Slashie // Summit 2019

An immersive experience that empowers hustlers, doers and creators to uncover their purpose and achieve financial independence.

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Project Description

The S/ashie Summit is a collaborative, inclusive and immersive experience that empowers hustlers, doers and creators to uncover their purpose and achieve financial independence despite the stigma behind creative aspirations.

Given the traditional expectations of careers for South Asians, the S/ashie Summit aims to inspire those in and beyond our network to value their creative pursuits beyond the status quo. 

More than 50 percent of millennials living in the USA have a side hustle — which is enough validation for South Asians to harness their passions as well, but we do have the same access to resources, tools, expertise and mentors we can lean on?

Slashies are generally members of the millennial demographic, who choose to include various ‘side hustles’ in their professional titles to which they devote their time—in addition to their nine-to-five. 

Our community thrives when more creative minds and independently-led companies join the conversation, and that’s why we ourselves are Slashies. We are a group of South Asian millennial creatives who celebrate "non-traditional" career paths and seek to redefine professional success.  

The summit is an inclusive space welcoming of male allies, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender individuals of South Asian descent. 

We held our first S/ashie Summit in October 2018, where we provided a platform and created a place for South Asain creatives to level up their side hustles.  

By doing so, we:

 

 

COMMUNITY: We strive to bring together a community of like-minded, creatively-motivated individuals and facilitate connections and conversation. 

EMPOWERMENT: We seek to inspire individuals to believe their creative passions can be a sustainable reality and empower them with the knowledge to do so.

PASSION: We are committed to helping you cultivate your passion and your purpose with every workshop, panel and keynote. 

Now in our second year, we’re looking forward to hosting 250 South Asian creatives and visionaries in New York City in mid-November. This one-day experience will bring together South Asian creatives united in their desire to build a safe,  inclusive and supportive community. 

To elevate this year’s summit, we’re launching two focused tracks: 

 

We are raising money to:

  • Book, design, and transform a venue space in NYC for ~250 South Asian attendees

  • Invest in audio/visual equipment rentals and tech support to ensure a high-quality experience 

  • Develop programming (keynotes, panels, workshops) tailored to the South Asian creator's needs 

  • Build custom immersive art installation featuring work by up-and-coming South Asian artists

  • Create custom grab bags of swag for all summit attendees  

  • Fairly compensate members of our programming, partnerships, and production teams

We have some really cool, fun rewards for you to take part in on our campaign page on the side panel. Thank you so much for supporting our growing community of Slashies.

 

 

 

 

The first-ever S/ashie Summit would not have been possible without the core team, our line-up of influential speakers and moderators, diverse vendors and sponsors, food and beverage partners, our mighty small businesses who made the swag bags better than ever, and our full house of attendees from all parts of North America.

We've taken the love, feedback and advice from our Slashie community and hope to execute a purpose-driven summit that is open and inviting to all.

All your likes, shares, comments, donations, and messages matter. Please reach out to us with questions, thoughts on collaborations and partnerships and any concerns you have at SlashieSummit@BrownGirlMagazine.com.

See you in NYC on November 9th! 

Lot's of love from the Slashie team!
#BeASlashie #SlashieSummit 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I need to bring?

Aside from your enthusiasm to learn and meet new people, please bring your ticket (printed or mobile is fine) and valid photo/state ID. 

What should I wear?

We have a stacked agenda and a full day of learning, networking, and fun, so we encourage you to keep it cute and comfortable (and check the weather, so you’re prepared!)! If you need some inspiration, check out our Slashie // Summit: What to Wear Pinterest board for ideas.

Where should I stay?

*More updates to come with hotel and Airbnb options. 

How do I get to the summit?

*More updates to come on the location. 

Will you feed me?

Creativity calls for fuel! We have all our Slashie needs in mind for grub and will be providing breakfast, lunch, snacks and dessert at the summit. *More updates to come. 

Why are tickets non-refundable?

In order for Slashie Summit to be a positive experience for all, ticket sales are vital to ensure all panels, workshops and networking opportunities are planned with a final headcount so each attendee receives the best possible experience. While tickets are non-refundable, we are happy to transfer your ticket from one slashie to another — please send us an email so we can sort this out seamlessly.

* Please note: Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Do I get a Swag Bag?

The Slashie Team wants you to take the //// love home! We will provide more updates on swag bag goodies in due time. 

 

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'HUSTLING' Early Bird Ticket
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09/16/2019
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09/13/2019
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09/11/2019
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09/10/2019
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09/09/2019
S/S Tote — Brought to you by @HafandHaf
$200
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09/09/2019
Make Your Donation Count
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09/08/2019
'FRESH' Early Bird Ticket
$120
Tania Chatterjee
09/05/2019
'FRESH' Early Bird Ticket
$120
Monetary Contribution

Just because I believe in the Slashie Summit and hope this contribution enables the many creators / hustlers / doers to uncover their purpose and achieve financial independence.

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$180
'HUSTLING' Early Bird Ticket

Take twenty percent off the 'HUSTLING' early bird ticket — which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, two workshops, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening. The summit is an inclusive space welcoming of womxn, male allies, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender individuals of South Asian descent. 

*Please note this ticket option does include workshops. More ticket options to be released via Eventbrite.com* 

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'FRESH' Early Bird Ticket

Take twenty percent off the 'FRESH' early bird ticket — which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening. The summit is an inclusive space welcoming of womxn, male allies, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender individuals of South Asian descent. 

*Please note this ticket option does not include workshops. More ticket options to be released via Eventbrite.com* 

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$30
Slashie Ambassador

You’re officially a Slashie ambassador now! Stay tuned to see your name and slashie title in our upcoming summit-centric newsletter.

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$50
S/S Print — Brought to you by @HafandHaf

This year's summit is all about elevating the slashie experience so what better way than an exclusive S/lashie Summit print made with love for every slashie by artist @HafandHaf. By ordering this print, you directly support the summit's programming, team and production.  

The following poster is available in size 12x18 and will be mailed to your mailing address on 100lb gloss paper by Rootsgear.com

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$60
S/S Tote — Brought to you by @HafandHaf

This year's summit is all about elevating the slashie experience so what better way than an exclusive S/lashie Summit eco-friendly tote-print combo made with love for every slashie by artist @HafandHaf. By ordering this tote-print combo, you directly support the summit's programming, team and production.  

The following eco-friendly tote includes 22" cotton canvas handles and is 14.5x15.5 in size. The poster is available in size 12x18 and printed on 100lb gloss paper. Both products will be mailed to your mailing address by Rootsgear.com

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$70
S/S Tee — Brought to you by @HafandHaf

This year's summit is all about elevating the slashie experience so what better way than an exclusive S/lashie Summit t-shirt-print combo made with love for every slashie by artist @HafandHaf. By ordering this t-shirt-print combo, you directly support the summit's programming, team and production.  

The following 100 percent cotton t-shirt is available in unisex sizes from small to 4XL. The poster is available in size 12x18 and printed on 100lb gloss paper. Both products will be mailed to your mailing address by Rootsgear.com

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$100
Make Your Donation Count

We've partnered with our friends at the nonprofit Chhaya CDC whose mission is to work with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable, and thriving communities. By supporting the Slashie Summit, you directly strengthen two programs SAATHI and Pragati with a small donation. 

SAATHI is a 10-month program designed to help women achieve financial independence and develop professional skills. It brings together South Asian women (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indo-Caribbean) and others who share a commitment to personal growth and financial independence. They meet on one Saturday every month, with food and children’s activities
provided.

Pragati — the women's tax preparer training program — is a 12-week tax preparer training for underemployed women in the community. Graduates from the program will be offered a seasonal position at Chhaya for the following tax season, allowing them to immediately apply newly acquired skills, building their work readiness and ultimately strengthening their employability. 

We will keep you updated on the program's progress post-Slashie Summit via email!

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Brand Consultation Session

Akansha Agrawal is a brand and marketing consultant and the founder of Citrus & Gold: a brand storytelling and content studio for personality-driven businesses. In your 45-minute VIP session, Akansha will work with you to unlock your brand's unique stories so you can your dream clients. Most importantly, she will help you find your voice and personality so you can shine online. You can also utilize this session to get laser-coaching on your website copy, social media presence, and email marketing strategies.

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$500
Pre-Slashie Dinner + 'HUSTLING' Ticket

Network with Slashie Summit speakers, partners and goers the night before the summit in New York City. Dinner includes a full course meal with drinks and dessert at a restaurant, an exclusive swag bag and one 'FRESH' ticket to the summit, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, one bonus workshop, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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$800
Slashie Supporter

Prominently list your brand as a supporter on the Slashie Summit website and online/offline marketing materials in front of an engaged audience of 250+ South Asian creatives. Includes one 'FRESH' Slashie Summit ticket, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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$1,000
Small Business Marketplace

Opportunity to sell merchandise or provide a service at our curated all-day marketplace in addition to on-going online and offline mentions. Includes two 'FRESH' Slashie Summit tickets, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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$5,000
Design a Branded Program

 Bring your brand’s mission and vision to life by designing an exclusive workshop or panel experience at Slashie Summit in addition to on-going online and offline mentions. Includes two 'FRESH' Slashie Summit tickets, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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$10,000
Custom Branded Experience

Partner with Slashie Summit team in an advisory capacity to influence and design an immersive art installation in addition to on-going online and offline mentions. Includes four 'FRESH' Slashie Summit tickets, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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$20,000
The Slashie Summit Angel

Thank for supporting the Slashie movement! The presenting title sponsorship includes premium brand visibility and event integration online and on-ground. Opportunities include promotional video screening, speaking opportunity, interactive art installation and more. Includes five 'FRESH' Slashie Summit tickets, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just because I believe in the Slashie Summit and hope this contribution enables the many creators / hustlers / doers to uncover their purpose and achieve financial independence.

100 Left
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Contribute
$180
'HUSTLING' Early Bird Ticket

Take twenty percent off the 'HUSTLING' early bird ticket — which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, two workshops, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening. The summit is an inclusive space welcoming of womxn, male allies, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender individuals of South Asian descent. 

*Please note this ticket option does include workshops. More ticket options to be released via Eventbrite.com* 

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$120
'FRESH' Early Bird Ticket

Take twenty percent off the 'FRESH' early bird ticket — which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening. The summit is an inclusive space welcoming of womxn, male allies, gender non-conforming, queer, and transgender individuals of South Asian descent. 

*Please note this ticket option does not include workshops. More ticket options to be released via Eventbrite.com* 

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$30
Slashie Ambassador

You’re officially a Slashie ambassador now! Stay tuned to see your name and slashie title in our upcoming summit-centric newsletter.

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7 Supporters
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$50
S/S Print — Brought to you by @HafandHaf

This year's summit is all about elevating the slashie experience so what better way than an exclusive S/lashie Summit print made with love for every slashie by artist @HafandHaf. By ordering this print, you directly support the summit's programming, team and production.  

The following poster is available in size 12x18 and will be mailed to your mailing address on 100lb gloss paper by Rootsgear.com

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$60
S/S Tote — Brought to you by @HafandHaf

This year's summit is all about elevating the slashie experience so what better way than an exclusive S/lashie Summit eco-friendly tote-print combo made with love for every slashie by artist @HafandHaf. By ordering this tote-print combo, you directly support the summit's programming, team and production.  

The following eco-friendly tote includes 22" cotton canvas handles and is 14.5x15.5 in size. The poster is available in size 12x18 and printed on 100lb gloss paper. Both products will be mailed to your mailing address by Rootsgear.com

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$70
S/S Tee — Brought to you by @HafandHaf

This year's summit is all about elevating the slashie experience so what better way than an exclusive S/lashie Summit t-shirt-print combo made with love for every slashie by artist @HafandHaf. By ordering this t-shirt-print combo, you directly support the summit's programming, team and production.  

The following 100 percent cotton t-shirt is available in unisex sizes from small to 4XL. The poster is available in size 12x18 and printed on 100lb gloss paper. Both products will be mailed to your mailing address by Rootsgear.com

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Make Your Donation Count

We've partnered with our friends at the nonprofit Chhaya CDC whose mission is to work with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable, and thriving communities. By supporting the Slashie Summit, you directly strengthen two programs SAATHI and Pragati with a small donation. 

SAATHI is a 10-month program designed to help women achieve financial independence and develop professional skills. It brings together South Asian women (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indo-Caribbean) and others who share a commitment to personal growth and financial independence. They meet on one Saturday every month, with food and children’s activities
provided.

Pragati — the women's tax preparer training program — is a 12-week tax preparer training for underemployed women in the community. Graduates from the program will be offered a seasonal position at Chhaya for the following tax season, allowing them to immediately apply newly acquired skills, building their work readiness and ultimately strengthening their employability. 

We will keep you updated on the program's progress post-Slashie Summit via email!

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$200
Brand Consultation Session

Akansha Agrawal is a brand and marketing consultant and the founder of Citrus & Gold: a brand storytelling and content studio for personality-driven businesses. In your 45-minute VIP session, Akansha will work with you to unlock your brand's unique stories so you can your dream clients. Most importantly, she will help you find your voice and personality so you can shine online. You can also utilize this session to get laser-coaching on your website copy, social media presence, and email marketing strategies.

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$500
Pre-Slashie Dinner + 'HUSTLING' Ticket

Network with Slashie Summit speakers, partners and goers the night before the summit in New York City. Dinner includes a full course meal with drinks and dessert at a restaurant, an exclusive swag bag and one 'FRESH' ticket to the summit, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, one bonus workshop, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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$800
Slashie Supporter

Prominently list your brand as a supporter on the Slashie Summit website and online/offline marketing materials in front of an engaged audience of 250+ South Asian creatives. Includes one 'FRESH' Slashie Summit ticket, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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$1,000
Small Business Marketplace

Opportunity to sell merchandise or provide a service at our curated all-day marketplace in addition to on-going online and offline mentions. Includes two 'FRESH' Slashie Summit tickets, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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$5,000
Design a Branded Program

 Bring your brand’s mission and vision to life by designing an exclusive workshop or panel experience at Slashie Summit in addition to on-going online and offline mentions. Includes two 'FRESH' Slashie Summit tickets, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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$10,000
Custom Branded Experience

Partner with Slashie Summit team in an advisory capacity to influence and design an immersive art installation in addition to on-going online and offline mentions. Includes four 'FRESH' Slashie Summit tickets, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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$20,000
The Slashie Summit Angel

Thank for supporting the Slashie movement! The presenting title sponsorship includes premium brand visibility and event integration online and on-ground. Opportunities include promotional video screening, speaking opportunity, interactive art installation and more. Includes five 'FRESH' Slashie Summit tickets, which gives you access to a jam-packed day of panel discussions, the small business marketplace, enjoy the food and beverages, a swag bag, and the Slashie Social in the evening.

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