At TIA, we know our strongest asset is our extensive and committed bank of entrepreneur mentors. Made up of alumni, parents, and community members, our mentors bring a wealth of experience, from successes and failures, in the startup world. It’s their experience that allows them to guide our student entrepreneurs to develop the insight, attention to detail, and dedication that they’ll need, not by lecturing them or giving out the answers, but by spurring them to action and fueling their passion. We asked a few of our mentors to provide updates on their companies and we would like to share those with you. We hope you find them as inspiring as we do.
Jump Ramp Games – Janice Ryan ’94
Trying to grow a start-up from the initial vision to a profitable business is never an easy job. It’s a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs. As the VP of Product and Platform at Jump Ramp Games, I can say proudly that our new native Android app, Lucktastic has reached almost 1 million downloads in less than 6 months from when it was first launched! We started out promoting smaller advertisers in our app and now are landing direct deals with national brands. We have become profitable, and our team has grown from just 4 employees 18 months ago to 15 full-time employees today. Now we’re in the process of fundraising for our next growth round, so that we can continue to grow exponentially.
Read more about Janice and the Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship Institute