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The Coven

The Coven is a network of workspaces and digital communities for women, non-binary, and trans people.

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Campaign Ends on November 30, 2020

Project Description

The Coven offers digital community and physical workspaces for women, non-binary, and trans folx. If you are interested in becoming a member of The Coven for as little as $25/month, head on over to our website and request a tour. We would love to meet you!

 

Women, non-binary and trans individuals are constantly finding themselves with no designated community space where they can go to gather, recharge, learn from, celebrate and work with one another. From Boomers to Gen Z, today’s women, non-binary and trans folx are on the hunt for meaningful connections. We believe together, women, non-binary and trans people make magic. Enter The Coven. 

The Coven has community spaces with the experiences of women, non-binary, and trans folx in mind. It’s a space for work and play. We're building a dynamic and diverse community of people who inspire each other to live more empowered lives. 

We believe in the economic advancement and empowerment of women, non-binary and trans people. The Coven is interested in like-minded investors who can help us make our idea, space, and community bigger. We believe finding investors who share our values and believe in our vision are a core part of our future growth and success.                                                                                                                                                                             

 

SCHOLARSHIP MODEL
At the core of our business is a 5-for-1 scholarship model to offer membership to women, non-binary and trans individuals in the community, who meets specific socioeconomic needs, creating a truly diverse and inclusive environment. For every five members, we'll fund one full scholarship.


WHAT WE OFFER
The Coven is a beautifully-designed, modern space for work and play in the North Loop offering services women, non-binary and trans folx want and need, making it easy for them to be their best selves. All images presented on this page include our actual real estate along with inspirational photos. We think about our services in three ways:

  • Those that enrich the intellectual fabric of our community.
  • Those that help members stay in boss mode by taking ‘to-do’s’ off their list.
  • Those that help women, non-binary and trans people relax, recharge, and reconnect with one another socially. 

 

THE SPACE
We're creating a physical space where women, non-binary and trans individuals can work, meet, and connect with other like-minded people. Amenities include:

  • Cozy, luxe furnishings conducive to work and play.
  • Shower and dressing room, lockers, and a beauty room outfitted with products for every skin and hair type.
  • A mother’s room to relax while pumping or nursing, complete with natural light, soothing music, a sink, fridge, and the comfiest chair you could imagine.
  • A fresh rotating selection of food and beverage for purchase; including breakfast and lunch options, barista made coffee and tea, as well as cocktails, beer, and wine.
  • Private phone booths, a fully outfitted conference room, printing, and Free Wi-Fi.
  • A great sound system with your favorite music from your favorite female, non-binary and trans artists.

 

PROGRAMMING
A rich calendar of programming and events featuring national and local personalities. Learning opportunities for personal and professional growth.

  • Empowering workshops across a variety of topics: personal finance, negotiation, creative expression, etc.
  • Lecture series with female, non-binary and trans authors, artists, activists, and entrepreneurs about politics, culture, and art.

 

WHY CROWD FUNDING?
We explored many different paths to funding The Coven including traditional funding from VCs, investors, and banks. But at the end of the day those options don't reflect our mission of being built by women, for women. Nor do they value the same things we do: we're building The Coven because it's part of our life's work - we're not building it to scale it and sell it. We believe the power of The Coven lies with the community so we decided to turn to iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform that supports the aspirations of women, non-binary and trans people, to get the job done. Funds secured through our crowdfunding campaign will be used to build out our physical space, the most critical component of The Coven.

 

FOUNDERS The Coven was founded by four women who met during our careers in advertising. While each of us climbed the ranks to prominent leadership positions within our agencies, we came to the realization that the world we were trying to succeed in was not built for us, and we decided it was time to build our own. We are driven by a cause much larger than any one of us - to create a personal and professional haven for women, non-binary and trans people in our community. 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Where is the space? Our space is in a historic building in the North Loop. The visuals you see above are a combination of that location and the aesthetic we're building.

Is The Coven child friendly? Children are often a part of women's lives, and those early stages can be the hardest and most transitional times of our lives. Babies under 12 months are welcome to the space during the day, and we are currently exploring limited childcare options and resources for our parents during evening events.

Are there age requirements? While The Coven will sometimes host events that are made for all ages, however memberships are only available to women 21+.

Does The Coven provide parking? The Coven is conveniently located one block away from multiple bus stops and directly across the street from a large parking ramp. There are several surface lots nearby and ample metered parking spots surrounding our building.

Are members allowed to bring guests to The Coven? Founding members are given two guest passes per week while standard members receive one weekly guest pass. Complimentary guest passes mean you can bring your friends, family, and colleagues to The Coven to enjoy quality time and amenities designed specifically for bosses like you and the ladies you love.

What are The Coven's hours? The Coven’s normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 7am-7pm, and Saturday from 9am-2pm. Evening programming and networking events may run past 7pm on a case by case basis. We are closed on Sundays.

Can you tell me more about the conference room? The Coven features a private, fully equipped conference room for meetings. It includes seating for up to 12 people, a wall-mounted flat screen TV that’s perfect for presentations, conference phone, and surround sound speakers. Founding members have access to unlimited rentals for a rate of $25 per hour versus $50 an hour for those with standard memberships.

What does an “all access” membership include? Founding Memberships are “all access” meaning they give each member complete access to our space and all basic programming, though additional expenses may be incurred for creative classes/workshops that require supplies. Amenities including concierge services, food and beverage, and conference room are pay-per-use.

Are men and people who identify as male allowed in The Coven? The Coven understands that more often than not women work, partner, and collaborate with men professionally. Because our mission is to help women stay in boss mode, we’ve designated our private, rentable conference room as a co-ed space. Members who reserve the conference room are free to bring anyone they want into that specific space. Additionally, anyone renting our private event space is welcome to host guests of any and all genders.  

Can I print / ship / scan / receive packages at The Coven? Yes! We have a printer, a scanner, and a receptionist who will be more than happy to accept your packages. We offer return shipping for UPS/USPS packages with pre-paid return labels. Are there other traditional “office” services or amenities you would like to see? Send us a note: hello@thecovenmpls.com.

Are we looking for speakers? Part of the magic of The Coven is that the women of the space contribute to it. Whether you’re an expert in your field or want to start a group within our space, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at hello@thecovenmpls.com.

How would I use The Coven as someone with a 9-to-5? We think of The Coven as a place for you to be your best self both personally and professionally - we want our members to actively use everything we have to offer in a way that makes sense for them. While you may not find yourself "working" there, we've designed The Coven with lots of features and amenities you won't find at other women's organizations. In addition to our member services, our programming events are meant to empower and enrich our members’ lives. They are arranged by monthly theme and covers topics as wide and diverse as Personal Finance to Entrepreneurial Insights to Social Activism and more. Founding members can also reserve private classes like 1:1 executive coaching from Leveled Leaders for a discounted “Friends and Family” rate.

Does The Coven allow outside food and beverages in the space? Yes, we allow outside food and beverages in The Coven as long as members follow basic guidelines for the benefit of everyone in our community: all food/bev containers must be taken home at the end of each day, no crazy stinky stuff in the microwave, etc. 

Black Women-Owned Business Grant Program
08/03/2020
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$10,000
Karen Cahn
05/20/2019
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$10
Victoria
03/30/2019
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$10
11/22/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$15
09/08/2018
Thank You Package
$100
04/27/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$1
03/03/2018
Founding Member Package ($400 savings!)
$1,800
03/03/2018
Founding Member Package ($400 savings!)
$1,800
Thank You Package
$200
Joe
03/02/2018
Thank You Package
$100
Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Give what you can to support the women in Minneapolis. Your contribution will help us service more women who need access to networks and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

71 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Thank You Package

2 tickets to 1 programming event for you and a friend. Feel good that you've helped fund 2 scholarship tickets to programming.

20 Supporters
None available
250.00 USD
Party Time Package

2 tickets to launch party. 2 tickets to programming. 1 month free membership if you decide to join as an annual or monthly member. Feel good that you've helped fund 2 scholarship tickets to programming.

16 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Boss Witch Package (Early Bird)

Private Alchemy Class for you and up to 30 friends. Hard Hat Tour before The Coven officially opens. 3 tickets to launch party. 3 tickets to future programming. 2 months free membership if you decide to join as an annual or monthly member. Feel good you're funding 3 scholarship tickets to programming.

3 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Boss Witch

Hard Hat Tour before The Coven officially opens. 3 tickets to launch party. 3 tickets to future programming. 2 months free membership if you decide to join as an annual or monthly member. Feel good you're funding 3 scholarship tickets to programming.

6 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
Do Some Good Package

Free 4-hour rental in our private space. Hard Hat Tour before The Coven officially opens. 4 tickets to launch party. 4 tickets to future programming. 3 months free membership if you decide to join as an annual or monthly member. Feel good you're funding 4 scholarship tickets to programming.

2 Supporters
None available
1,800.00 USD
Founding Member Package ($400 savings!)

Discounted Founding Membership ($400 savings). Free month of unlimited access at Alchemy. Hard Hat Tour before The Coven officially opens. 2 Tickets to launch party. Feel good you're contribution helps fund our 5-for-1 scholarship.

142 Supporters
None available
1,800.00 USD
Gift A Scholarship

Select this option to donate a full membership to our scholarship fund.

7 Supporters
None available
100.00 USD
Girls Got Grit

To our male friends: this is a great opportunity for you to support The Coven community, and give your favorite lady an opportunity to feel empowered with essential self defense skills. Detective Maggie Titus will lead an in-depth training session to address risk factors, self defense, and protecting yourself and loved ones from harm.

2 Supporters
None available

Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Give what you can to support the women in Minneapolis. Your contribution will help us service more women who need access to networks and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

71 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Thank You Package

2 tickets to 1 programming event for you and a friend. Feel good that you've helped fund 2 scholarship tickets to programming.

20 Supporters
None available
250.00 USD
Party Time Package

2 tickets to launch party. 2 tickets to programming. 1 month free membership if you decide to join as an annual or monthly member. Feel good that you've helped fund 2 scholarship tickets to programming.

16 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Boss Witch Package (Early Bird)

Private Alchemy Class for you and up to 30 friends. Hard Hat Tour before The Coven officially opens. 3 tickets to launch party. 3 tickets to future programming. 2 months free membership if you decide to join as an annual or monthly member. Feel good you're funding 3 scholarship tickets to programming.

3 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Boss Witch

Hard Hat Tour before The Coven officially opens. 3 tickets to launch party. 3 tickets to future programming. 2 months free membership if you decide to join as an annual or monthly member. Feel good you're funding 3 scholarship tickets to programming.

6 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
Do Some Good Package

Free 4-hour rental in our private space. Hard Hat Tour before The Coven officially opens. 4 tickets to launch party. 4 tickets to future programming. 3 months free membership if you decide to join as an annual or monthly member. Feel good you're funding 4 scholarship tickets to programming.

2 Supporters
None available
1,800.00 USD
Founding Member Package ($400 savings!)

Discounted Founding Membership ($400 savings). Free month of unlimited access at Alchemy. Hard Hat Tour before The Coven officially opens. 2 Tickets to launch party. Feel good you're contribution helps fund our 5-for-1 scholarship.

142 Supporters
None available
1,800.00 USD
Gift A Scholarship

Select this option to donate a full membership to our scholarship fund.

7 Supporters
None available
100.00 USD
Girls Got Grit

To our male friends: this is a great opportunity for you to support The Coven community, and give your favorite lady an opportunity to feel empowered with essential self defense skills. Detective Maggie Titus will lead an in-depth training session to address risk factors, self defense, and protecting yourself and loved ones from harm.

2 Supporters
None available