Auburn Business Incubator Auburn Research & Technology Foundation

About the Auburn Business Incubator

The Auburn Business Incubator (ABI) is located in Building 570 in the Auburn Research Park on the Auburn University campus. It is operated by the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation (ARTF) which is a university-affiliated, non-profit corporation chartered to support the mission of Auburn University, particularly in research and economic development. The ARTF develops and operates the Auburn Research Park.

Benefits and Services

  • Flexible Leases.
  • Paid Utilities.
  • Assistance in finding business service providers.
  • Shared small conference room.
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Apply Here Now for ABI

Interested parties are required to complete an application that will be reviewed by the Incubator staff. Entry into the incubator is competitive; therefore, it is important for all individuals and businesses to be precise in describing their products and services, as well as their current financial and operational status.

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View Our Office Spaces

The Auburn Business Incubator contains thirteen closed offices with glass fronts and seven work stations/cubicles. Each office and work station has dedicated phone and internet connections, secure wireless available, linked to high speed copy machine, fax machine, and scanner. More About The ABI Office Spaces »

Meet the ABI Directors

  • Larry Fillmer

    Larry Fillmer
    Executive Director
    Auburn Research and
    Technology Foundation

  • Phil Dunlap

    Phil Dunlap
    Assistant Director
    Auburn Research and
    Technology Foundation


Michigan Natural Gas, LLC

“The ABI was instrumental in our launch. It allowed our business to grow from a fledgling start-up to an organization in a state of rapid growth. We have evolved from a company with big ideas when we arrived in April 2013, to now having over 10,000 customers less than one year later. Without ABI’s turnkey approach for small businesses, our first year could have been much more difficult. ABI had everything we needed to be successful the first day we set up shop in our office. In addition, they provided us with everything that we needed as we grew our organization. We would highly recommend that every small business take a look at ABI for their start-up phase needs.”Philip Cato, President

Angel Investor Management Group

“The ABI did exactly what it was designed to do. It allowed our company to grow from the idea stage to the growth stage. We started with the idea of forming a local network of angel investors. During our two years at the ABI, we grew from one small investor network in Auburn with 40 members to four networks with almost 200 members. Our groups are on track to invest $4mm in early stage companies throughout the Southeast this year alone. The ABI provided us with facilities and services that helped fuel our growth. Local entrepreneurs are lucky to have such a nice space while launching their companies. Combining the quality of the facilities with the location and price, it's a no-brainer for early stage companies.”Clay Corman, Executive Director


“'Accelerated' is a modest description of the success we've experienced while at the Auburn Business Incubator. In the past year we've validated a new method of treatment for cardiac arrest, received awards at a state-wide business competition, filed international patents, and raised working capital. The mentorship, resources, and professionalism provided by ABI have been instrumental for my personal growth and should be marked as invaluable for the Auburn business environment. To any aspiring entrepreneurs with big ideas but little experience: If you have the drive to turn a concept into a business, ABI will show you exactly how to do it.”Tommy Foote, President


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