American University's Entrepreneurship Incubator

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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:

  • Experienced mentors
  • Networking opportunities
  • Educational opportunities
  • Access to resources
  • Available workspace
  • 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 or Tommy White at

Student Ventures


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

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

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 Series

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

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.

Cuisine: As told by

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. 


A Dancespace search and booking platform working to simplify and shorten the booking experience by connecting dance professionals with space.

First Edventures

A subscription service that provides families everything they need to know and have to optimize their child's development and stay confident in the midst of all the parenting unknowns.


A platform for non-finance savvy venture founders to build financial models and outsource them to connect with angels and venture funds!

I Heart Clean Water

Empowering the next generation of climate activists by selling secure made apparel and providing the resources sustainably to bring environmentally friendly practices to college campuses.


JarCo will provide a low cost, all inclusive system capable of growing a variety of plants and vegetables at a rapid pace for an affordable price. 


Disrupting the travel industry through an app that will help aesthetically focused people find the perfect locations for photos.

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 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

Outrun Gravity creates events customized to focus on movement, play, competitive games, and healthy food for people seeking active and healthy social experiences. 

Setlist Booking

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.

Women of Color Book Club

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. 

Recent Exits

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.

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Apply to the Incubator

Current AU students and recent alumni may apply by submitting either a proof of concept or application.

Submit Application

Visit Our Office or Contact Us

AU Center for Innovation
Don Myers Technology Center, Room 221

Phone: (202) 885-2229

For more information, email:
Bill Bellows
Tommy White

We are also available via Zoom. Email to schedule.

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