Putting a Little College Humor into Business

Posted on February 16, 2012


College, aside from being a place for higher learning, is also a place where all the fun happens. In 1999, childhood friends Josh Abramson and Ricky Van Veen were typical college freshmen, excited to experience complete and utter liberty for the first time in their lives. For their first collegiate experience, both decided to post pictures of themselves doing stupid college stuff on the Internet. The gags became an instant hit, and soon the site was getting a fair share of visitors every week. Three months later, Abramson and Van Veen were able to earn $8,000 in advertising revenue. What started out just for kicks  became an Internet phenomenon.

This is how CollegeHumor.com began. This little Web site became an income-generating media company, with an average of four to eight million visitors each month. From comedic geniuses, Abramson and Van Veen became successful entrepreneurs people just can’t get enough of.

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