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Smart hiring for households, a brighter future for the self-employed. Meet #TheAppThatCares
Beespoke puts good people in touch through mutual connections. Meet #TheAppThatCares
Beespoke puts good people in touch through mutual connections. Meet #TheAppThatCares
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Beespoke: The App for a Caring Economy

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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The team has worked hard to mitigate the risks and challenges for this project. To this date, it’s taken a number of strategic actions and sacrifices to ensure mission success. All the way through, we strive for a transparent and open process, towards any stakeholder we engage with, so that any potential risks and challenges - whether anticipated or unforeseen - are made clear. Below are a few reasons we think your pledge is safe with us.

We have a unique product and it’s ready for the market. 

The prototype is up and running. The User App and the Pro Web App are nearly out of the oven. And… access is 2 months away. To be fair - limited ressources have meant it’s taken us more time than expected to get out of the lab. We’ve made it thanks to a team of talented and dedicated people: first, our irreplaceable designer “Paack", our tech partners "Imagine-App” and “StartupNest”, and of course our Early Backers, whose continuous feedback has been clutch to build a product that backs our ambitious vision: an App that cares…starting early January.

We attract a unique pool of talented professionals.

Our promise to independent workers is simple: technology that supports not just access to flexible work, but also the autonomy and recognition they need to achieve professional growth and personal empowerment. In agency and on-demand models where standardisation is the norm, and differentiation the exception, tier-one professionals often remain unnoticed, and their talent unrecognised, when they deserve to stand out. Guess where these top-qualified Professionals are heading to get back in the spotlight? Over a 100 have already jumped on board.

Our mission is greater than us and it’s on the agenda.

From the European Commission to Downing street and local unions, the message is clear: it’s time to rethink "gig work” and push for tougher protections as self-employed work forces and nontraditional work contracts proliferate, to avoid a race to the bottom in social standards in a group that now accounts for about a third of Europe’s work force. The Transport for London’s recent decision not to renew the Uber’s licence, and the vehement reactions to Taylor’s “faint” recommendations, are just another evidence that a simple facelift won’t do. Enough noise, now’s the time to take sides… and to care right back for the men and women that care after us.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    Caring Bee

    For all supporters of the caring economy, in London or abroad, thank you for supporting our campaign! As a small measure of our thanks, you'll get your name in the "Supporter" section of our website.

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    Pledge £9 or more About $12

    Bee Friend

    Thank you! On top of your name on our website, you’ve earned The Card that Cares, your very own Lifetime Founding Member Card. This personal card celebrates your early entry into our community and gives you early access to future product releases and loyalty perks*

    *NB: We welcome the support of a global community, but business constraints mean early access will be initially limited to London zone 1 and 2 (further areas subject to roll-out)

    Includes:
    • Your name on our website "Supporter" section
    • The Card that Cares (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    Bee Hobbyist

    This gets you everything listed above, plus two extra treats:

    Our beloved Beespoke tote bag, filled with a whole lot of love: one postcard hand-signed by both founders, three limited edition Beespoke fridge magnets, and our booklet of 10 ‘honey' recipes.

    An exclusive Beespoke homely mix from the supremely talented Royer - recorded especially for Beespoke to warm up your chilly evenings.

    Includes:
    • Your name on our website "Supporter" section
    • The Card that Cares (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Beespoke Care Package
    • Exclusive Beespoke Mix by Royer
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    Pledge £35 or more About $45

    Early Bird - Bee Lobbyist

    Your support means a lot. On top of everything you’d find in the above rewards, we’ve added two extra gems here.

    First, two extra Lifetime Founding Member cards to gift to two special people who care as much as you do.

    Second, Beespoke’s limited edition visual identity fanzine: a little booklet centred around Nico Garcia, aka Paack, the man behind Beespoke’s visual universe. In it, we delve into his inspirations in expressing the brand’s philosophy through design.

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    Pledge £49 or more About $64

    Bee Lobbyist

    Your support means a lot. On top of everything you’d find in the above rewards, we’ve added two extra gems here.

    First, two extra Lifetime Founding Member cards to gift to two special people who care as much as you do.

    Second, Beespoke’s limited edition visual identity fanzine: a little booklet centred around Nico Garcia, aka Paack, the man behind Beespoke’s visual universe. In it, we delve into his inspirations in expressing the brand’s philosophy through design.

    Includes:
    • Your name on our website "Supporter" section
    • The Card that Cares (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Beespoke Care Package
    • Exclusive Beespoke Mix by Royer
    • Gift 'Card that Cares' (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Limited Edition Beespoke Visual Identity Booklet
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    Pledge £55 or more About $71

    ** Early Bird ** Bee Activist

    This Early Bird exclusive comes with all Bee Activist benefits... at a sweet discount.

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    Pledge £69 or more About $89

    Bee Activist

    You know the drill by now: this reward gets you everything listed above, along with:

    One additional Lifetime Founding Member card.

    A personal favourite: our handmade Manuka Honey scented Beespoke candle. It’s taken us a time, effort, and a lot of failures to master this one consistently, but we’ve finally got the hang of it. We hope this can be yet another way for Beespoke to feature prominently in your home.

    Includes:
    • Your name on our website "Supporter" section
    • The Card that Cares (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Beespoke Care Package
    • Exclusive Beespoke Mix by Royer
    • Gift 'Card that Cares' (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Limited Edition Beespoke Visual Identity Booklet
    • Handmade Manuka Honey Scented Candle (120ml)
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    Pledge £75 or more About $97

    **Early Bird** Sweet Bee

    This Early Bird exclusive comes with all Sweet Bee benefits at a sweet discount.

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    Pledge £99 or more About $128

    Sweet Bee

    This package comes with one heck of a Christmas gift: a Premium 1-Year membership (and early access to Beespoke’s Pro App upon release) to gift to your favourite Professional, in appreciation of this year’s good work and a measure of support for the one to come.

    Sweet bees also get a sparingly sweet care package, featuring: everything else the Bee Activist packages had, along with some serious goodies: an exclusive invitation to Beespoke's London Launch Party, and 120 ml of the delectable honey we’ve been powering on while we worked towards Beespoke’s launch. This is probably the same stuff Winnie the Pooh binges on.

    Includes:
    • Your name on our website "Supporter" section
    • The Card that Cares (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Gift 'Card that Cares' (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Beespoke Care Package
    • Exclusive Beespoke Mix by Royer
    • Limited Edition Beespoke Visual Identity Booklet
    • Handmade Manuka Honey Scented Candle (120ml)
    • Delectable Beespoke Honey (120ml)
    • Gift 'Premium 1 Year Membership'
    • Invitation to Beespoke's Launch Party in London
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    Pledge £149 or more About $193

    Yogi Bee

    Want a group yoga session for you, and up to 5 friends of yours in a park, home or studio? Why yes, yes you do.

    And believe it or not, on top of all the rewards listed above, this also comes with a Lifetime Founding Member Card and a Bee Hobbyist Care Packages for each of your friends. Sharing is caring!

    Includes:
    • Your name on our website "Supporter" section
    • The Card that Cares (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Beespoke Care Packages
    • Exclusive Beespoke Mix by Royer
    • Gift 'Card that Cares' (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Limited Edition Beespoke Visual Identity Booklet
    • Handmade Manuka Honey Scented Candle (120ml)
    • Delectable Beespoke Honey (120ml)
    • Gift 'Premium 1 Year Membership'
    • Invitation to Beespoke's Launch Party in London
    • Private one-hour yoga session with up to 5 friends in London
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    Pledge £159 or more About $206

    **Early Bird** Queen Bee

    This Early Bird exclusive comes with all the benefits of the Queen Bee... at a sweet discount.

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    Pledge £199 or more About $258

    Queen Bee

    This pledge level goes one step further in sprinkling care, and small attentions, all around you.

    Packed with 5 Lifetime Founding Member Cards and 2 Premium annual memberships, you’re looking to make Bespoke yours, your friends, and your professionals and to get - and give back - some serious Beespoke care.

    In return for your unconditional support, we’d like to make your Care package extra feisty, sweet and cozy, with 2 invitations to our launch party, 2 honey candles, and 2 honey pots.

    Includes:
    • Your name on our website "Supporter" section
    • The Card that Cares (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Beespoke Care Package
    • Exclusive Beespoke Mix by Royer
    • Gift 'Card that Cares' (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Limited Edition Beespoke Visual Identity Booklet
    • Handmade Manuka Honey Scented Candle (120ml)
    • Delectable Beespoke Honey (120ml)
    • Gift 'Premium 1 Year Membership'
    • Invitation to Beespoke's Launch Party in London
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    Pledge £299 or more About $388

    Bee Patron

    You believe in this early version of Beespoke, in the vision of a fairer and more equitable economy. You have have questions, compliments, criticism, and you want to find out more. Good.

    You're invited to a reception evening with founders Antoine and Syd - along with a few other Bee Patrons who are equally curious. On the menu: a short introductory presentation with the Founders, an everything-goes Q&A session, and a wine and cheese accompagnment that’ll guarantee you leave satiated. Come with tough questions, challenge us and the mission that guides us. We want a demanding crowd, and you should expect the same from us.

    But the conversation won’t end there: being a Bee Patron means we’ll forever be in touch about what we have in the works - well ahead of future releases and new services.

    Includes:
    • Your name on our website "Supporter" section
    • Your name on our Website's "Supporter" section
    • The Card that Cares (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Beespoke Care Package
    • Exclusive Beespoke Mix by Royer
    • Gift 'Card that Cares' (Lifetime Founding Member Card)
    • Limited Edition Beespoke Visual Identity Booklet
    • Handmade Manuka Honey Scented Candle (120ml)
    • Delectable Beespoke Honey (120ml)
    • Invitation to Beespoke's Launch Party in London
    • A Wine & Cheese Q&A Evening with the Founders
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Funding period

- (30 days)