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.


Exercising your Agency

Why My Productivity App is Rooted in Wellness

The Blessing of Pivots



Catch @imchristiepitts on her European tour! 👩🏼‍🎤

A change I've noticed over the last few months:

- I used to tell people to go to @LambdaSchool to learn code first
- Now I recommend joining @Career_Karma first and then Lambda

The barriers to learning a skill continue to drop fast.

@drgreenpower shares his reflection on his 9th week in the @Backstage_Cap LA accelerator. He shares his thoughts on mission and thanks his friend of 15 years for inspiring him. Building a company can be hard, the right partners make all of the difference.

I have four more weeks before graduating @BackstageLAX and becoming a Headliner. It has been a wonderful ride and I have mixed feelings about completing it. I was reminded this week that hard things are worthy, as long as you understand your mission. /1

It’s really exciting to be an investor in @Backstage_Cap~so many high-leverage situations like this one.

Check out our founder @MelCristol chatting with @PaperMagazine about how #sextech products and the #metoo movement are helping women take ownership of their sexuality 💕

I had the pleasure of speaking last week on a @GA_LA x @poppin panel about how much fun it is to be a founder!

Mara, thank you so much for coming to visit us at @BackstageLAX!

Congrats on graduating another killer I2P cohort @GRID110 👏 here @CrossCampusLA with my fav #SHEROES in #techLA @mayra_lombera @eliannevenice @mikster 🔥💖 #womenintech @BixelExchange

Dear wonderful powerful women, let’s support and celebrate one another okay... no competition. Only collaboration. To rise up and accelerate we must cheer one another on and grab another’s hand to pull each other up. 👩🏻‍💻💕