Bountiful startup’s migraine prevention glasses bring $250,000 in seed funding to Northern Utah

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BOUNTIFUL — Migraine prevention glasses won the day at the Silicon Slopes startup competition, beating out more than 100 startups that pitched their products in a bid to win $250,000 in seed funding.

The winning startup, Bountiful-based Axon Optics, makes the glasses, which are based on the research of two of the company’s co-founders, neuro-ophthalmologist Bradley Katz and professor of electrical and computer engineering Steve Blair, both at University of Utah.

They had the help of the company’s third co-founder, Ben Rollins, an entrepreneur working for the university’s technology transfer office when he met them. In that role, Rollins was tasked with helping researchers commercialize and license the technologies they were developing. He’s been with Axon Optics full time for more than five years now.

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