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The Kitchen

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

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Campaign Ends on January 1, 2021

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 and working parents 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 offers all of these benefits with the added sense of support and community that only fellow women can provide.  

 

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.  Our founder, Jen, launched this project in 2019 with a crowdfunding campaign on iFundWomen, and was able to open the doors in February of 2020. We currently serve over 20 members, and over 15 female owned businesses! We are thrilled that this crowdfunding platform has allowed us to create so many meaningful connections within our community, and we hope to continue that growth. 

 

What We Offer:

A safe, comfortable, and inclusive environment that is catered to the needs of our 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 enable members to use the space as the place she can embark on her journey to fulfillment professionally and personally. We make sure to always keep in mind ways that we can provide a safe space to non-binary professionals and those who identify as women. 

 

Members gathering at The Kitchen

Memberships:

Premier: $215/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: $110/month, includes 3 days/week access to the coworking space, 5 hours of conference room rental included per month. Unlimited access to all Kitchen programming.

Event Only: $55/month, includes access to all Kitchen sponsored programming. 

Digital: $15/month, includes access to all Digital Content and Events, including our Groups and Forums. 

 

Events:

We offer regular events at The Kitchen which are 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.  At this time, all events are held digitally to ensure the safety of our members and their children, and are available to access through our digital membership platform. 

Wing Event- Inspiration Photo

 

Childcare:

One of our most exciting opportunities is our drop-in child care room. We offer engaging and interactive play for the little ones while their parents work.  This service gives working parents access to community and opportunity in a flexible and affordable way that is different from standard day care options. This space allows working parents to take control of their time and schedules, without sacrificing their parenting duties.  

Childcare at The Kitchen

 

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 contribution will go to ensuring The Kitchen is able to remain a space that helps businesses and families flourish and thrive in our very own community. 

 

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

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where is The Kitchen located? We are located in Sioux Falls, SD at 4301 S Racket Dr.

  • Who is The Kitchen for? The Kitchen serves women and non-binary folks 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? At this time, your contribution will go towards helping The Kitchen stay afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic. As with so many others, this event has shaped our financial picture in a way that puts our future in jeopardy.  We truly believe in this space and it's importance to our community, and we are beyond grateful for anyone that contributes to keep this business going. 

Brittany Sopko
10/06/2019
Limited Edition T-Shirt
$50
Lindsay
10/06/2019
Founding Membership- P A R T T I M E
$1,000
10/06/2019
Day Pass Punch Card
$250
Loghin Welch
10/06/2019
Limited Edition T-Shirt
$50
Nicole M
10/05/2019
Founding Membership- P A R T T I M E
$1,000
Jeff Wahl
10/05/2019
Founding Membership- P A R T T I M E
$1,000
Amelia Miler
10/05/2019
Limited Edition T-Shirt
$100
Steffanie Holtrop
10/04/2019
Limited Edition T-Shirt
$50
Priyal Karecha Taylor
10/04/2019
Limited Edition T-Shirt
$50
Christi
10/02/2019
Monetary Contribution
$30
50.00 USD
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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250.00 USD
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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500.00 USD
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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1,000.00 USD
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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2,000.00 USD
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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5,000.00 USD
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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10,000.00 USD
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

50.00 USD
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
250.00 USD
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
Select this reward
500.00 USD
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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1,000.00 USD
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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5 Supporters
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2,000.00 USD
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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0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
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
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
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.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward