Catalyst is a three-day boot camp for entrepreneurs of color who want to learn how to fund and launch their own media products.
Catalyst fellows are passionate about media and journalism and aspire to take their side hustles to the next level. The program includes workshops, speaker panels and one-on-one mentoring sessions where fellows will learn how to:
- Create a compelling pitch deck.
- Get best practices on how to bring your product to market, measure the right metrics and make your product financially sustainable.
- Find out how venture capitalists evaluate founders and their startups.
- Understand how the foundation grant-making process works.
- Join a growing community of media investors, advisors, and founders of color.
- Hear from other media startup founders about their own journeys.
Interested in applying for catalyst?
AAJA welcomes donations to its student and professional programs throughout the year. Your donation to the Catalyst program will go a long way toward helping the students produce quality work and gain valuable newsroom experience in 2021!
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Apply for Catalyst 2018: AAJA’s Media Entrepreneurship Program
Applications are now open for Catalyst, a three-day boot camp for founders of color who want to learn how to fund and launch their own media products. The program is scheduled to take place November 8-10, 2018 at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in New York City.