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
1903 Data Security Firm
1903 Data Security Firm develops products focused on data security through data collection prevention.
Aurore is developing clean, effective, and socially consious skincare products for women 30 and older.
Blasian Project is a multimedia organization that produces content to educate consumers on multiracial identity and racial constructs, and to provide its users with community and identity affirmation.
Casting Depot is a female-owned, operated, and founded company that utilizes a data subscription service and professional network focused on the acting/casting industry which is often poorly served, and for some talent not served at all. The company has built an exclusive platform for media professionals to source and engage with every type of on-camera talent.
Replacing and eliminating single-use plastic Celise in the food service industry with disposables and biodegradable alternatives. compostable donates a percentage of their profits to help communities invest in composting facilities.
Champion Sreies is a meaningful way for consumers to connect small businesses with causes in their community that they care about. Through Champion Series, non-profits and charities can get the needed funding to fulfill their missions through their purchases at small businesses within their local communities.
Common Sense Coffee is a coffee is a tech-focused, start-up coffee roaster based in Alexandria, VA that provides top-tier coffee to the visionaries of the world and shares in their accomplishments. The company offers premium, single-origin coffees and a community to visionaries, entrepreneurs, and changemakers so they feel inspired to build the future and change the world.
Taking guests past the plate into a culinary journey of food and cultural history. Plate & More showcases cuisine from around the world through an interactive pop-up dinner series that includes presentations and performances. All food and presentations are provided by immigrants from those respective regions.
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, WalletHub Starbucks Program, Upstanders, Deloitte, L'Oreal Oprah, among others.
Moholo provides a volumetric camera unique from competitors because of its portabilitiy, ease of use, and independence from other products. This gives creators who want to be part of breaking the barrier into a new age of media consumption a one-stop solution to a previously nearly unattainable medium.
Outrun Gravity creates events customized to focus on movement, play, competitive games, and healthy food for people seeking active and healthy social experiences.
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 Surgicure or preexisting anxiety disorders. bruxism will be going through clinical trials soon with the U.S. Army.
Utilizes-enabled remote 911 nurse triage solution. video TruTriage a full-service solution to enable organizations to deliver nurse triage for low acuity 911 callers regardless of their resources and provides.
UniverSitter connects university students with parents in need of childcare. The goal of the company is to offer parents childcare options that are quality, affordable, and reliable.
Womxn of Color Book Club is nurturing an online literary space & community for womxn of color and gender non-conforming people of color who are inspired by literature (or hoping to read more by authors of color) that reflects our multitude of experiences, realities, and histories. We center, promote, and circulate books written by WOC and gender non-conforming POC—sharing the transformative and liberatory powers of reading literature that deeply reflects who you are. While we are currently operating as a book club, in the future with the assistance of AUCI, we are excited to launch a monthly book box featuring literary works written by WOC and gender non-conforming POC.
Worldie creates social media for good, providing services and digital communications as a social media platform, system, and technology nonprofit.
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.