The vision has always been clear, create an environment that embraces the undervalued community of passionate technology entrepreneurs. To make this vision a reality we needed to perform 3 missions all working in parallel of each other. We are very excited to have two operating missions in action. This section of our site will serve as the hub for Mission 3, The Community.
Amplify has been operating an accelerator program since December 2011. Our goal for this mission was to add to the growing capital needs for Los Angeles entrepreneurs. These talented people were leaving our community because of a disconnect between the people who had money and themselves. This will always be a problem but with our program we now work hard to make capital needs in Los Angeles non existent. Find out more here.
We recently renovated the historic building at 1600 Main Street in Venice CA, 90291 designed by famous architect Steven Ehrlich. The 10,000 square foot property, where part of the Venice roller coaster once stood, had a simple goal, bring everyone who shared the same drive and passion under one roof and lets see what happens. Our facility is now home to dozens of startups and eager entrepreneurs. Find out more here.
The final mission, embrace the community. In the past we've tested ideas on how we can support this community with events, resources (two of which you will find below), social media, parties, etc… We still have no specific program for the community, however, I do promise this is something we will focus a great deal of effort on. We will continue to test an array of experiments so we can better understand the needs of the community and how we can best help.
We can't begin to explain how excited we are for technology companies in Los Angeles. We are honored you let us contribute.
Amplify Mentor Event: Recent trends and innovations in early-stage venture financings
Entrepreneurs make common mistakes when crafting an early-stage financial model, yet most mistakes are largely avoidable. This guide intends to provide young entrepreneurs with rough idea of how to build a financial model without falling victims to usual pitfalls.
- This is a discussion about what you believe will happen
- This is an assesment of your realism (Costs and Revenues).
- This is a statement about your assumptions.
- This is a way to visualize how your business actually works.
- Income Statement
- Balance Sheet
- Cash Flow Statement
Entrepreneurs make common mistakes when crafting an early-stage pitch deck, yet most mistakes are largely avoidable. This guide intends to provide young entrepreneurs with a rough idea of how to build a compelling deck without falling victims to the usual pitfalls.
- This Idea
- This Team
- This Problem
- This Solution
- Tractions & Validation
- Current Needs
- Guidelines and structure
- Common mistakes and turn-offs
E-commerce companies looking to succeed must be able to clearly understand, explain and optimize their underlying metrics. This guide intends to provide entrepreneurs with an understanding of the data necessary to scale any new e-commerce venture.
- Identifying key dimensions for segmenting your data
- Calculating and tracking key metrics
- Using impactful reporting tools to uncover valuable insights