Amy Schrier, Founder and CEO of Mission.tv
Amy Schrier is a serial entrepreneur who aims to use powerful visual imagery to form impressive media brands.
She’s the Co-founder and CEO of MISSION.tv, a humanitarian-focused, digital and mobile platform about social action and travel. Its goal is to connect people around the world via its socially-conscious, progressive mentality and gorgeous video and photos.
Previously, when only age 28, Amy founded BLUE, an award-winning adventure sports and lifestyle magazine that often featured lush, innovative photography. Among many other accomplishments, she has written for The Huffington Post and visited more than 40 countries worldwide.
An optimist who jumps at any chance to travel the globe, Amy loves a challenge, as well as surfing and yoga (just don’t invite her bowling, she says!). She lives by the motto: “Try everything in life once, and the fun things twice” (quote by Ziggy).
Yes, Amy you are an awesome, world-changing entrepreneur extraordinaire!
Who are your heroes?
Richard Branson [the founder of Virgin]; Yvon Chouinard [the founder of uber-outdoor sports company, Patagonia]; Liz Clark [Patagonia’s own “surf ambassador,” who lives in French Polynesia]; and Easkey Britton [Ireland’s top female surfer].
What is your current challenge?
Raising capital for MISSION.tv
Your greatest achievement?
Turning $3,000 in capital into a $2.5M revenue company, BLUE.
Why are you an entrepreneur?
I think you are born an entrepreneur, and once you are, you cannot be anything else.
What problem are you solving?
MISSION.tv aims to create ways young people can create positive change in the world, through easy, accessible means.
What problem would you like solved?
Global economic disparity and social injustice.
Which talent would you like to have?
Being able to raise capital!
Best pat on the back you’ve ever received?
Being a regular speaker on adventure lifestyle on CNN, CNNfn, and numerous other TV networks.
Advice you wish you’d had (or had followed)?
Having better capital-raising strategies and advice for my first company. Still need those actually!
The conference you’d like to keynote?
The Social Good Summit [an initiative heavily focused on how social media can most impact global change].
Your pitch in 140 characters?
“MISSION.tv is a millennial-focused platform for social change agents around the world.”
The Instagram follower you can’t live without?
My 11-year old daughter.
The job you’d actually love?
The one I have!
Biggest misconception about being an entrepreneur?
Not realizing how long you might have to live at basic subsistence level to get from point A to point B.
What are you reading?
The Anatomy of the Spirit.
What books are your must read?
The Alchemist and The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life.
If I wanted to do what you’re doing…what’s your advice?
Never give up, and have patience!
Short cut, long route, road less travelled? What’s your roadmap?
Road less traveled.
One place in time you’d like to visit?
Part of the trick to staying focused is?
Either yoga or coffee.
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