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A monthly dinner event for women to spark a connection within themselves and each other with inspiring guest speakers and topics.
Designed for women to embrace their individuality through honest conversations and inspiring speakers and topics.
Designed for women to embrace their individuality through honest conversations and inspiring speakers and topics.
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50 backers pledged $10,475 to help bring this project to life.

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Femme Beat, A Social Dinner Series to Help Empower Women

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Femme Beat is about breaking bread and sparking a connection within ourselves and with like-minded women. It's a social dinner series with speakers who share topics that inspire and challenge us to grow and go after what we really want while building strong, effective networks.

We believe taking ownership of our lives is a life-long practice and sometimes we need a little encouragement and help to design a life that gets us stoked. Change can feel scary so we've curated a unique dining experience that'll help facilitate the idea of igniting passion, reconnecting with core desires and goal setting with a tribe of like-minded women. Join a Femme Beat dinner to discover more about yourself and how to make your craziest and wildest dreams a reality.

Knowledge is power and we believe speakers can help us go deeper by sharing their own story and wisdom. Femme Beat speakers are bloggers, designers, coaches, social leaders, business owners, and producers who lead whole-hearted lives. Many have been through one hell of a roller-coaster ride and have fought their way back to the top by choosing to succeed as much as they want to breathe. Femme Beat speakers desire to make the impossible possible and the ordinary extraordinary. Sample topics of discussion include:

  • Goals with soul
  • Defining success on your own terms
  • Listening to your soul's intuition 
  • Making new mind grooves that steer your life
  • Be your own Guru
  • Sexuality and spirituality
  • Self-talk and how to deal with criticism

Speakers share soulful personal stories and important business lessons they have learned along the way to give our guests valuable insight; whether she's a budding entrepreneur, corporate ladder-climber dreaming of creating her own gig, or social game changer looking to make a positive change in the world and herself. 

Femme Beat's speakers help you dig deep, stay on purpose, back yourself, and be true to your ideas and desires.

Campaign Budget 

The funds received from this campaign will be dedicated to event set-up and marketing to help establish a following. Sponsors and event ticket prices will cover these costs once we grow, but we need a little help in the beginning. 

Our needs include tables, chairs, plates, utensils, centerpieces, and event space rentals, as well as catering and beverages. In order to expand our network and spread awareness, we'll be capturing each dinner experience with the help of a photographer and videographer for beautiful, cinematic video images and reels to be shared on several social platforms.

We are passionately committed to empowering women everywhere. This project is truly a labor of love. Our first dinner event is scheduled for November 3, 2015 with a confirmed guest speaker. 

Rewards

Our goal is to launch Femme Beat locally in the Phoenix, Arizona area, but our dream is to take these dinners nationwide to motivate women everywhere. If we knock out $10,000 in 30 days, we'll be forging a heartfelt business with a mission (and leading by example of diving right into our own dreams) of helping women find their spark and fuel their dreams. Our backers mean the world to us and we'll be showing our appreciation in many ways:

For $10, you'll get an awesome backer badge posted on your Facebook or Twitter with a virtual hug that'll make your friends super jelly!

For $25, a Mix CD + Handwritten "Thank You" Card
For $25, a Mix CD + Handwritten "Thank You" Card
For $50, a Manifesto Poster + Handwritten "Thank You" Card
For $50, a Manifesto Poster + Handwritten "Thank You" Card
For $65, 1 Ticket to December's Femme Beat Dinner + Handwritten "Thank You" Card
For $65, 1 Ticket to December's Femme Beat Dinner + Handwritten "Thank You" Card
For $100, a Stylish Tote bag + Handwritten "Thank You" Card
For $100, a Stylish Tote bag + Handwritten "Thank You" Card
 
For $250, Sponsor a Dinner + Fridge-Worthy Polaroid + Handwritten "Thank You" Card
For $250, Sponsor a Dinner + Fridge-Worthy Polaroid + Handwritten "Thank You" Card
For $1200, Customize our dinner menu with your favorite foods + 1 Femme Beat dinner ticket
For $1200, Customize our dinner menu with your favorite foods + 1 Femme Beat dinner ticket

Each dinner is a new experience with just a few things consistent: inspiring speakers and great company. Our guests are paying for much more than a meal.

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Risks and challenges

Every project has potential obstacles. The Femme Beat team has a wide range of experience in marketing and managing start-ups to help overcome possible delays in launching. The unique challenges that Femme Beat face are:

1) Introducing a new service to the market and building an audience base for this new kind of local and collaborative experience.

We've done the necessary market research and have held informative focus groups on our concept. People desire more opportunities to connect face to face with one another and we believe it's a bonus if you can learn something too. We are confident in our implementation strategy and are ready to build our community.

2) Acquiring regular sponsors and in-kind donations for caterers, venues, and decor for every event may be challenging at first, due to our intimate dinner groups of 12 women per event; however, this challenge may be better addressed as we grow and acquire more customers.

Dinner tickets are priced at $65 per person, which provides a two-fold solution to stay affordable for our guests for consistent ticket sales and reduce the costs of event set-up and marketing. Our target is to increase the frequency of these dinners to 1 to 2 times a week within the first six months.

3) Public speaking is an art in itself, so it's important that we find speakers who can comfortably engage with our guests in a clear, concise and compassionate way. We'll continue to acquire speakers through our wide network, but once our mission spreads, we are confident we'll receive requests from women who want to share their stories and we'll offer a platform to do so.

Femme Beat believes we can do more together. We create because it's possible, not because it's profitable. We're working on building a business that'll help women (ourselves included) by putting something simple as a meal in the center of our offering and creating a unique and inspiring space for storytelling and sharing.

SPECIAL THANKS for taking the time to learn more.

*Please note, Kickstarter is an all or nothing funding website. If we do not reach our goal of $10,000, no backers will be charged. If we do reach our goal, backers will not be charged until the end of the campaign*

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    BACKER BADGE & VIRTUAL HUG!

    We'll post a swanky social media shout out on your Facebook or Twitter to show that you are a supporter and financial backer of Femme Beat.

    THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

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    MIX CD & HANDWRITTEN "THANK YOU" CARD + Reward #1

    Every mix CD has a theme and ours is flirty, sexy, and a bath tubbin' good time. You'll be getting your vibe on during rush hour, in the kitchen, or while doing the bow-chicka-wow-wow. You can thank us later.

    We'll also be sending you a hand-written "Thank you" from the bottom of hearts.

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    A MANIFESTO POSTER & HANDWRITTEN "THANK YOU" CARD + Reward #1

    Inspiration delivered right to your door because sometimes we need to be reminded of how awesome we are and the encouragement to keep moving forward.

    Our Manifesto poster will be printed in bold colors and shipped out with a personalized handwritten "Thank you" from the bottom of our hearts. Oh! Your wall called, it says it loves it!

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    1 RESERVATION TO DECEMBER'S FEMME BEAT DINNER + HANDWRITTEN "THANK YOU" CARD + Reward #1

    Reserve your seat at our next dinner event on December 14, 2015!* Your ticket, the entire experience, including your meal, drinks, and a speaker discussion to help you focus on your intentions and goals for the New Year! Think goal setting, desire mapping, and vision boards!

    *Details such as location and speaker will be shared in November 2015.

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    FEMME BEAT TOTE BAG & HANDWRITTEN "THANK YOU" CARD + Reward #1

    Whether you call them carry-alls or totes, this bag can hold all your work stuff, possibly a baby or better yet, some groceries (yay for reusable bags!) and it shows your support of empowering women everywhere. Travel light and travel far.

    You will also receive a personalized handwritten "Thank you" from the bottom of our hearts.

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    WANT TO SPONSOR OUR EVENT?

    We are a FUN company and looking for awesome and creative partnerships. Share a trial offer or a sample of your product in our gift bags and receive brand recognition as a 'Super Sponsor from Kickstarter' on our website and social media, as well as logo placement at the event.

    We'll be stoked to send you a personalized handwritten "Thank you" from the bottom of our hearts with a total fridge-worthy picture of your brand and our tribe of women having a really great time.

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    1 FEMME BEAT DINNER TICKET + CUSTOM DINNER MENU OF YOUR FAVORITE FOODS

    Like your french fries dipped in ice cream? Pizza topped with graham crackers? Hot dogs and gravy? It's all okay!

    We'll plan a Femme Beat dinner with all of your favorite foods! Enjoy your cake and eat it too as our special guest and Kickstarter supporter.

    For this super sonic pledge, we'll have to calm our nerves and excitement just so we can write a legible and personalized "thank you" from the bottom of our hearts. We are deeply moved (and hungry).

    *one night stay at a 4-star or higher hotel, to be used within 2016, 30 day notice required, airfare not included

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Funding period

- (30 days)