The School of Communication, with WAMU and J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, have hosted a speaker a series that draws the best of the best. Experts tackle the tough topics: revenue generation, creativity, idea generation, promotion and more.
American University enjoys a unique a partnership between three of its schools and 1776, a startup incubator platform based in Washington, D.C. The partnership serves as a vehicle for collaboration between 1776 and AU, where 1776 provides these AU academic units access to 1776 Campus programming and events as well as discounted memberships to select AU students.
AU's School of Communication, Kogod School of Business, and School of International Service each offer targeted classes or programs focused on various areas of entrepreneurship. These include entrepreneurship in media, the creation ofsustainable business, nonprofit and social entrepreneurial ventures,and the creation of social enterprises.
The Kogod Incubator provides accepted ventures with mentors, networking opportunities, educational opportunities, access to resources, and space to guide them through the early stages of product, service, and business development. From the idea stage to investor pitches, the Incubator can support a venture with the tools to successfully launch. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE KOGOD INCUBATOR
Students Launch Online Media Outlet
American University School of Communication student Trey Yingst paired with School of International Service student Ford Fischer to build News2Share, a is an online media outlet based in Washington D.C. In addition to providing objective and engaging content to our viewers, we strive to provide useful footage that can be integrated onto other news networks. Its coverage spans from local and national politics to international conflict. The two turned to Kogod's Incubator their senior year to better define their product and map their plans for success.
American University School of Communication professor Amy Eisman has been named one of the top 100 leaders and influencers of the capital's digital arena by Washingtonian magazine, a nod to her track record as both a disruptor and innovator in the online world.