique 3D printing process.
Haboobi is a members-only e-commerce website with flash sales for boutique islamic and modest apparel, cosmetics, and accessories for women.
INOVA is a digital marketing company in Tampa that focuses on social marketing, search marketing, digital video, creative concepts, analytics, email marketing, and mobile marketing.
Makina is an engineering company that provides a proprietary solution to the problem of locating vacant parking spaces within the lots and parking garages of universities.
Mobile Ad Wrap is a contract marketing business that wraps vehicles.
PGB Apparel's brand name clothing line helps you reflect the positive progression in your life through our powerful slogan "PGB - Progressively Getting Better."
PikMyKid increases child safety, makes it convenient for parents to schedule pickups, and dramatically reduces costs and provides auditable records to our schools. PikMyKid is not another fancy app, which is nice to have. It is a radical tool which is fundamentally disruptive to how we addressed child safety in schools for decades.
Prayzo, established in 2014, is a technology company that provides cloud-based hydroponic monitoring systems and customized grow plans. We serve small businesses in the Sarasota area, primarily in service industries.
Proscia is a bioinformatics company building digital pathology solutions with a particular focus on oncology.
RIOM is an online decision support system for solar energy industry that offers customized solar project designs using novel data analytics and optimization techniques.
RYB Apparel is a fashion design apparel company.
Smart Appliance Technology wants to remove the need to look at the back of the box for cooking instructions ever again while cooking your meal thoroughly and without reducing its quality. We are creating a patent pending smart microwave that will automatically cook food at the right setting, warn you about any allergies, and record your nutritional information without you touching a button. Take control of your kitchen!
Spiked Drink Detectors aims to create a product that will be in the form of a nail accessory that will detect the presence of specific date rape chemicals in beverages.
Technology4Life Institute delivers and distributes technology + life skills learning solutions that empower youth and adults to fulfill their purpose in the 21st-century. Their mission is to empower technology for life in the 21st century.
tidBTC will revolutionize microtransactions, social and monetary, by utilizing temporary QR code tattoos.
Tohoyo is a mobile social media site that is designed for communication through voice to provide a more natural and positive platform for user interactions.
Useful Designs has developed a fashionable and functional accessory product for consumers that wear ear buds.
Class of 2013-2014
Collegebom.com is an interactive website where college students can buy, sell, and trade school supplies, electronics,and many other students right at their college or university at an often discounted or significantly reduced price.
Draeh Studios creates simple, fun, affordable online video games to entertain their customers. They work within their limits, have a strong vision and defend it by staying focused by allowing ideas to emerge into fun, creative games that entertain.
FindMyClass allows users to quickly and easily be guided around their college to the location of their choice through a mobile application. All of the buildings, stadiums, arenas, parking lots, student centers, and on campus dining are eaily searchable on our maps.
Fly Tribes aims to create an online marketplace that features indigenous goods from around the world. Indigenous tribes can directly upload goods for sell. Fly Tribes will partner with tribal foundations to provide indigenous tribes with the technology and online platform needed to successfully make their goods accessible to the global market place.
MedAlign improves lives by lowering the environmental impact and reducing the waste of medical devices and supplies, by aligning excess medical supplies with medical needs around the globe.
One Global Farm will create a global network of sustainable micro-farms for the purpose of providing people and communities around the world with fresh healthy food.
Queen of Nature was created to increase moisture absorption and retention for severely dry hair and dry scalp, promote hair growth, and reduce breakage due to brittle and over processed hair. Queen of Nature is an all natural, 100% organic hair care product line developed for women that maintain the natural texture of their hair without the aid of commercial hair processing chemicals.
Scale Study Models is a business that provides architectural scale study models produced from CAD drawing and 3-D digital renderings of civil infrasture and building structures.
Swap Shop Mobile (swapshopmobile.com) was created by college students for college students with the purpose of minimizing the cost of textbooks. Swap Shop has developed a unique way to minimize the cost of textbooks that avoids the wait time and shipping charges associated with online textbook shopping. Swap Shop users create profiles to add books via ISBN, title, author or barcode scanner to one of two categories, Want List or Have List. The app then uses its GPS system to generate a map with location markers highlighting all of the users who are currently buying, selling or trading the desired books.
TC Venchur provides a medium for the sale of event tickets online, graphic design services for tickets and event photography.
Vascher is a pick-up and delivery laundry service catered to students who live on campus and in nearby student housing. Customers will be provided with two laundry bags (one for darks and one for brights) which they will collect once a week and return within 24 hours.
3802 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33612-9220
30338 USF Holly Dr.
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Director, Business Incubation & Economic Development
Telephone: (813) 974-1082