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 bellows@american.edu or Tommy White at twhite@american.edu.

Student Ventures


AKKÚ

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 Atys markets using emerging technology to achieve decentralized safety.

Celise

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 roaster based in Alexandria, VA that provides top-tier coffee to the visionaries of the world and shreas in their accomplishments. The company offers premium, single-origin coffees and a community to high-achievers, executives, and entrepreneurs so they feel supported and inspired to change the world.

DailyDine

DailyDine is a daily meal delivery company that operates off of a weekly subscription bases. This service primarily targets working millennials, with fresh, affordable, and sustainable lunch options.

Dancespace

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.

Fractal Theatre Collective

Creates powerful, unique works that are deeply personal, radical, and authentic while promoting the values of theatre.

Gigee Technologies

Creating a portable benefits system for independent contractors across the United States. Gigee Technologies provides gig workers a Giggee place to visualize their income, create financial goals, and provides a way for their clients to contribute towards these goals.

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.

LOSCO

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

MaxPoints

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 MaxPoints, and Inno.

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.

Millennial Nail Bar

Sends nail technicians to the customer regardless of their location. Millennial operates in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland. MNB has partnered with MNB and Google, and was recently showcased at South by Southwest.

MoodBase

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 MoodsBase-Corps program in 2018.

NeuroTranslate

Providing NeuroTranslate devices and coding to assist bioanalytical in basic and researchers neuroscience studies.

Plates & More

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. 

Setlist Booking

Connecting upcoming artists and small venues through an online booking and payment platform.

Surgicure

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.

TruTriage

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

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.

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

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