Glow Factory HQ: Create Insta Moments Conveniently

Atlanta's premier collaboration hub for content creators who are passionate about their Instagram Aesthetic.

Shae
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$1,016
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Project Description

Matthew 21:22 ESV 

"And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."

The Atlanta Influencer market is home to a new generation of Founders and Serial Entrepreneurs. They come from many different backgrounds and diverse ethnicities but they all share a commonality– the need to create compelling content aka take some great pics for their Instagram pages. 

The Glow Factory is a Made-for-Instagram Art Installation space for local content creators, bloggers and influencers through monthly membership options. A unique one of a kind space for work and play, that fills a gap addressed by no other business in Atlanta, one of the top 10 Rising Cities For Startups.

The Glow Factory will welcome a diverse and inclusive community of content creators, bloggers and influencers who support each other in a safe and judgment free space to utilize the facilities' designed sets & backdrops for their content creation needs.

We believe in the economic advancement and empowerment of women, People of Color, underrepresented and under privileged minorities. The Glow Factory welcomes all likeminded backers to invest with us so that together we can create the blogger and influencer world we want to exist.  

DIVERSE. INCLUSIVE. SAFE SPACE. SUPPORTIVE. JUDGMENT FREE. COMMUNITY.

#GLOWGIRLSGIVE: When The Glow Factory opens its doors we're excited to sponsor one annual membership to a deserving woman (or man) in the community, who meets specific socioeconomic needs, further supporting our mission to create a truly diverse and inclusive space (for every seven annual memberships purchased we'll sponsor one).

THIS IS NOT ANOTHER CO-WORKING OFFICE SPACE! IT IS A CO-CREATING SPACE.

THE SPACE

The Glow Factory is the headquarters for @HappyGirlGlowOfficial operations, for our members, and open to the local content creator community to gather and create in. It's women owned and operated.

Amenities include:

  • New themed set designs & backdrops bi-monthly.
  • Member's Market with our member's products on display for purchase.
  • Open layout floorplan filled with chic & feminine furniture paired with natural lighting.
  • Modern & updated kitchen with coffee & wine bar plus snack carts.
  • Opportunity for members to rent space.

This is:

  • A fully equipped venue space with designed sets for all your Instagram photos (new sets with different themes will be designed bi-monthly: Unicorn, Rainbows, Chic Black & White, Sunflower Garden, Chocolate Galore, so many themes we'll bring to life with your contribution). 
  • A private space for blogger meet-ups hosted by @HappyGirlGlowOfficial + it's available for private rental by our members to host their own events for their respective community.
  • A safe space where all race and ethnicities will be welcomed. No longer will the blogger community be segregated in 2019 or ever again!!!

WHY DO WE NEED THIS?

Believe it or not in 2019 the blogger and influencer community is segregated. Yes – you can go to a blogger event hosted by a non-inclusive blogger community and find all of the attendees are the same skin color, sex, and around the same age! That's a problem in our eyes and hopefully in yours too. There should be no reason in 2019 that segregation of any community is allowed, tolerated or accepted.

We decided to create the blogger and influencer world we want to exist with HappyGirlGlow.com and our diverse members need a space they can gather and connect with one another multiple times out of the month, a place they can come together to collaborate and take each other's pictures for their blogs in a fun judgement free space.

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

On our mission to create a physical headquarters where guest will be able to attend weekly blogger meet-ups, fun events, and enjoy picture perfect designed sets & backdrops for their content creation needs – so many lives will change for the better once WE reach this goal! 

Successfully building our own headquarters will mean:

  • New jobs created to hire more diverse teams filled with women, People of Color, underrepresented and under privileged minorities.
  • A place for creators to come and create in a convenient space.
  • A guaranteed venue for blogger meet-ups, private events and experiential marketing brand activations.

According to the GA Dept. of Labor,  there are 808,285 registered establishments in Georgia in 2019. 

We are the ONLY business in one of the top 10 Rising Cities For Startups committed to solving the daily problems local creatives face with their content creation needs in a convenient way.

 

MEMBERSHIP


The Glow Factory Membership (Normally $1,500/annually)
As a thank you we're offering a limited number of Founding Memberships at a 50% discount rate. 

Membership with The Glow Factory includes:

  • Full access to our space including office supplies, photography tools and fully stocked kitchen
  • Services during operating hours
  • Early access to all Glow Factory events and programming 
  • Membership Discount card with reduced rates at the Member's Market + reduced rates with our partner photographers, graphic designers, models and creative directors
  • Private Online Community Group Forum with other content creators

WHY CROWD FUNDING?

Our founder, Shae, has been self-funding Happy Girl Glow for the past year and a half. While the community was initially entirely online, we’ve worked to put together offline experiences and events, giving our members the opportunity to meet IRL. The only way Happy Girl Glow can continue to provide these experiences, maintain the growth and add more resources is to grow into a physical headquarters with a team. For that, we need your help.


We looked into many different paths to funding The Glow Factory including traditional funding from VCs, investors, and banks. But at the end of the day we want to create jobs for diverse teams of women, People of Color, underrepresented and under privileged minorities and we're not going away from that goal, ever. We've learned in the past that some investors value high growth and scalability over diversity and commitment to our goal. We believe the power of The Glow Factory lies within the community so we decided to turn to so  iFundWomen, a female only crowdfunding platform, 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 Glow Factory to ensure we create the blogger and influencer community we want to exist.

DIVERSE. INCLUSIVE. SAFE SPACE. SUPPORTIVE. JUDGMENT FREE. COMMUNITY.

To reach this HUGE goal. Help us by:

  • Constantly posting about our campaign on your social media with link to this website using hashtag #GlowGirlsGive.

  • Share our crowdfunding website link via email and text to members of your network who you think will believe in us and support $$$.

  • Place our crowdfunding link in your social media bio and constantly tell people to click it.

  • Contribute whatever you can to our campaign no amount is too small. We have to work together!

  • Use the IFundWomen share tools right now and click the Share Project button.

And that's all there is to it!

Please send us your prayers as we step out on faith and ask for help raising the funds needed to build this space! Thank you so much for your support and contributions.

Matthew 21:22 ESV 

"And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where is the space?

Our space is set to be along the Atlanta Beltline. The visuals you see above are a combination of past events & the aesthetic we're building.

  • Does The Glow Factory provide parking?

In the past parking has been a major issue for our members so with this new space we prioritized the need for plenty parking options.

  • Do children need memberships?

All children under the age of 2 are admitted free. For children 3+ there is a day charge. We will not require children or minors to have memberships.

  • What are the age limits for admission?

While The Glow Factory will sometimes host events that are made for all ages, memberships are only available to adults 18+.

  • What does an “all access” membership include?

Full access to our space (You're able to use the creative studio + kitchen area + office)
Services during operating hours (You're able to enjoy the space anytime we're open)
Early access to all Glow Factory events/programming (You'll be one of the first to know all announcements)
Membership Discount card with reduced rates at the Member's Market + reduced rates with our partner photographers, graphic designers, models and creative directors
Private Online Community Forum with other content creators

  • Can I print / ship / scan / receive packages at The Glow Factory?

As a member you have the option to use the facilities' office supplies if needed. We are not a co-working office space and do not allow member's to have packages shipped or received using The Glow Factory's address.

  • How would I use The Glow Factory as a business owner?

Our space is perfect for capturing high-resolution visuals of your brand's product line. You'd utilize the space best for your brand's photoshoots to model the new inventory, Host your next company event at The Glow Factory, and meet new brand ambassadors at Happy Girl Glow meetups and events.

  • Does The Glow Factory allow outside food and beverages in the space?

Yes we do. Creatives are snackers and we understand you may need a boost of energy to complete your work for the day. As long as you clean up after yourself any outside food is welcomed.

Chemyeeka Tumblin
07/23/2019
Grand Opening + First Look Tour
$250
Roshena
07/22/2019
Stock The Fridge with Wine On Me
$50
07/19/2019
Raffle Ticket
$10
Tisha Duree
07/19/2019
Raffle Ticket
$10
Jade
07/06/2019
Raffle Ticket
$10
Sasha
07/05/2019
Stock The Fridge with Wine On Me
$50
06/29/2019
Monetary Contribution
$25
Chantel
06/25/2019
Raffle Ticket
$10
Cleo Ravariere
06/21/2019
Ready For My Happy Girl Glow
$100
Deja
06/20/2019
Ready For My Happy Girl Glow
$100
Monetary Contribution

Give What You Can Just Because You Care.

Monetary Contribution with No Reward.

5 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Raffle Ticket

This is a raffle ticket for a custom Glow Essentials Box valued at $100. Inside is filled with 2-3 skincare products, Rise & Blog magazine, Blogger Babe pin, + more.

Your name will be placed on a ticket and a winner will be chosen at random at the end of the crowdfund campaign.

Thank you for supporting us Glow Girl Babes!! Hope you win the raffle.

XO,

Shae

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Stock The Fridge with Wine On Me

Monetary Contribution with No Reward other than knowing you've helped our creatives unwind and many many thanks from the Happy Girl Glow Community.

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Help Us Get Our Website Designed

We need a website where content creators can stay informed on the latest happenings at The Glow Factory + we'll use this platform to highlight our founding members and contributors who made the opening of the space possible.

To do this we need your help! We want to hire and pay a person of color, graphic designer their worth to design and create our website.

Thank you!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Ready For My Happy Girl Glow

We know you're ready for this space to open! Thank you for contributing to The Glow Factory HQ! We'll formally thank you by shouting you out on our social media pages and Newsletter with ~7,000 followers collectively.

+ We'll be sure to follow up with you to collect your information and tag your business or personal blog and send our followers to your page!

+ You have the option to have a friend highlighted with you. No strings attached. You can show you support women empowerment, community and collaboration by sharing your newsletter feature with your blogger bestie. 

Now that's how you show off your Happy Girl Glow.

2 Supporters
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$100
Grand Opening of Glow Factory HQ

2 tickets to Grand Opening of Glow Factory HQ. Date TBD.

0 Supporters
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$250
Grand Opening + First Look Tour

2 tickets to Grand Opening of Glow Factory HQ.

+ Join us on First Look at The Glow Factory in a intimate Hard Hat Tour of the space while under construction. Be one of the first to see the vision and sign your name on our Glow Gallery Wall of Fame.  

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
Name A Plant Your Biz Name

Help Glow Up Our Space by adopting a plant to help decorate our space with pretty pink florals! Your biz name will be posted on/near the planter inside of The Glow Factory and on our website.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$750
Founding Membership + 4 Guest Passes

We're offering a limited number of Founding Memberships at a 50% discount rate. 

Membership with The Glow Factory includes:

  • Full access to our venue space, kitchen and office supplies
  • Services during operating hours
  • Early access to all Glow Factory events and programming 
  • Membership Discount card with reduced rates at the Member's Market + reduced rates with our partner photographers, graphic designers, models and creative directors
  • Private Online Community Group Forum with other content creators

+ Free Admission for 4 Guest at The Glow Factory anytime throughout the year.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Advertise With Us

Your brand will have your product's on display at the Grand Opening of Glow Factory HQ. October 2019!

+ You'll be featured inside of the gift bags with your business card, marketing collateral and products for all guest! 
+ We'll formally thank you by shouting you out on our social media pages & newsletter with ~7,000 followers collectively. 
+ We'll feature you on HappyGirlGlow.com.

This package also includes 1 all access Founding Membership for one member of your team to come and create marketing collateral year round.

0 Supporters
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$2,000
Private Venue Rental + Founding Member

All access Founding Membership for one entire year.

+ 2 hrs of private venue rental for you + 7 friends.

+ 4 tickets to Grand Opening.

This package is perfect for a small business to coordinate their marketing photoshoots with their team.

0 Supporters
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$2,500
Name Our Space Your Biz Name

This package is amazing because we're giving you the opportunity for exclusive naming rights to our kitchen, office area or member's market for one entire year! You'll get a plaque that will read:

"Kitchen Sponsored by Your Business Name" ,

"Office Area Sponsored by Your Business Name",

"Member's Market Sponsored by Your Business Name"

Guest and members will see this high visibility marketing of your brand on a consistent basis!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
Sponsor Glow Factory HQ

Your contribution will Sponsor 7 Memberships to underrepresented POC and minorities.

+ Founding Membership for yourself for entire year (optional).

+ You're invited to visit The Glow Factory while under construction on a private Hard Hat Tour (optional).

+ Have your brand's products on display at Grand Opening of Glow Factory HQ and inside of gift bags for guest (optional).
+ 8 tickets to attend Grand Opening (optional). Date TBD. 
+ Unlimited Private venue rentals for your business for entire year (optional).

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$15,000
Fund Lease of Space for 6 Months

To open The Glow Factory we will lease a space where we’ll continue to host events but also have a studio space for underprivileged creatives to have equal access to props, sets and backdrops where they can create content and grow their portfolios while strengthening our diverse and inclusive community. With this leased space we aim to increase events we host, increase content production for the local creative community and we know that with your support we can fund the leasing of the space and the workforce needed to make the initiative a reality in large part from you!

+ You are invited to become a trusted Board Advisor for our business and receive quarterly financial reports for the 6 months following our opening.

+ After 6 months you have the option to become a seed investor in our company.

+ You will receive all the rewards listed in the $10,000 package including the sponsorship of 7 memberships for 7 underprivileged creatives to enjoy the space for an entire year.

+ We'll highlight you with your own email blast, social media blast and with a visible thank you on our Glow Gallery wall inside of the soon to be opening Glow Factory! (optional)

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Give What You Can Just Because You Care.

Monetary Contribution with No Reward.

5 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Raffle Ticket

This is a raffle ticket for a custom Glow Essentials Box valued at $100. Inside is filled with 2-3 skincare products, Rise & Blog magazine, Blogger Babe pin, + more.

Your name will be placed on a ticket and a winner will be chosen at random at the end of the crowdfund campaign.

Thank you for supporting us Glow Girl Babes!! Hope you win the raffle.

XO,

Shae

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Stock The Fridge with Wine On Me

Monetary Contribution with No Reward other than knowing you've helped our creatives unwind and many many thanks from the Happy Girl Glow Community.

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Help Us Get Our Website Designed

We need a website where content creators can stay informed on the latest happenings at The Glow Factory + we'll use this platform to highlight our founding members and contributors who made the opening of the space possible.

To do this we need your help! We want to hire and pay a person of color, graphic designer their worth to design and create our website.

Thank you!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Ready For My Happy Girl Glow

We know you're ready for this space to open! Thank you for contributing to The Glow Factory HQ! We'll formally thank you by shouting you out on our social media pages and Newsletter with ~7,000 followers collectively.

+ We'll be sure to follow up with you to collect your information and tag your business or personal blog and send our followers to your page!

+ You have the option to have a friend highlighted with you. No strings attached. You can show you support women empowerment, community and collaboration by sharing your newsletter feature with your blogger bestie. 

Now that's how you show off your Happy Girl Glow.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Grand Opening of Glow Factory HQ

2 tickets to Grand Opening of Glow Factory HQ. Date TBD.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Grand Opening + First Look Tour

2 tickets to Grand Opening of Glow Factory HQ.

+ Join us on First Look at The Glow Factory in a intimate Hard Hat Tour of the space while under construction. Be one of the first to see the vision and sign your name on our Glow Gallery Wall of Fame.  

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
Name A Plant Your Biz Name

Help Glow Up Our Space by adopting a plant to help decorate our space with pretty pink florals! Your biz name will be posted on/near the planter inside of The Glow Factory and on our website.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$750
Founding Membership + 4 Guest Passes

We're offering a limited number of Founding Memberships at a 50% discount rate. 

Membership with The Glow Factory includes:

  • Full access to our venue space, kitchen and office supplies
  • Services during operating hours
  • Early access to all Glow Factory events and programming 
  • Membership Discount card with reduced rates at the Member's Market + reduced rates with our partner photographers, graphic designers, models and creative directors
  • Private Online Community Group Forum with other content creators

+ Free Admission for 4 Guest at The Glow Factory anytime throughout the year.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Advertise With Us

Your brand will have your product's on display at the Grand Opening of Glow Factory HQ. October 2019!

+ You'll be featured inside of the gift bags with your business card, marketing collateral and products for all guest! 
+ We'll formally thank you by shouting you out on our social media pages & newsletter with ~7,000 followers collectively. 
+ We'll feature you on HappyGirlGlow.com.

This package also includes 1 all access Founding Membership for one member of your team to come and create marketing collateral year round.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,000
Private Venue Rental + Founding Member

All access Founding Membership for one entire year.

+ 2 hrs of private venue rental for you + 7 friends.

+ 4 tickets to Grand Opening.

This package is perfect for a small business to coordinate their marketing photoshoots with their team.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
Name Our Space Your Biz Name

This package is amazing because we're giving you the opportunity for exclusive naming rights to our kitchen, office area or member's market for one entire year! You'll get a plaque that will read:

"Kitchen Sponsored by Your Business Name" ,

"Office Area Sponsored by Your Business Name",

"Member's Market Sponsored by Your Business Name"

Guest and members will see this high visibility marketing of your brand on a consistent basis!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
Sponsor Glow Factory HQ

Your contribution will Sponsor 7 Memberships to underrepresented POC and minorities.

+ Founding Membership for yourself for entire year (optional).

+ You're invited to visit The Glow Factory while under construction on a private Hard Hat Tour (optional).

+ Have your brand's products on display at Grand Opening of Glow Factory HQ and inside of gift bags for guest (optional).
+ 8 tickets to attend Grand Opening (optional). Date TBD. 
+ Unlimited Private venue rentals for your business for entire year (optional).

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$15,000
Fund Lease of Space for 6 Months

To open The Glow Factory we will lease a space where we’ll continue to host events but also have a studio space for underprivileged creatives to have equal access to props, sets and backdrops where they can create content and grow their portfolios while strengthening our diverse and inclusive community. With this leased space we aim to increase events we host, increase content production for the local creative community and we know that with your support we can fund the leasing of the space and the workforce needed to make the initiative a reality in large part from you!

+ You are invited to become a trusted Board Advisor for our business and receive quarterly financial reports for the 6 months following our opening.

+ After 6 months you have the option to become a seed investor in our company.

+ You will receive all the rewards listed in the $10,000 package including the sponsorship of 7 memberships for 7 underprivileged creatives to enjoy the space for an entire year.

+ We'll highlight you with your own email blast, social media blast and with a visible thank you on our Glow Gallery wall inside of the soon to be opening Glow Factory! (optional)

0 Supporters
Select this reward