American Airlines Contest Seeks Entrepreneurs

American Airlines is ramping up its outreach to entrepreneurs today, saying that it is looking to award 30 round trip tickets on the airlines to entrepreneurs who tell their story of how an airline flight changed their company's history. Fort Worth-based American Airlines said it is awarding more than 400 prizes in its Flights. Camera. Action. 3 contest, which asks businesses to submit their business stories via video to the company. The top prize is the 30 round-trip tickets to American Airlines flights, plus exposure in the airline's in-flight magazine, American Way; a full page ad in Inc. magazine, and an in-flight TV segment airing on American Airlines flights. American has been very active in approaching and working with startups, and created its own startup investment fund earlier this year.