HAYVN COWORKING COMMUNITY

A women-centric flexible workspace in the center of Fairfield County, Connecticut where you can connect, create and get work done.

Felicia
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Project Description

SPECIAL OFFER THIS WEEK ONLY:

THE NEXT 5 PEOPLE TO BECOME FOUNDING MEMBERS FOR THE YEAR GET 1 FREE MONTH OF A PRIVATE OFFICE SPACE.

HAYVN is about building a women-centric work community. And we want our members to feel part of that community from every nail hammered in place to the pop of the first champagne cork.

 

THE HAYVN FOUNDER:

HAYVN’s founder Felicia Rubinstein knows first hand about the challenges of working solo. As a former "Woman in Stem" corporate professional, Felicia had worked at GE and Apple Computer for over a decade but left the corporate world to start her own business, 341 Studios. She created one of the first virtual workspaces for independent contractors and freelancers. 

HAYVN FOUNDER - FELICIA RUBINSTEIN

During that time of working from home and balancing family life she missed the support and camaraderie of her workplace colleagues.

She also discovered that her female business clients needed similar support—a workspace where they could interact with peers and access networking opportunities.

As the shared workspace movement took hold in the U.S., Felicia knew the independent and small-business women of Fairfield County would thrive in a women-centered coworking space.

Now, with the support of her advising team—and your HAYVN investment—she is building an unrivaled flexible workspace where women can connect, grow and achieve their dreams.
 

WHY FUND HAYVN:

We chose to partner with iFundWomen, because our understanding of womens' potential and needs are perfectly aligned.

All the funds we receive from this inaugural crowdfunding campaign—from you, our founding members—will take HAYVN from blueprints and scaffolding to a beautiful and productive coworking community.

HAYVN is about building a women-centric work community. And we want our members to feel part of that community from every nail hammered in place to the pop of the first champagne cork.

THE HAYVN SPACE:

CONVENIENT LOCATION: 320 Boston Post Road in Darien, CT — the center of lower Fairfield County, Connecticut with easy access to Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway.

HAYVN is an open, light-filled space, designed to feel warm and welcoming, as well as motivating and productive.  It’s the best of all worlds and expressly designed for women to achieve in every facet of their lives.

HAYVN's design team has paid attention to every detail: stylish and comfortable seating arrangements, ergonomic desks and work areas, elegant event and meeting spaces, modern amenities, and an attentive, welcoming staff.

HAYVN Lobby
HAYVN Outdoor Dining
Reception Area

 

THE HAYVN AMENITIES INCLUDE:

Whatever you’re working on when you come to HAYVN, we’ve got the tools you need to make it happen. Take a look at some of our amenities and there’s more to come!

IN-HOUSE FITNESS CENTER: Need a break from your desk work? As a member, you will have access to our fitness center. Take a Yoga class or ride a Peleton bike, hop in the shower and go on with your day. 

STRONG WIFI: Reliable, high-speed internet connection for your laptop and portable devices.

PHONE BOOTHS: Privacy you require for your very important calls.

FREE PRINTING

IT SUPPORT: Remove all the roadblocks so you can get your work done. Bring your IT questions to our on site Know-IT-All.

COFFEE, TEA AND TREATS: Complimentary refreshments in our beautiful cafe where you will often find special homemade local treats showcased for members.

PROFESSIONAL MAIL SERVICE: HAYVN's mailing address is available to all members, and we will sign for your packages even when you aren't there. You will be notified via email or text, and we can even send you a scan of the contents. 

ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE AND OTHER HR BENEFITS: HAYVN members have access to a leading provider of preferred-pricing healthcare benefits, human resource and payroll services, workers comp, and risk/compliance benefits.  

 

 

 

HAYVN AMENITIES

 

HAYVN MEMBERSHIPS:

HAYVN members may choose from a variety of sleek, sophisticated, and serene coworking workspaces, private offices, meeting and event rooms, based on different membership plans. And supporting us early through iFundWomen gets you the most-affordable, high-value plans and discounts that will ever be made available.

HAYVN PRODUCT OPTIONS

• THE BRANCH: Our Floating Desk option offers access to our first-come-first-served Flex Workspaces with shared desks, WiFi, complimentary coffee, and access to healthcare insurance benefits.  

• THE PERCH: Our Dedicated Desk option offers reserved workspaces outfitted with high-performance desks, chairs, and secure storage options; and includes amenities like cleaning services, WiFi/Ethernet, private phone booths, and access to healthcare insurance.

• THE NEST: Our Private Offices offer a quiet, lockable space to grow your business. With availability for teams up to 5 people, the private office membership gives you access to everything HAYVN offers.   

• THE COVE: Three different rooms are available for members to rent for meetings, conferences, training sessions, events or even recording podcasts.

• THE FLEET: Our social membership connects you to the local professional community through member and outside events, directory tools, networking opportunities, and more.

 

PROGRAMMING FOR HAYVN  MEMBERS:

Our calendar will be filled with several thought-provoking and inspiring events every week including:

HAYVN HAPPENINGS community such as barbecues, potlucks, wine and cheese, arts and craft workshops and more...

MAVEN TALKS: Business experts and professional coaches will support women in their existing professional enterprise or help them get back on the career track.

CREATIVE MAVENSArtists, Authors, Cooking Mavens, Musicians and Health Gurus will share their artistry and know-how.

HAYVN ROUNDTABLES: Educational workshops served with breakfast or lunch will feature experts on a variety of topics, depending on member's interests. Examples could include:  Make Your Own Podcast Show on a Budget • Tips and Tricks on Your Iphone • Finding the Perfect Flex Job • How to Fund Your Business  

HAYVN SHARESMembers will share their stories, vision, products and skills with each other. 

For those who choose our plans that include membership, you'll be just months away from a spacious, compelling coworking experience.

 

See You in HAYVN!!!   

Conference Room
Private Office

 

Team Offices

 

 

 

 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

SOME FAQs ABOUT HAYVN

1. What is a coworking space? Great question! A coworking space is where people come to work on their own stuff (like their start-up business or client work). With their membership they share a space with like-minded, independent go-getters (like yourself). 

2. What are the benefits of coworking? There are many, including fewer distractions (at home with the laundry or at a coffee shop with never enough outlets), networking opportunities (because you're working next to people doing similar stuff to you) and camaraderie (walk in, get a wave, feel the love).

3. Why create a women's coworking space? The women who strike out on their own often work in isolation…

And at times, they miss their coworkers' companionship…the motivating morning chat over coffee, colorful brainstorming sessions at the whiteboard and "I've got this idea" exchanges.

But put them around other women, who are also changing the world with their work, and they thrive.

Ultimately, when women work in a beautiful space made just or them—where they can come together, collaborate and do great work—a little magic happens. 

That's HAYVN.

4. Can I try out HAYVN? Yes! Come on in and hang with us for the day. We'll show you around, visit a little then let you get to work.  It' super easy to sign up.

5. How do your membership plans work? We've designed our plans to make it easy for you to nestle into your space. We have virtual mail, community memberships, flex desks, dedicated desks, private offices and team offices.  See the website for more information.

6. Can I host an event or meeting at HAYVN? Sure thing. We've got the perfect event space for you to dazzle your guests. Looking to host a meeting? You can reserve a conference room for your team or client gatherings. We'll take care of all the behind-the-scenes stuff, while you whisper-speak your presentation—one more time.

7. Are men welcome at HAYVN? Absolutely! Bring your male clients, coworkers or main man to HAYVN. We think of HAYVN as a women-centric, inclusive space. That means we're all welcoming everyone into our sanctuary. 

8. I’m worried about distractions? What do you think? Women come to HAYVN with work to do. So…We say " Hi" then let you get started. And if you're feeling focus-challenged, pop in your earbuds with your favorite podcast—works every time.

 

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Please check out our amazing rewards. If you don't see something that fits your needs - send me a note.  Would love to get your feedback. Or if you just want to give what you can to support women in Connecticut and help service those who need access to networking and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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Just Cause, Love Ya

Top 10 Business Tips from HAYVN Advisory Board

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A Piece of Hayvn Gift Set
  • Hot Chocolate Mug 
  • Top 10 Business Tips from HAYVN Advisory Board
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$100
Thank You for Being a Friend
  • 1 launch party ticket
  • 2 scholarship tickets to a HAYVN programming event.
25 Supporters
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$250
Dip My Toes ($350 Value)

(30% savings)

1 Month Flex Membership

Hard Hat Tour

2 Tickets to Launch Party

2 Tickets to Programming

2 Scholarship tickets to programming

Showcase Your Marketing Materials in Reception Area for Membership Month

15 Supporters
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$750
Count Me In ($1100 Value)

(30% savings)

  • 3 Month Flex Membership
  • Hard Hat Tour 
  • 2 Tickets to Launch Party Event
  • Free Attendance to Member Events 
  • 10% Meeting Room Discount
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$1,000
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1 Flex Day a Week for 6 months - Includes Access to Space, Amenities and Free Attendance to Member Events

Hard Hat Tour

2 Tickets to Launch Party Event

2 Scholarship Tickets to Programming Events

 

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Host An Event, Diva In The House
  • One 8-Hour Conference Room Rental Credit ($1200 Value)
    OR Entire Space Rental ($1500 Value)
  • Hard Hat Tour
  • 2 Tickets to Launch Party Event
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Business Sponsorship, Your Brand Here

Hard Hat Tour 

2 Tickets to Launch Party

Name on Website and Office Wall,

2 Scholarship Tickets to Event for Women in Our Community,

Marketing Materials Featured in Reception Area,

Sponsor a Luncheon/Breakfast/After Hours in Our Event Space 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Please check out our amazing rewards. If you don't see something that fits your needs - send me a note.  Would love to get your feedback. Or if you just want to give what you can to support women in Connecticut and help service those who need access to networking and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

16 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Just Cause, Love Ya

Top 10 Business Tips from HAYVN Advisory Board

22 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
A Piece of Hayvn Gift Set
  • Hot Chocolate Mug 
  • Top 10 Business Tips from HAYVN Advisory Board
19 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Thank You for Being a Friend
  • 1 launch party ticket
  • 2 scholarship tickets to a HAYVN programming event.
25 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Dip My Toes ($350 Value)

(30% savings)

1 Month Flex Membership

Hard Hat Tour

2 Tickets to Launch Party

2 Tickets to Programming

2 Scholarship tickets to programming

Showcase Your Marketing Materials in Reception Area for Membership Month

15 Supporters
Select this reward
$750
Count Me In ($1100 Value)

(30% savings)

  • 3 Month Flex Membership
  • Hard Hat Tour 
  • 2 Tickets to Launch Party Event
  • Free Attendance to Member Events 
  • 10% Meeting Room Discount
49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
Favorite Day of the Week ($1500 Value)

(33% savings)

1 Flex Day a Week for 6 months - Includes Access to Space, Amenities and Free Attendance to Member Events

Hard Hat Tour

2 Tickets to Launch Party Event

2 Scholarship Tickets to Programming Events

 

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Host An Event, Diva In The House
  • One 8-Hour Conference Room Rental Credit ($1200 Value)
    OR Entire Space Rental ($1500 Value)
  • Hard Hat Tour
  • 2 Tickets to Launch Party Event
20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
Business Sponsorship, Your Brand Here

Hard Hat Tour 

2 Tickets to Launch Party

Name on Website and Office Wall,

2 Scholarship Tickets to Event for Women in Our Community,

Marketing Materials Featured in Reception Area,

Sponsor a Luncheon/Breakfast/After Hours in Our Event Space 

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