LevelUp Coffee Bar

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Project Description

The Problem

1 in 10 workers are independent contractors with many economists predicting that by 2027 the majority of workers will be contract workers. We're also seeing that 40% of Americans can't cover a $400 emergency expense. The average worker doesn't need to be an economist to know that the economy isn't working for them.

  • Uber and Lyft drivers want a place to go to the bathroom and get food in-between pickups.
  • Nannies want to meet other nannies in a job that tends to be isolating.
  • Freelance workers want a space to collaborate with one another. 
  • With this new workforce, we need to think about new solutions to meet the basic needs of workers who don't have a workplace in this new gig economy.

 

The Solution

LevelUp Washington is launching the first-of-its-kind caffeinated worker center! That's right - we want to be based in our very own coffee shop! Not only are we creating a new movement for workers, but a gathering spot where you can enjoy coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages, and food while being able to receive resources on-site and build community. 

We want our coffee bar to be as interactive as our membership and a safe space for all who walk through our doors, but especially for workers who want to share grievances, ideas, and build community over coffee, delicious food, and adult beverages! 

 

How You Can Help

Back us! We want to raise $10,000 to cover start up costs, conduct final market research for our first location, connecting with commercial realtors, partner further with iFundWomen, and get our first round of seed money. 

Meet The Team

Sidney Chun is a co-founder of LevelUp Washington, the Executive Director, and serves as Board Director. Elijah Blagg is a co-founder of LevelUp Washington and currently serves as the acting Board Treasurer. Luis Enrique Herrera Perales is the last co-founder of LevelUp Washington and serves as the Board Secretary. 

We have over a decade of experience in the fields of advocacy, political organizing, lobbying, workers' rights, and managing a coffee shop. We want your help building a new labor movement by investing in the future of work with LevelUp Cafe!

You can learn more about us here: https://www.levelupwashington.org/board

 

Updates

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Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions! 

Contact us at: info@levelupwashington.org

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Reward: Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist curated by a radio DJ in Seattle (announcement coming soon)!

+ Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news.

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Reward: Your name carved into our future space!
Get your name (or someone you want to dedicate it to) carved into our bar or seating! 

+ Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news. 

+ Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist curated by a radio DJ in Seattle (announcements coming soon)!

 

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Reward: Free Kona Medium Roast Ground 12 oz bag. 

Interested in investing in LevelUp Cafe more formally? Thank you! We will be taking on a select group of investors. You can purchase an exclusive invitation to our Friends & Family investment round here. As a thank you, we will send you delicious Kona Medium Roast coffee grounds to enjoy as we welcome you to this exclusive group!

+ Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news. 

+ Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist.

+ Your name carved into our future space!

 

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Reward: Access to corporate sponsor discounts!

 + Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news.

+ Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist.

+ Your name carved into our future space!

+ Free Kona Medium Roast Ground 12 oz bag. 

 

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Reward: LevelUp Angel Membership with 50% off all coffee drinks for a YEAR

 + Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news.

+ Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist.

+ Your name carved into our future space!

+ Free Kona Medium Roast Ground 12 oz bag.

+ Access to corporate sponsor discounts!

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Reward: LevelUp Cafe Founder Membership

Free coffee drinks for a YEAR

 + Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news.

+ Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist.

+ Your name carved into our future space!

+ Free Kona Medium Roast Ground 12 oz bag.

+ Access to corporate sponsor discounts!

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Just Because I Care

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$20
$20 or more

Reward: Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist curated by a radio DJ in Seattle (announcement coming soon)!

+ Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news.

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Reward: Your name carved into our future space!
Get your name (or someone you want to dedicate it to) carved into our bar or seating! 

+ Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news. 

+ Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist curated by a radio DJ in Seattle (announcements coming soon)!

 

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$250 or more

Reward: Free Kona Medium Roast Ground 12 oz bag. 

Interested in investing in LevelUp Cafe more formally? Thank you! We will be taking on a select group of investors. You can purchase an exclusive invitation to our Friends & Family investment round here. As a thank you, we will send you delicious Kona Medium Roast coffee grounds to enjoy as we welcome you to this exclusive group!

+ Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news. 

+ Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist.

+ Your name carved into our future space!

 

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Reward: Access to corporate sponsor discounts!

 + Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news.

+ Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist.

+ Your name carved into our future space!

+ Free Kona Medium Roast Ground 12 oz bag. 

 

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Reward: LevelUp Angel Membership with 50% off all coffee drinks for a YEAR

 + Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news.

+ Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist.

+ Your name carved into our future space!

+ Free Kona Medium Roast Ground 12 oz bag.

+ Access to corporate sponsor discounts!

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Reward: LevelUp Cafe Founder Membership

Free coffee drinks for a YEAR

 + Access to early invitations to future events, exclusive updates, and behind-the-scenes news.

+ Access to the first LevelUp Cafe playlist.

+ Your name carved into our future space!

+ Free Kona Medium Roast Ground 12 oz bag.

+ Access to corporate sponsor discounts!

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