AUAccelerate was formed in March 2016 to support minority and women-owned enterprises lacking the resources to fulfill their vision of success.

The goal is to “accelerate” 3 – 5 companies per year through mentorship and access to AUA Equity’s resource base: operating executives, industry experts, and an advisory council of third party service providers.

INAUGURAL AUACCELERATE CLASS OF 2016

Minority and women-owned manufacturer and marketer of natural deodorant

AUAccelerate Value
Manufacturing and supply chain; human capital; corporate structure; wholesale strategy

Minority and women-owned manufacturer of gluten, grain, dairy, GMO & preservative free cookies

AUAccelerate Value
Manufacturing; fundraising; go-to-market strategy; packaging and materials; accounting overhaul

Minority and women-owned manufacturer and marketer of traditional Hispanic “polvorones” cookies

AUAccelerate Value
Go-to market strategy; fundraising; product shelf life; plant setup; accounting overhaul

AUACCELERATE CLASS OF 2017

Women-owned manufacturer and distributor of non-meat cuisines. Nut Burgers uses organic and natural real food ingredients with nothing artificial. All products are gluten-free, non-GMO, soy-msg-free, nutrient-dense, and nut-plant-based.

Minority and women-owned manufacturer of coffee products. Coffee with a cause: for every bag of coffee purchased, Chapín serves school meals to children living in rural Guatemala through a partnership with the NGO Pueblo a Pueblo.

Minority and women-owned manufacturer and marketer of Cuban-style bean dips and soups

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