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Alumni Entrepreneurs from American University

American University is proud of our many alumni who have distinguished themselves in entrepreneurial endeavors across countless business fields. Our alumni entrepreneurs have founded or co-founded innovative businesses that have made an impact in the marketplace, and have received notable media attention.

Layla al-Dorani Raw Me

Layla al-Dorani, BSBA '07

Al-Dorani used the skills developed at Kogod to start Raw Me, a raw food and juice store, off the ground in Qatar.

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Sysazzle at the Inc 500 Conference

Michael Paradise, MBA '00

Utilizing the consulting skills learned at Kogod's MBA program, Michael Paradise created his start-up, Sysazzle.

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DSLR Camera

Justin Bridges, BSBA '08

Bridges started out in the finance world after Kogod. But when he felt his creativity waning, he turned a hobby into a full-time photography business.

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