What is 214 Alpha?
We've created a private label community activation mobile app that gives a small town or community everything they need to create their own economy, including an exclusive marketplace and built-in self-governance.
Through use of the mobile app community generates enough revenue to fund its own economic stimulus, from the bottom-up.
What kind of community?
Community activation app
By using our community activation app, the community goes into business with itself, where the primary benefits are delivered to the citizens.
Using an included marketplace, “buy and produce local” programs cuts out the middleman of Amazon, eBay, Visa, PayPal, etc.
The community keeps the transaction fees, self-funding their redevelopment.
Generate $6,100/mo in revenue for first phase; double or triple that as community members leverage earn/learn programs to transition into becoming producers instead of just consumers.
Financial projections assume 1,200 neighbors using the community activation app; 5% transaction fees; average use of app marketplace.
Built-in additional app features
digital identity and identity verification
communication (chat, social feed)
commerce (a marketplace)
banking (reduce predatory lending)
reputation (a trust score)
The community activation app is "private labeled," meaning that it's delivered to the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores under the name and brand of the community.
We remain behind the scenes, and the community activation app is supported and powered by 214 Alpha.
Example vision: (formerly) homeless
In this brief, three minute video, CEO Kent Dahlgren illustrates how the 214 Alpha software will help a small community of formerly homeless veterans achieve financial self-sufficiency
214 Alpha Customers
Golden tradition Saffron
Tanya Golden built and launched her own farm, growing saffron, and with the success of her business has decided to sponsor her own app, sponsoring a self-sufficient, self-governing community for indigenous and vulnerable women.
She will pair indigenous and vulnerable women with a female mentor to learn valuable skills and crafts, and over time themselves graduate to become part of the matronage (a community of female mentors) to extend the benefit to others (virtual community) , thus allowing her to transition her business into a 501(c)(3).
214 Alpha makes this dream a reality, with an easy-to-use private label mobile app.
JR fields enterprises
Schools are struggling to maintain funding in the wake of COVID-19.
JR Fields will facilitate supplemental fundraising for educational institutions. Each school is its own community within the 214 Alpha marketplace, turning each into a 24/7 peer to peer bazaar.
This makes fundraising easy for rural schools, charter schools, home school communities, and so on
Deb's House Austin
Deborah Smith is the face behind Deb's House, a homeless shelter for women here in Austin. Deb has been homeless in Austin, and has a vision for something better.
Her goal is to create a shelter unlike what is currently offered; the current system has too many gaps, and people fall through the cracks.
The current system operates as a revolving door, where individuals are given a 60 to 90 day period before they are asked to leave, left with nowhere to go and no case manager or support structure.
Deb's House will be a healthy and clean place that will accommodate longer stays to allow women to get back on their feet.
Her envisioned first-phase will feature pop-up camps that serve as the first step for an eventually fixed and persistent tiny home community for homeless women
hands for hope Austin
Hands for Hope Austin will deploy a network of lightweight pop-up camps that serve as first-phase for an eventually fixed and persistent tiny home community for homeless men and women
The 501(c)(3) will provide vocational, educational assistance, as well as job creation, while affording opportunities for its residents reintegrate themselves into the Austin community.
Pursuance will be an app that enables individuals to organize in the pursuit of shared goals.
Individuals can form or join a “pursuance” to work toward a common goal.
Pursuances combine secure task management and discussion features, allowing newcomers to quickly get up to speed and enabling productive team-wide collaboration. Will includes high-trust reporting of news and events, etc.
Strategic vision is to have an open-source platform, but Pursuance is beginning with 214 Alpha under the maxim "whomever mints the coin writes the rules."
Using 214 Alpha's platform, each Pursuance becomes financially self-sustainable, so they can become self-governing.
As this system grows, 214 Alpha will work with Pursuance to launch and sustain an open source community to support the platform as it evolves.
After "listening" to more than 500 small businesses and community members within a seven county rural area of West Virginia, three main constant components are obvious to develop a sustainable enterprise: product, marketing, and financial management.
There is not one entrepreneur in West Virginia nor in the world that can have all three without partners.
to that end, Bürki Enterprises is partnering with 214 Alpha to provide a turn-key mobile app that makes farmer's markets a viable solution in the post-COVID-19 world.