Home to Commercial and Social Impact Entrepreneurs

The founders and teams of AU’s student and alumni ventures bring people together to improve the world, change the practices of a market, provide a pathway to the future and give us exciting new tools and possibilities.

Consumer

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Arzo online jewelry collections are made by women in Turkey. The site supports the artisans in earning money to pay for expenses that are out of their reach, including medical operations, educational opportunities, allowing a child to pursue a hobby, etc.
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wearwell makes it effortless for women to find clothes that fit their style and their values through a personalized shopping experience.
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Have you ever been shopping for clothes and could not decide which item to buy? Enter Choosy! When launched, Choosy will let you reach out to others from your mobile phone to help you decide what clothes are best for you.

Music & Enterntainment

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Audiounity is developing patented piano keyboards that use LED indicators to help anyone compose music
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If independent music ignites your soul, you should turn on Darwin Beats, whether you are an artist seeking to get heard or a listener who loves independent music.

Download in the App Store.

Social Impact

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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.

Science & Engineering

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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.
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Flexadyne improves the repair and recovery of torn ACLs. The venture provides a ready-to-go 3D printed ligament that is custom designed to match the size and strength required for an individual athlete.
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Microinvestigate applies leading edge microbiology to create a platform of highly accurate, non-invasive detection of infectious diseases.
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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.

Sports & Fitness

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Upace is the only app that enables recreation centers, gyms and members to ​view occupancy crowds and ​reserve group fitness classes and ​cardio ​equipment.
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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.

Services

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Digital FastForward is a digital skills accelerator that delivers innovation bootcamps and consulting on design thinking, technology innovation, and lean startup strategies. Our fast-paced workshops and consulting engagements strike the perfect balance between building practical digital skills and high-octane fun.
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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.
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Blending web technology with trucks and storage facilities, Storganize offers stress-free storage for students, in the greater Washington, DC area.

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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AgoraVR
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Cartified
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El Camino Travel
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Get It Called
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2Gether
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ruvna.com
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Shelf Cosmetics