Re-Open Esqapes Immersive Relaxation

I started Esqapes Immersive Relaxation  in July of 2019 with the hopes of using virtual reality and technology to help people relax and de-stress. My goal was to build a sustainable business that brought delight and joy to its customers on a weekly basis. I used my own 401k and savings to build and open this business and unfortunately my resources could only go so far. Like many other small businesses, we here seriously impacted by the COVID-19 mandatory closures. We had to close from March - June and in that time I had no revenue, but still paid rent and my employees. 

I have over 20 years of experience designing games, mobile apps and interactive content for companies like Disney, Sony, AOL and Yahoo. My goal with Esqapes was to use these skills to provide an affordable and accessible way for people to shed anxiety and stress.


Since re-opening in July 2020, guests have loved the experience we provide and we were fully booked nearly every weekend. You can view our Yelp reviews here: https://www.yelp.com/biz/esqapes-immersive-relaxation-los-angeles

We were also fortunate to be featured in a recent Spectrum 1 News article, which does an excellent job of explaining the experience. You can view that article here: https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/technology/2020/09/08/let-s-go-on-a-virtual-vacay--

Even though we have been enjoying a nice boost in customer interest since re-opening, this will be the final month of operations. My lease ends in November and I don't have the funds to re-open the business in another location. Your support will make re-opening Esqapes in the future, a possibility.

My hope is to be able to re-open Esqapes sometime in 2021, when the economy is a little better and when we hopefully have a vaccine. However, due to the nature of Esqapes as a "touchless" business, we have been able to safely operate with very strict protocols in place.

I truly believe that what I have created will become a safe new way for people to "virtually vacation" without the hassle of boarding a plane or spending lots of money. My desire would be to build Esqapes into a successful franchise that could expand across the U.S. and positively affect the lives of busy, stressed out people.

Thank you for your help with this mission!

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Donations

  • Carolyn Jenkins 
    • $100 
    • 8 d
  • Julanda Morgan 
    • $10 
    • 10 d
  • Kyle Chadwick 
    • $50 
    • 11 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 11 d

Organizer

Micah Jackson 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
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