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The Incubator

Kogod's Incubator assists American University students and recent alumni in building successful profit or nonprofit/social entrepreneurial ventures that are sustainable and can scale over time.

The Incubator is located on the third floor of Mary Graydon Center (Kogod-MGC) in rooms 320-322. For more information about American University's campus, please click here.

How does it work? 

The Incubator provides accepted ventures with mentors, networking opportunities, educational opportunities, access to resources, and space to guide them through the early stages of product, service, and business development. From the idea stage to investor pitches, the Incubator can support a venture with the tools to successfully launch.

Student Ventures

  • Agora: Designs and builds virtual reality systems for making webinars come to life.
  • Upace: College students pre-schedule gym workouts; universities analyze usage data to meet the needs of students.
  • Unfused: Free virtual tutoring for underserved high school students by trained, volunteer college students.
  • Ruvna: An online, comprehensive school management solution.
  • 2Gether: Emphasizing the importance of disability through education as part of human diversity.
  • Storganize: Know what’s inside your storage unit and access those items through our delivery service.
  • Sinbad: A simple, safe, and convenient place for anyone to buy and sell their items.
  • Shelf: Organize, track, rate and share favorite nail polish colors and brands.
  • Inside Track: Produces a weekly podcast and blog with interviews of elite athletes and the leading minds in Track & Field.
  • The Spotlight Project: An educational nonprofit providing Life Skill and Arts Education to at-risk women and LGBT+ youth.
  • El Camino Travel: Authentic travel experiences for 10-12 individuals accompanied by a photographer ready to capture the journey. Percentage of the profits go to a local social entrepreneurs who lead intimate dinners or activities and deeply into their work and their country.

Apply to the Incubator

American University undergraduate or graduate students and recent alumni may apply by submitting the Proof of Idea application form. You may also apply to Join a Team.

Interested in becoming a mentor to a student team? Submit the Mentor Application Form.