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Our Company Traction

December 2021

Inception of the UCleaner device idea by co-founders Robert Choe and Blake Kuzemchak.

January-May 2022

Accepted into New Venture Practicum Course at UMD College Park. Through the course, we framed out our initial business model.

June-July 2022

UCleaner team was accepted into the Terp Startup Accelerator 2022. During this 8-week program, our team began the customer discovery process and were awarded the Customer Discovery Prize during TSA Demo Day.

October 2022

Awarded the Future Develops Award from the Shils Entrepreneurial Fund. UCleaner L.L.C. beat out over 50 other business plan proposals to win this award. 

November 2022

Accepted into I-Corps at GW program. Our team successfully completed over 20 customer interviews during this 3-week short course. 

January 2023

Accepted into TEDCO SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab. Through this 6-month workshop series, UCleaner L.L.C. is preparing an NSF SBIR Phase I grant application.

Next Milestones

  • Continue Customer Discovery (100+)

    • Working with UMD to apply for NSF's National I-Corps Program

  • Raise Funding

    • Applying for NSF SBIR Phase I and MIPS grants.

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