Featured Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis Speaker Managing Director Backstage Accelerator
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Tags: Business / College & University / Entrepreneurship / Health & Wellness / Investing & Venture Capital / Motivational / Productivity / Startup / Work Life Balance


Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis is the Managing Director of Backstage Los Angeles and the recently announced Backstage Accelerator. Backstage Capital is a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are of color, women, and/or LGBT. She is passionate about empowering others, creating genuine connections, and striving towards financial independence through entrepreneurship. She co-founded bosa, a wellness and productivity app that enables consultants to provide the highest level of service to their clients. Anastasia is also an emerging real estate and angel investor.

She was the first Internal Program and Culture Fellow for GRID110, an LA-based organization focused on supporting early-stage entrepreneurs. Prior to entering tech and venture capital full-time, she served as an Administrative Analyst for the City of Los Angeles and a Management Analyst for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.

Anastasia has experience creating and leading programs in the non-profit, corporate, and public sectors. She’s a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy.


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The Blessing of Pivots



Great news #StartupCincy, @hill7org is now accepting applications for their next cohort! #acceleratingopportunity

Thank you @Backstage_Cap for joining us yesterday in an all-around conversation with @justinkan about #diversity and #inclusion and conscious leadership!


Had a great time meeting @ArlanWasHere and team in person!

Calling all Los Angeles-based founders, entrepreneurs, and startups - this is your last chance! Time is ticking! ⌛️Just a few more days until our applications close for the chance to join our Fall 2019 cohort. We’re hosting one more in-person info sessio…

"If you were to put a purple dot on anyone who has been touched by ⁦@Backstage_Cap⁩ in some way, you would see purple dots all over the ecosystem."

Thanks ⁦@MaciPeterson for featuring us in her investor series⁩!

This Thursday, @GreerEngonga will be participating in a panel session and networking session focusing on investing for impact. Check it out here:

.@msft4startups has been an incredible Launch partner for us at Accelerator!

🔥video featuring @imchristiepitts @ArlanWasHere @BackstageDET @govani @karissmayve @CURTISMCKINNON1 @hah_vee_AIR @TheYelitsa @mwheat14 @LisaFrame @gwenjimmere

Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis and Amiah Sheppard will be leading a CO-LAB workshop THIS FRIDAY! This all day conference is something you won't want to miss, here's the $199 discounted registration, use code: CoLabDiscount006 ✨

I just love what @Trimit_app is doing in London😍 so glad I got to be apart of the international deal flow via @BackstageLondon 💯

Friendly reminder: If you’re part of an underrepresented group in engineering and are interested in working for us, my DMs are open! 💕💻💰