The AU Entrepreneurship Incubator assists graduate students, undergraduate students and recent alumni in building
successful profit or nonprofit/social entrepreneurial ventures that are sustainable and can scale over time.
The Incubator provides accepted ventures with:
Access to resources
Guidance during early stages of business development
Startup financial grant
From the idea stage to investor pitches, the Incubator supports ventures with the tools to successfully launch. For further information, please contact
Bill Bellows at
Tommy White at
Will provide on-the-go PowerBank services located in restaurants, gyms, and shopping centers in Latin America.
The Atys Project
Provides stability for retail investors in emergening markets using blockchain technology to achieve decentralized safety.
Creating a sexual assault prevention wearable technology that will respond regardless of the victim's natural reaction to trauma.
Developing an online service connecting college students who need tasks completed with students willing to do them for a fee.
Designing, programing, and testing a web-based software application for booking and tracking a university's spaces.
Replacing and eliminating single-use plastic disposibles in the food service industry with compostable and biodegradable alternatives. Celise donates a percentage of their profits to help communities invest in composting facilities.
Maximizing and simplifying credit card points and frequent flyer miles to make everyday spending more rewarding while reducing burnout in the workplace. MaxPoints has been featured in Forbes,Washington Business Journal, DC Inno, and WalletHub.
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 CNN Heroes, NBC Nightly News, Glamour Magazine, The Washington Post, South by Southwest, Starbucks Upstanders Program, Deloitte, L'Oreal, Oprah Winfrey, among others.
Sends nail technicians to the customer regardless of their location. MNB operates in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland. MNB has partnered with Google and Nordstrom, and was recently showcased at South by Southwest.
Applies leading edge microbiology to create a platform of highly accurate, non-invasive detection of infectious diseases. Founder Megan Nelson, a biotech grad student, participated in the National Science Foundation i-Corps program to apply customer development techniques.
Helping psychiatrists better understand an individual's mood disorder by using data gathered in wearable technology analyzed by machine learning algorithms. Founder Colleen Baldwin participated in the National Science Foundation i-Corps program in 2018.
Pretty Powerful Causemetics
Makeup cosmetic line with a cause.
Connecting upcoming artists and small venues through an online booking and payment platform.
Offers an all-in-one device that provides the functionality of both a bite block and medical tube securing device for patients undergoing surgical procedures, burn victims, the elderly, and patients with bruxism or preexisting anxiety disorders. Surgicure will be going through clinical trials soon with the U.S. Army.
Provides affordable and accessible beauty services by connecting student cosmetologists to student clients.
Congratulations to our seven teams that have successfully exited the
program. Their ability to raise capital through acceptance into leading
accelerators, revenue generation, investments or grants along with
their vision and dedication to the success of their ventures serve as an
inspiration to all of us.
Apply to the Incubator
Current AU students and recent alumni may apply by submitting either a proof of concept or application.