Vying for a Spot on the Inc. 5000
Jumping to Plan B
Rick and Jeff Platt, a father and son entrepreneurial duo from Los Angeles, were really excited about the idea of creating a new professional sport that would use trampoline courts as its playing field. But after receiving $2.5 million in investments, building the court (called Sky Zone), and training athletes, the Platt's could not get the new sport to catch on. One thing that did catch on was the neighborhood kids begging to play on the trampolines. So in June of 2004, Sky Zone, the sport, morphed into Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. In 2010, the company reported $3 million in revenue, up from $500,000 in 2007, amounting to 500 percent growth over that period. Jeff projects total revenue for 2011 will reach nearly $12 million.