The Kitchen

A Co-working and Community Space for the Women of Sioux Falls

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Project Description

The Kitchen- A Coworking and Community Space for the Women of Sioux Falls, SD

Who We Are:

The Kitchen is a coworking and community space for the women of Sioux Falls to gather and coordinate efforts to advance each other in business, community, and family. It is a hub for female professionals across all industry that value the benefits of a strong network. Coworking spaces across the country have been proven to be beneficial to entrepreneurs and professionals by providing structure, flexibility, and freedom. The Kitchen will offer all of these benefits with the added sense of support and community that only fellow women can provide. 

Lulu & Georgia- Inspiration Photo

 

History:

The history of The Kitchen is the history of all women. Women have almost always existed in the margins of the male-dominated business world. The community focused culture of The Kitchen creates an environment that women can claim as their own in order to take up the space they rightfully deserve. Our abundance mentality means that we understand there is a major benefit in lifting each other, and that we all succeed when our fellow women succeed. 

 

What We Offer:

A safe, comfortable, and inclusive environment that is catered to the needs of our female community through specialized events, focused educational programming, and physical space amenities. These amenities include a clean and inspiring design aesthetic, breastfeeding friendly spaces, drop-in childcare, coffee bar, personalized meal delivery, and more. These offerings will enable members to see the space as the place she can embark on her journey to fulfillment professionally and personally.

 

The Wing- Inspiration Photo

 

Memberships:

Premier: $200/month, includes unlimited access to the coworking space, 20 hours of conference room rental included per month, along with a secure locker space. Unlimited access to all Kitchen programming. 

Part Time: $100/month, includes 3 days/week access to the coworking space, 4 hours of conference room rental included per month. Unlimited access to all Kitchen programming.

Event Only: $50/month, includes access to all Kitchen sponsored programming. 

 

The Wing, Inspiration Photo

 

Programming:

Regular programming will be offered at The Kitchen and included with all memberships. Events will be geared towards the educational, professional, and personal advancement of women. These events will include everything from panel discussions on the issues facing working mothers, to hip-hop yoga classes. The event calendar will be filled weekly with engaging and meaningful gatherings that will facilitate a strong networking opportunity. 

Wing Event- Inspiration Photo

 

Childcare:

One of our most exciting opportunities is our drop-in child care room. This service will give working mothers access to community and opportunity in a flexible and affordable way that is not currently available. Programming will be put in place to make the little one's stay fun and engaging. 

$8/hr per child for members

$12/hr per child for non- members

The Jane Club Coworking Space- Inspiration Photo

 

WHY Crowdfunding?

The Kitchen is a space that is built by and for our community of Sioux Falls. By participating in our campaign, you are establishing a legacy of commitment to the women of our city. You are showing that you believe the empowerment and inclusion of women in our community is of utmost importance and will help to advance us all. Your funding will go directly toward acquiring  the physical location for The Kitchen and outfitting the space with all of the necessities to serve our members. 

 

Founder:

Jen Kolb is a Sioux Falls native, and has seen incredible growth in the community in the years she has spent working and living here. After becoming a working mother, she recognized a need for a space that would not only be inclusive for women, but would recognize the unique needs that these women have within their personal and professional lives. The idea for The Kitchen was born from a desire to help the women of her community facilitate their journeys to fulfillment. 

Emily Grace Photography

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where will The Kitchen be? The Kitchen will be located in Downtown Sioux Falls in a space that is yet to be finalized. Your contribution will go towards acquiring a space that has been scouted by the founder of The Kitchen.

  • When will The Kitchen open? The timing of The Kitchen opening will be dependent on the success of the crowdfunding campaign. Assuming enough funds are raised, the tentative date would be around December of 2019 or January of 2020. The hours of operation for the space will be agreed upon at the time the physical space is acquired. Memberships that are purchased in advance of the space opening will be valid beginning the first day the doors open. 

  • Who is The Kitchen for? The Kitchen serves women across all demographics and industries. This could be a young entrepreneur who sees the value in educational programming, a female professional who wants a strong business network, or a woman that is later in life and wants to maintain a connection to community. Mothers of any kind will find benefit in the childcare services. While the entire concept of The Kitchen is geared towards these women and their needs, it is recognized that there are also fathers who are caretakers and trying to balance these same duties. If there is a father in need of The Kitchen's services, they are encouraged to contact the space so that they may be accommodated. 

  • How will my donation be utilized? Your contribution to The Kitchen will go directly to the startup costs associated with acquiring our physical location, and outfitting the space with the necessities to get started. This could be anything from a deposit on a lease, to a table for a conference room. Keep in mind that supporting this project on iFundWomen is supporting a business or service that will be delivered at a later date. Once your contribution is made, the charge to The Kitchen is non-refundable via iFundWomen. If for some reason The Kitchen is unable to become a viable business, refunds will be issued by the owner minus the crowdfunding fees.

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$50
Limited Edition T-Shirt

With your donation of $50, you will get this limited edition shirt that will only be available to crowdfunding participants! Show your support of The Kitchen in a comfortable T-Shirt. 

White Short Sleeved Shirt w/ Kitchen Logo

Back of shirt: "Women Belong in The Kitchen"

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$250
Day Pass Punch Card

Exclusive Crowdfunding Offer! Buy 5 Punch Pass cards for $250. This equates to 25 days of coworking at The Kitchen for the price of 10. 15 FREE DAYS! To be used in one calendar year. 

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$500
Founding Membership- E V E N T S

Secure your spot as an Event member of The Kitchen. This annual membership will get you access to all of the programming that is offered through The Kitchen. Your donation amount can be applied to upgrading to a coworking membership at any time. This membership equates to 2 MONTHS FREE!

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$1,000
Founding Membership- P A R T T I M E

Secure your spot as a Part Time member of The Kitchen. This annual membership will get you 3 days/week access to the coworking space, along with access to all events and amenities. 4 hours/month of conference room rental included. This membership equates to 2 MONTHS FREE!  Founding Members will receive social media recognition for their business, a listing on The Kitchen website, and a snapshot on our Founder's Wall in the new location!

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Founding Membership- P R E M I E R

Secure your spot as a PREMIER member of The Kitchen. This annual membership will get you unlimited access to the coworking space, along with access to all events and amenities. 20 hours/month of conference room rental included, along with a secure locker space. This membership equates to 2 MONTHS FREE! Founding Members will receive social media recognition for their business, a listing on The Kitchen website, and a snapshot on our Founder's Wall in the new location!

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Corporate Sponsor

Become a Corporate Sponsor of The Kitchen. Your business will be featured in the physical space through prominent signage in a room of your choice, and will receive monthly social media recognition. This includes the opportunity to host a sponsored event at The Kitchen that educates members of The Kitchen about the benefits of working with your company, and how your company is committed to the elevation of women in the community.

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Founding Partner

Become the Founding Partner of The Kitchen. This premier sponsorship opportunity includes prominent signage in the main coworking space, and will receive monthly social media recognition. This includes the opportunity to host a sponsored event at The Kitchen that educates members of The Kitchen about the benefits of working with your company, and how your company is committed to the elevation of women in the community.

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Scholarship

Gift a membership to a woman in Sioux Falls. Scholarship Recipients will be chosen by the founder of The Kitchen, Jen Kolb. Applications for the scholarship will be available when the crowdfunding campaign is complete.

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Rewards

$50
Limited Edition T-Shirt

With your donation of $50, you will get this limited edition shirt that will only be available to crowdfunding participants! Show your support of The Kitchen in a comfortable T-Shirt. 

White Short Sleeved Shirt w/ Kitchen Logo

Back of shirt: "Women Belong in The Kitchen"

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34 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Day Pass Punch Card

Exclusive Crowdfunding Offer! Buy 5 Punch Pass cards for $250. This equates to 25 days of coworking at The Kitchen for the price of 10. 15 FREE DAYS! To be used in one calendar year. 

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3 Supporters
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$500
Founding Membership- E V E N T S

Secure your spot as an Event member of The Kitchen. This annual membership will get you access to all of the programming that is offered through The Kitchen. Your donation amount can be applied to upgrading to a coworking membership at any time. This membership equates to 2 MONTHS FREE!

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2 Supporters
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$1,000
Founding Membership- P A R T T I M E

Secure your spot as a Part Time member of The Kitchen. This annual membership will get you 3 days/week access to the coworking space, along with access to all events and amenities. 4 hours/month of conference room rental included. This membership equates to 2 MONTHS FREE!  Founding Members will receive social media recognition for their business, a listing on The Kitchen website, and a snapshot on our Founder's Wall in the new location!

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$2,000
Founding Membership- P R E M I E R

Secure your spot as a PREMIER member of The Kitchen. This annual membership will get you unlimited access to the coworking space, along with access to all events and amenities. 20 hours/month of conference room rental included, along with a secure locker space. This membership equates to 2 MONTHS FREE! Founding Members will receive social media recognition for their business, a listing on The Kitchen website, and a snapshot on our Founder's Wall in the new location!

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$5,000
Corporate Sponsor

Become a Corporate Sponsor of The Kitchen. Your business will be featured in the physical space through prominent signage in a room of your choice, and will receive monthly social media recognition. This includes the opportunity to host a sponsored event at The Kitchen that educates members of The Kitchen about the benefits of working with your company, and how your company is committed to the elevation of women in the community.

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0 Supporters
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$10,000
Founding Partner

Become the Founding Partner of The Kitchen. This premier sponsorship opportunity includes prominent signage in the main coworking space, and will receive monthly social media recognition. This includes the opportunity to host a sponsored event at The Kitchen that educates members of The Kitchen about the benefits of working with your company, and how your company is committed to the elevation of women in the community.

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0 Supporters
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Scholarship

Gift a membership to a woman in Sioux Falls. Scholarship Recipients will be chosen by the founder of The Kitchen, Jen Kolb. Applications for the scholarship will be available when the crowdfunding campaign is complete.

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