THE PROJECT - Join PreFAB in creating a collaborative space for entrepreneurs to work, train, develop, showcase, and promote their business concepts! http://kickingitforward.org
PreFAB will Provide...
- A Co-Working Space
- A Pop-Up Flea Market Space
- A Pop-Up Merchandising Space
- A Private Meeting & Event Space
- A Teaching, Seminar & Workshop Space
We have a gorgeous gallery space with ample wall areas, a warm and homey feeling co-working space with windows overlooking The Headquarters plaza and downtown skyline, and an event and workshop space with cathedral ceiling and 12 skylights. Throughout the space are restored 75 year old wood floors, clean white walls, and hand carved wood ceilings.
We are working with local designers and craftsmen to conceptualize and make furnishings that will accommodate these various tasks, while respecting the historic integrity of the space and accounting for contemporary needs. Along with your donation, we are very open to suggestions and assistance in achieving this goal.
By joining our PreFAB Kickstarter, you can support a place where creative influencers, entrepreneurs, and businesses can meet, network, collaborate, develop products, and sales. We believe that providing the creative community a low-key, inclusive space is the surest way to unite and inspire the creators and consumers of design in San Diego and Southern California into a sustainable, influential economic and cultural force.
Creative Space for Inspiration - We are so fortunate to have secured one of the most historically significant spaces in an iconic San Diego venue. The PreFAB space first served as a courtroom and judges chamber. During WWII it served as a secret Naval Intelligence center for the war in the Pacific, and until being decommissioned in 1987, the space was the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) lab for San Diego. Located at the nationally registered, historic San Diego Police Headquarters, today The Headquarters is a beautifully restored destination for diners, shoppers and visitors alike.
PreFAB Programs & Events - We will provide start-ups in the lifestyle products industry with access to many of the networking, collaboration, learning and business development opportunities that the bio-tech, communications, and tech fields currently enjoy. As a PreFAB supporter, you will play an integral role in activating a unique space for creative, commercial, and cultural style leaders to conceptualize and sell products in an inspiring space. Some program and event samples include:
Film & Fiber: What could be better than dinner and a movie, just add shopping! These evenings will feature product sales themes matched with film and food.
Pop-Up Flea: An ever-changing collection of new and
vintage goods for sale by various merchants and brands from across the globe.
Pop-Up School: Trainings and seminars in a variety of business building topics including; product development, merchandising, marketing, advertising, public relations, social, interest and traditional medias.
PreFABrication: Daytime weekend and weekday evening craft and maker events, from crochet to handcrafts, business card and tee shirt making, and craft visits to San Diego businesses.
San Diego Maker's Guild: PreFAB will be the 'Guild House' for a new collective with members ranging from local designers and manufacturers to boutique retailers.
With Your Help - PreFAB will enable start up brands and manufacturers to promote themselves, introducing consumers, merchants, and media to their products.
Risks and challenges
The PreFAB space offers the flexibility of three distinct, interconnected areas, totaling nearly 3,200 square feet (300 M2). The challenge is to respect and pay homage to the history of the place, while providing a contemporary experience for all who use PreFAB to work, conceptualize, collaborate, learn and sell from.
The PreFAB concept offers the creative opportunity and challenge of a flexible build out that can accommodate various uses; full-time and part-time co-working, gallery art shows, pop-up sales and flea markets, movie nights, intimate concertos, luncheons and dinners, trainings, workshops and so much more.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)