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Elevate Coworking + Community

Our mission is to support female entrepreneurs with the empowering resources they need to elevate their business and themselves.

$4,000
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Campaign Ends on June 15, 2022

Project Description

 

Elevate Header Image- shows pictures  workspace, childcare and community

 

Elevate will be the first coworking space in Wilmington designed for women by women.  

We'll offer a productive workspace for female entrepreneurs and key resources like an encouraging community, a photo studio, and childcare onsite! 

 

Research shows there has been a massive influx of people starting new businesses from home since the pandemic -5.4 Million in 2021 alone!! Whew! Many of these new business owners need our support. 

While Wilmington offers a few coworking options, none offer the amenities catering to the work/life balance that's unique to women, especially moms. 

Our goal is to create the foundational space (that's not at home!) to help entrepreneurs thrive in business and life.  Currently, we identify 3 main problems when working from home that make growing a business more difficult.  

 

 

1. Distractions are a real problem when working from home, it's just way too easy to get sidetracked. 

2. Working parents have to juggle the childcare portion too! Studies show us this is more often women than men. 

3. Lastly, those first years in business are definitely a make it or break it period. It can be confusing trying to decide what is a 'needle-mover' task and how to grow to the next level. 

That's where Elevate comes in. We're solving all these problems under 1 roof.  The education + business community you've been looking for,  right where you work, all while your children are being cared for.

Quote that says "simply put Elevate will solve all these problems under one roof"

AMENITIES: 

We're offering the resources we know female entrepreneurs need when running a business.
 

  • A fun workspace you can be productive in and check off some of those big business to-do's
  • Childcare on site. Need I say more? Let someone else get the kids *another* snack
  • A Creative Community of other Female Entrepreneurs to talk life and business with.

That's not all. A few more things we've identified to help ensure sucess:  

  • Natural light Photo Studio, perfect for Content Creation
  • Workshops and Events to help Small Businesses grow during those crucial first few years in businesses
  • Plans to add mentorship programs and even offer small capital loans for women-owned businesses after we open
  • Last but not least, plenty of free coffee to keep you working! Always hot and ready. 

 

Elevate Workspace Inspiration Images
Elevate Childcare Inspiration Images

FUNDRAISING GOALS: 

We are seeking funding of 50k to help build, furnish and open our first space here in Wilmington, NC.

While we have some initial funds secured already, we are looking for more financial support to make this space a reality. Have a look through our Rewards Choices, we even have the opportunity for you to donate a membership to someone who can benefit from this space!


Even sharing on social media about our mission, we'd be so so grateful as it helps us reach more people who could benefit from this community!

ABOUT:

Founder Maggie Blackham (below) is a small business owner and toddler mom. She believes women can have it all with the right support. Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs (4 generations in fact!), she intimately knows what it's like to juggle a family life while running a business.  She's so passionate to see this space come to life for our Wilmington Community.  

 

Thank you so much for reading this far + investing your time to learn more about Elevate Coworking + Community. We appreciate you supporting our vision to help more women + moms be successful in business and in life.

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Who is this space for? Small business owners, female entrepreneurs, working women, creatives, influencers, and visionaries. Come as you are!

 

  • When do you open? Our goal is to open to Founding Members as a soft opening by June 2022. And a Grand Opening event happening in July 2022. 

 

  • Where will the space be located? We are looking at a building in midtown Wilmington, with access to major roads that offers plenty of parking for events and workshops.

 

Mackenzie Wetherill
05/19/2022
Elevate TShirt!
$50
Kelly Anne
05/17/2022
Founding Member [1 YEAR]
$1,500
Chelsea Winstead
05/13/2022
Private Office Reserve
$500
Ruby Harvey
05/10/2022
Elevate TShirt!
$50
Pam Evans
04/29/2022
Founding Member [3 MONTH]
$450
04/26/2022
Event ONLY Membership 1 YEAR
$100
Michelle Popp
04/21/2022
Photo Studio DAY Rental
$200
Sarah Chamberlain
03/30/2022
Monetary Contribution
$200
Lauren Butler
03/24/2022
Elevate TShirt!
$50
Chelsea Jones Hollis
03/22/2022
Founding Member [3 MONTH]
$450
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care! Any amount will help us reach our goal and we are so so grateful for your support. 

2 Supporters
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15.00 USD
Cheers + Playlist!

Virtual Cheers and Thanks for supporting our mission! As a {Thank you} we'll send our bomb Playlist 'It's a Woman's World'

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0 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Elevate TShirt!

"Don't Stop Until You're Proud" T-Shirt designed by local Artist Amanda Moore (@TheMisplacedCactus) made just for this campaign. Soft touch t-shirt in clay. Shipping in June 2022.

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5 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Event ONLY Membership 1 YEAR

Attend any of Elevate's Local Events for the first year. SAVE $80!! We plan to offer a variety of workshops + events to help you grow in both business and life. Topics range from DIY Charcuterie Board Making to Social Media Strategies for Biz to Mindful Parenting. Full list coming soon! Only available to Wilmington Locals.

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200.00 USD
Photo Studio DAY Rental

[6 Hour] 1-Day Rental for our Natural-Light Photo Studio. Must reserve your date within 6 months of opening. SAVE $100 by booking now. We can't wait to see what you create here!

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150.00 USD
Cheeky Monkey Coffee for 1 YEAR

Cheeky Monkey Coffee for 1 YEAR! Love local coffee? Enjoy a Latte 1x Week for a full year! Must be local to Wilmington, can't ship hot lattes ;)

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450.00 USD
Founding Member [3 MONTH]

THIS SPACE is what you've been waiting for!! 3 Months (for the price of 2) of unlimited coworking - come as often as you want. Also includes: Hard Hat Tour of the space before we open, 2 VIP Opening Party Tickets, Founding Member Merch Bundle. SAVE $300

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750.00 USD
Fund the Kids Space

Directly support such an engaging space for these kiddos. We plan to create a one-of-a-kind play space to keep kids entertains (by toys, not screens) while mama's get some work done! We'll add your name/logo to the wall to show your support!

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500.00 USD
Nursing/Pumping Room

Directly support the most cozy and private space that encourages mamas to be able to nurse or pump in between getting some work done. We plan to fill this space with loving notes and encouragement to remind mamas just how strong they are! We'll add your name/logo to the wall to show your support!

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2,500.00 USD
Sponsor 2 Memberships

Gift 2 memberships for the price of 1! Our scholarship fund will allow us to gift a membership to someone who may not be able to afford it or gift to a non-profit company that could benefit from this space. Your Name/Company Logo on our recognition wall for making it possible. 

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1,500.00 USD
Founding Member [1 YEAR]

THIS SPACE is what you've been waiting for!! 1 yr of unlimited coworking- come as often as you want. Also includes: Hard Hat Tour of the space before we open, 2 VIP Opening Party Tickets, Founding Member Merch Bundle. SAVE $900

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8,000.00 USD
Sponsor 6 Memberships

Gift 6 memberships for the price of 3. We'll match your donation to add a total of 6 memberships to our scholarship fund. Our scholarship fund will allow us to gift a membership to someone who may not be able to afford it or a non-profit company who could benefit from this space. Your Name/Company Logo on our recognition wall for making it possible!

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10,000.00 USD
Angel Investor

Thank you doesn't seem like enough! You believe in this space and want to see it become a reality for the next generation of female entrepreneurs. For your support, we'll put your Name/Company Logo front and center on our recognition,  2 VIP Opening Party Tickets, a Merch Bundle are yours too, PLUS you'll have our unending gratitude in supporting our mission to help more women succeed! 

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500.00 USD
Private Office for 1 Reserve

Reserve Private Office as a Founding Member and get 1 month FREE!

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1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care! Any amount will help us reach our goal and we are so so grateful for your support. 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Cheers + Playlist!

Virtual Cheers and Thanks for supporting our mission! As a {Thank you} we'll send our bomb Playlist 'It's a Woman's World'

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0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Elevate TShirt!

"Don't Stop Until You're Proud" T-Shirt designed by local Artist Amanda Moore (@TheMisplacedCactus) made just for this campaign. Soft touch t-shirt in clay. Shipping in June 2022.

70 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Event ONLY Membership 1 YEAR

Attend any of Elevate's Local Events for the first year. SAVE $80!! We plan to offer a variety of workshops + events to help you grow in both business and life. Topics range from DIY Charcuterie Board Making to Social Media Strategies for Biz to Mindful Parenting. Full list coming soon! Only available to Wilmington Locals.

29 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Photo Studio DAY Rental

[6 Hour] 1-Day Rental for our Natural-Light Photo Studio. Must reserve your date within 6 months of opening. SAVE $100 by booking now. We can't wait to see what you create here!

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Cheeky Monkey Coffee for 1 YEAR

Cheeky Monkey Coffee for 1 YEAR! Love local coffee? Enjoy a Latte 1x Week for a full year! Must be local to Wilmington, can't ship hot lattes ;)

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
450.00 USD
Founding Member [3 MONTH]

THIS SPACE is what you've been waiting for!! 3 Months (for the price of 2) of unlimited coworking - come as often as you want. Also includes: Hard Hat Tour of the space before we open, 2 VIP Opening Party Tickets, Founding Member Merch Bundle. SAVE $300

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2 Supporters
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750.00 USD
Fund the Kids Space

Directly support such an engaging space for these kiddos. We plan to create a one-of-a-kind play space to keep kids entertains (by toys, not screens) while mama's get some work done! We'll add your name/logo to the wall to show your support!

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0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Nursing/Pumping Room

Directly support the most cozy and private space that encourages mamas to be able to nurse or pump in between getting some work done. We plan to fill this space with loving notes and encouragement to remind mamas just how strong they are! We'll add your name/logo to the wall to show your support!

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Sponsor 2 Memberships

Gift 2 memberships for the price of 1! Our scholarship fund will allow us to gift a membership to someone who may not be able to afford it or gift to a non-profit company that could benefit from this space. Your Name/Company Logo on our recognition wall for making it possible. 

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0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
Founding Member [1 YEAR]

THIS SPACE is what you've been waiting for!! 1 yr of unlimited coworking- come as often as you want. Also includes: Hard Hat Tour of the space before we open, 2 VIP Opening Party Tickets, Founding Member Merch Bundle. SAVE $900

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
8,000.00 USD
Sponsor 6 Memberships

Gift 6 memberships for the price of 3. We'll match your donation to add a total of 6 memberships to our scholarship fund. Our scholarship fund will allow us to gift a membership to someone who may not be able to afford it or a non-profit company who could benefit from this space. Your Name/Company Logo on our recognition wall for making it possible!

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
Angel Investor

Thank you doesn't seem like enough! You believe in this space and want to see it become a reality for the next generation of female entrepreneurs. For your support, we'll put your Name/Company Logo front and center on our recognition,  2 VIP Opening Party Tickets, a Merch Bundle are yours too, PLUS you'll have our unending gratitude in supporting our mission to help more women succeed! 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Private Office for 1 Reserve

Reserve Private Office as a Founding Member and get 1 month FREE!

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1 Supporter
Select this reward