The Vanguard House

Coworking & Community for the Modern Woman

Shawna
Business Services
$5,637
pledged of $150,000 goal
7
Backers
34
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Project Ends on August 25, 2019

Project Description

 

OUR MISSION

The Vanguard House is an empowering and productive home for the modern day woman. We are dedicated to the economic, social and personal growth of women. We believe this female-centric coworking & community space will unlace and support the limitless possibilities for all womenkind!

OUR WHY

Navigating todays world as a woman, one who identifies as and/or being a mother is no easy task. We believe that creating a safe, inspiring and inclusive space for our women to gather is essential to their well being. There are currently 11,880 self employed women in the greater Buffalo NY area and no where for them to work, socialize or unplug on a weekly basis. Our goal is to create a dynamic space that offers multiple work space solutions, on-site short term child care (aka PlayCare) and amenities to create a whole mind and body approach to life.

 

OUR MODEL

We will offer a tier of annual memberships to meet the needs of women in our community:

Offices

8x8 and 10x10 private offices

Dedicated Desks

Includes a secured file cabinet 

Flex Space

Assortment of open seating 

Day Pass

Use of all open seating and amenities

  

 

AMENITIES

For the past year we have been surveying women in Buffalo to learn what their biggest struggles are as working women and mothers. The top 3 responses are- time management, self care and child care options. Our response is to create a space where women can tackle their to-do list or unplug for some much needed self care. 

 

WHY WE NEED YOU!

A recent study by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) stated that 74% of women cannot find funding for their business. Even more disheartening– in 2018 only 2.2% of 96.7 BILLION dollars of capital venture funds were awarded to women

After seeking many avenues of funding we decided that crowdfunding was the best option to kickstart our capital raise! We are building a community space for women so seeking community support is a win win. Your financial support is crucial to the overall success of this project. We can't thank you enough for believing in our mission to support our women of Buffalo!    

 

TEAM WORK MAKES

THE DREAM WORK

Thank you to our amazing team who has made this all come together! 

 

 

 

As a mother & documentary/birth photographer, Shawna holds space
for women and families from birth through life’s most
meaningful moments. Empowering and supporting women to
achieve their goals in all areas of life is her biggest passion.
Faced with her own struggle to find a healthy balance of work,
family life and self care— The Vanguard House vision was born.

Updates

The Project FAQs

Have a question? None to big or too small, we welcome them all!

Email us at- welcome@thevanguardhouse.com

 

 

 

 

The Vanguard House in an inclusive community open to all!

 

 

Denise Gueli
07/18/2019
1 Year Socialite Member 10% off
$702
Bridget Williams
07/18/2019
2 Year Socialite Membership 15% off
$1,326
07/17/2019
Founding Membership Deposit
$600
Kym Ventola
06/25/2019
Monetary Contribution
$9
Eva Gioeli
06/25/2019
Monetary Contribution
$50
Lindsey Gleason
06/25/2019
1 Year Desk Founding Membership 10% off
$2,850
The Vanguard House
06/21/2019
Monetary Contribution
$100
$600
Founding Membership Deposit

$600 Deposit for a membership of your choosing.

Hard hat tours of our space while being developed.

$600 will be deducted from your monthly membership dues ($50 per month) for the first year. 

1 Supporter
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$1,890
1 Year Flex Founding Membership 10% off

1 Year Flex Membership with a 10% discount off of a $175 per month membership. That's an annual savings of $210!

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals.  Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals  

0 Supporters
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$3,570
2 Year Flex Membership 15% off

2 year flex membership with a 15% discount off of a $175 per month membership. That's a savings of $630!

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals. Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals 

0 Supporters
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$2,689
1 Year Desk Founding Membership 10% off

1 Year Desk Founding Membership, 10% off of a $249 per month membership. That's an annual savings of $299! 

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals. All access pass to future VH spaces. Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer!

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals  

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1 Supporter
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$5,378
2 Year Desk Membership 15% off

2 Year Desk Membership 15% off of a $249 per month membership. That's an annual savings of $598! 

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals. All access pass to future VH spaces. Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals 

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$4,860
1 Yr Office Founding Membership 10% off

1 Year Office Founding Membership 10% off of a membership of $450 per month ($5400 yearly) That's a savings of $450!

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals. All access pass to future VH spaces.Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer!  

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals 

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$9,180
2 Yr office Membership 15% off

2 Year office Membership 15% off a membership of $450 per month ($5400 per year). That's a savings of $1620!

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals. All access pass to future VH spaces. Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals 

0 Supporters
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$702
1 Year Socialite Member 10% off

1 Year Socialite Member 10% off of a $780 membership. Socialite memberships are for women who don't need a space to work but want access to our clubs community, calendar of events and discounted tickets. You will also get hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

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1 Supporter
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$1,326
2 Year Socialite Membership 15% off

2 Year Socialite Membership 15% off of a $780 (annual) membership. Socialite memberships are for women who don't need a space to work but want access to our clubs community, calendar of events and discounted tickets. You will also get hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

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Rewards

$600
Founding Membership Deposit

$600 Deposit for a membership of your choosing.

Hard hat tours of our space while being developed.

$600 will be deducted from your monthly membership dues ($50 per month) for the first year. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,890
1 Year Flex Founding Membership 10% off

1 Year Flex Membership with a 10% discount off of a $175 per month membership. That's an annual savings of $210!

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals.  Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals  

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$3,570
2 Year Flex Membership 15% off

2 year flex membership with a 15% discount off of a $175 per month membership. That's a savings of $630!

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals. Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,689
1 Year Desk Founding Membership 10% off

1 Year Desk Founding Membership, 10% off of a $249 per month membership. That's an annual savings of $299! 

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals. All access pass to future VH spaces. Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer!

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals  

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$5,378
2 Year Desk Membership 15% off

2 Year Desk Membership 15% off of a $249 per month membership. That's an annual savings of $598! 

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals. All access pass to future VH spaces. Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals 

10 Left
0 Supporters
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$4,860
1 Yr Office Founding Membership 10% off

1 Year Office Founding Membership 10% off of a membership of $450 per month ($5400 yearly) That's a savings of $450!

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals. All access pass to future VH spaces.Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer!  

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals 

5 Left
0 Supporters
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$9,180
2 Yr office Membership 15% off

2 Year office Membership 15% off a membership of $450 per month ($5400 per year). That's a savings of $1620!

Founding Memberships come with 20 credits toward PlayCare or conference room rentals. All access pass to future VH spaces. Hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

*Each credit is equal to 1 hr of PlayCare or 1 hr of conference room rentals 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$702
1 Year Socialite Member 10% off

1 Year Socialite Member 10% off of a $780 membership. Socialite memberships are for women who don't need a space to work but want access to our clubs community, calendar of events and discounted tickets. You will also get hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,326
2 Year Socialite Membership 15% off

2 Year Socialite Membership 15% off of a $780 (annual) membership. Socialite memberships are for women who don't need a space to work but want access to our clubs community, calendar of events and discounted tickets. You will also get hard hat tours of our space while we're in development and a free ticket to our quarterly networking mixer! 

19 Left
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