The AUCI Incubator assists American University students and recent alumni in building successful profit or nonprofit/social ventures that can scale over time.
The Incubator is located inside AUCI on the 2nd floor of the Myers Innovation Building. 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.
Active Gnomes Express (AGED): Diagnoses and detects cancers and diseases of known variants earlier than ever before. The technique uses peripheral blood cells and analyzes targeted RNA-sequences to establish gene expression profiles
AudioUnity: Developing patented piano keyboards that use LED indicators to help anyone compose music
Choosy: Provides a crowdsourcing platform that lets you reach out to others from your mobile phone to help you decide what clothes are best for you
Darwin Beats: Platform for independent artists seeking to be heard
Digital FastForward: A digital skills accelerator that delivers innovation bootcamps and consulting on design thinking, technology innovation and lean startup strategies.
Flexadyne: Improves the repair and recovery of torn ACLs using ready-to-go 3D printed ligament that is custom designed to match the size and strength required for an individual athlete
HYPEiT: Provides a platform to crowdsource an evening out with friends
Max Points: Simplifies credit card points and frequent flyer miles with a free individualized plan so that you earn more points from your everyday spending
MicroInvestigate: Applies cutting-edge microbiology to create a platform of highly accurate, non-invasive detection of infectious diseases
MEANS Database: Helps food donors make excess supply available to food pantries to feed the hungry. Serving 48 states, MEANS has been recognized around the world by South by Southwest, South by South Lawn, Starbucks Upstanders Program, Deloitte, L'Oreal Women of Worth program and Oprah Winfrey
Sand Scan: For coastal communities that frequently need to measure erosion, Sand Scan offers the fastest way to collect precise data at a fraction of the cost of other methods
Storganize: Know what’s inside your storage unit and access those items through our delivery service
Thrill: Adrenaline Junkies, Weekend Warriors and those chasing the fearless pursuit of passion through Extreme Sports will want to take Thrill's app for a ride when it is available in Spring 2017
Upace: Provides University fitness centers and workout facilities with scheduling and utilization tracking to provide data to meet the needs of users and facility operators
WhoU?: Provides facial recognition software to identify actors and actresses to be able to download TV shows and movies
Apply to the Incubator
American University undergraduate or graduate students and recent alumni may apply by submitting either a proof of concept or application.