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A community of passionate & purpose driven change makers, creating a collaborative space for work, events, programmes & more in Digbeth
A community of passionate & purpose driven change makers, creating a collaborative space for work, events, programmes & more in Digbeth
A community of passionate & purpose driven change makers, creating a collaborative space for work, events, programmes & more in Digbeth
586 backers pledged £65,095 to help bring this project to life.

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WE ARE SO EXCITED THAT WE ARE 100% FUNDED.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BACKERS!

FOR ANY FUNDS RAISED OVER £50,000 WE HAVE LAUNCHED A STRETCH GOAL ... 

We are launching a kickstarter to help us open the doors to our brand new space. A collaborative workspace in Digbeth, Birmingham. A space to work, run events, hosting and curating programmes for those committed to positive social impact and building a better city, together. Locally embedded & globally connected to over 60 amazing communities across the world: Impact Hub.

A co working space, cafe, events space & amazing content and programmes curated by a passionate team. 

At Impact Hub Birmingham, we want to transform the environment in which we work, the way in which we collaborate and the city in which we live. As a team, we’re passionate about social change in Birmingham, our burgeoning landscape and the many innovative movements that are gaining audible momentum here. Whilst we couldn’t feel prouder of each initiative, we believe in the need for greater collaboration and the pooling of our talent to achieve our full potential. Following the contagious energy of events such as TEDxBrum and City of Colours, we couldn’t help but feel that what Birmingham really needs is a platform that can capture and support this level of imaginative collaboration every single day. A melting pot of ideas, Impact Hub Birmingham will be home to talent from a variety of sectors, a space where knowledge can be freely shared, independent ventures genuinely supported and a communal vision for positive social change actively realised - day in, day out. After months of scouring high and low we’ve been lucky enough to find everything we were possibly hoping for at our dream location. Nestled in an area steeped in Brum’s history, we are beyond excited to be joining the inspiring neighbourhood of Digbeth this January. Amidst high ceilings, bright, open spaces and a stimulating atmosphere, we’re committed to creating a world class collaborative workspace where organisations, businesses and our community at large can join forces and thrive. With flexible memberships to suit our members, engaging events, workshops and the smoothest of coffee – Impact Hub Birmingham will celebrate the very diversity and warmth for which Brum and our Brummies are known.

We know that a combination of innovation, collaboration and work that results in positive social impact is the key to taking Birmingham forward. At present, whilst innovation is expanding within each sector in Birmingham, collaboration between each sector remains low. At the micro level, despite leaps and bounds in our progress, there remains a disconnect between our entrepreneurial sectors and social entrepreneurs, our freelancers and our institutions. As cross-sector collaboration proves crucial to building a social innovation ecosystem, it has become clear that what Birmingham needs is an inspiring platform to spark this dialogue and to facilitate budding partnerships. As a home away from home to hundreds of passionate individuals from different backgrounds, Impact Hub Birmingham is committed to bridging the current gap between cross-sector innovation, bolstering our growing market and creating tangible social impact. 

SPACE - THE WALKER BUILDING

We have signed the lease on a stunning Grade II listed building in Digbeth, Birmingham. There will be 6,000 sq. ft of collaborative workspace, events space, cafe and meeting rooms.

For our team, joining the dots and building valued relationships will always rely on the hub being welcoming and accessible to our wider community. Hosting, curating and opening our premises to a range of thought-provoking events and interactive activities that engage with our broader network will be a vital part of all that we do. This is incredibly important to our team, as it was through collaboration at such events that we grew to fully appreciate the magic that collective diversity can produce and that our vision of the Hub was born. 

THE GLOBAL NETWORK

Whilst building a Hub in Birmingham - with Birmingham - for Birmingham is our primary objective, Impact Hub Birmingham will be at the heart of a dynamic international community spanning 5 continents, with over 9000 members at nearing 60 independent Hubs. From Prague to Tokyo, Melbourne to Zagreb, being a unique member of an inspiring global network who share the same vision for collaboration and social change is a privilege. Not only will it help foster international partnerships and valuable insight that further benefits our city, Impact Hub will succeed in putting Epic Brum firmly on the map.

Since our in our inception in 2013 have hustled hard to build the Hub from scratch. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved in the past 18 months, and more broadly, the last 4 years which have proved crucial in raising the profile of TEDxBrum and bringing so many like-minded people together. Whilst we’d be joining the Impact Hub Association (our initiative application is in), each Hub is it’s own independent entity and start-up united by a shared vision. Aside from a small grant from UnLtd covering some of our very core costs, we have invested everything we have - both personally and financially - to get our Hub off the ground. With the majority of our team having left their jobs to focus all their efforts on the hub, it’s taken dogged determination to overcome inevitable setbacks and arrive at a place we have fought hard to be.

We’re incredibly proud and beyond excited to be here and even more delighted to be able to share our final steps with you! With the money we raise, we will be able to fit out a state of the art space with the most inspiring work and event space possible. We will also build the infrastructure necessary to make our platform a sustainable business with tangible, lasting impact. Over the years we have shown a deep commitment and love for Birmingham and its people. We believe wholeheartedly that our city has all the talent and potential it needs right on it’s doorstep. We feel the time is ripe for us to ask for your support in making EpicBrum, a united and prosperous city, our everyday reality. We may not have all the answers, but we know together it will be possible and our ambition fits the challenges ahead.

The money is for one thing and one thing only, we need to fit out the space and provide world class facilities for the vision to happen. You won't be paying for salaries or lining peoples pockets, see our risks and challenges for an in depth explanation, or reach out to us to know more precise details.

We have a vision, a team, a space, a growing community, a business plan and now we need you to help us open the doors in January 2015. Lets do this Birmingham!

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 THANKYOU - LOVE FROM US ALL!

      

Risks and challenges

The money from our Kickstarter campaign will go towards filling our beautiful, empty spaces with all the things that people changing the world need to get on and do it. From office chairs and individual work spaces, to clustered desks, fine lighting and a fully functioning coffee shop & kitchen; we want state of the art working conditions for all our residents.

We’ve been lucky enough to have the world class collaborative design dudes at 00 work with us at a fraction of the usual cost. Your contribution won’t be lining anyone’s pocket, it’ll just be getting us to the point where we can open our doors and finally get going. True to our vision, we have very lean running costs and are not driven by high profits for profits sake - we will reinvest in people, the community and our city.

To mitigate risks we have worked on a full vision document, feasibility study, business plan and financial forecast with the aid of our lawyers, accountant and various bodies of business support including UnLtd. We’ve taken every precaution necessary to ensure we are prepared to handle our finances with care and be savvy with our investment. With our lease signed the building is officially ours and waiting (im)patiently for us to get on with it!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    PIONEER: A social media thank you, real and virtual hugs coupled with lots of love and appreciation from the team. You are making Impact Hub Birmingham possible.

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    DUDE / DUDETTE: A Day Pass to use at Impact Hub Birmingham, only the best coffee at our cafe & bags of love from every last one of us. Don’t live around here? We will save your day pass for when you are next in town.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $39

    The first of our STAR SUPPORTER bundles gets you an Impact Hub Birmingham day pass, scrumptious coffee at our cafe and a beautiful Limited Edition Brum Tea Towel. Designed by Claire Hartley, expect your goodie through your letter box.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $55

    An exciting day pass, coffee at the cafe, and a stunning Limited Edition high quality A4 Print of Birmingham designed by Claire Hartley and posted straight to your door.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $63

    If you need a new, practical and stylish bag to carry shopping you're in luck as our Limited Edition TOTE BAG designed by Claire Hartley is perfect. You’ll also get a full day pass to use at Impact Hub Birmingham and wonderful coffee at our cafe. Collect your bag from the Hub.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $78

    Every zesty change maker needs an awesome stack of t-shirts, and at a pledge of £50 you can get your hands on a Limited Edition T SHIRT. Designed by Claire Hartley and produced with Digbeth’s finest retailer, PROVIDE, prepare to look hot to trot when using your day pass at Impact Hub Birmingham and sipping fresh coffee at our cafe. Collect your t - shirt from the Hub or we will post it to you.

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    Pledge £75 or more About $117

    PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP & PHOTO WALK with team member Verity Milligan.
    Verity Milligan is a Times published photographer who is also a University lecturer teaching the next generation of budding togs. Whilst in high demand, as one of Birmingham’s superstar sweethearts, she is offering an exclusive workshop. Grab your camera and get some tips from one of Birmingham's best as you join her for a photographic walking tour of the city.

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    Pledge £80 or more About $125

    BUNDLE OF SWAG
    Support us at this level and this is where things start to stack up! Get the full Day Pass to use at Impact Hub Birmingham, coffee at the cafe, the stunning Limited Edition A4 print as well as the awesome Limited Edition T Shirt. Most importantly, your contribution is making a huge difference. So much gratitude. Collect your goodies from the Hub or have them sent to you.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $156

    Limited Edition Birmingham PRINT, PHOTO WALK & PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with our incredible photographer, the gorgeous Verity Milligan.
    Verity is a Times published photographer who is also a University lecturer teaching the next generation of budding togs. Whilst in high demand, she is also one of Birmingham’s superstar sweethearts and is offering not only an exclusive workshop, but her best tips as you and your camera join her for a photographic walking tour of the city.

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    MISSION BIRMINGHAM MEMBERSHIP
    Introducing our Early Bird Impact Hub Birmingham memberships - with a normal value of over £250, they won't ever be available like this again! If you’ve already got an office space & don’t fancy moving but do wish to be part of a movement for a better, more equal and prosperous Birmingham - this is for you. As a 12 month Mission Brum member, gain access to the Birmingham and global Impact Hub community with one Hub day pass included per month and coffee at our cafe.

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    Pledge £105 or more About $164

    MEGA BUNDLE: So you get the full day pass to use at Impact Hub Birmingham, including coffee at the cafe, a high quality A4 print, Tea Towel and a Limited Edition T Shirt. Not so into your T's? It'll make the perfect present. Collect your goodies from the Hub or we will post them to you!

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    Pledge £125 or more About $196

    Just in time for the colder months we have a fantastic HOODIE available! With a pledge of £125 you get one of these bad boys as well an A4 print and the full day pass to use at Impact Hub Birmingham, including our fab coffee at the cafe. Collect your goodies from the Hub!

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    Early bird FOUNDER MEMBER rate 1 month and Accountancy Services
    LOOKING FOR COLLABORATIVE OFFICE SPACE, GREAT COFFEE, AN AMAZING COMMUNITY & GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY? Get an Early Bird Founder membership for one 1 month unlimited access - an offer exclusive to our Kickstarter. Insight Accountants will offer a free Limited Company incorporation voucher and a complimentary 30 mins business advice consultation, of course, with coffee at our cafe. :) Total value of pledge £325.
    The Hub will be open from Jan 2015, you will have free access to a beta space, but this full membership will apply when we open upon full completion in March 2015.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $391

    Finally... it's PARTY TIME! We will be hosting an epic launch party for the Hub and for this pledge you get to be one of the lucky few invited to join us and the founding community on the opening night. As well as an invite to our fab party, you get a full day pass, scrumptious coffee at our cafe, a Limited Edition A4 Print and our very own cosy Hub Hoodie. Collect your goodies from the Hub or we'll post them to you!

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    EPIC PARTY BUNDLE
    ... and the party continues! If hoodies aren’t your thing you can still get an invite to the launch party along with a whole host of other Impact Hub Birmingham goodies. Alongside a Day Pass to use at Impact Hub Birmingham, the best coffee at the cafe, our stunning Limited Edition A4 print, tea towel and Limited Edition T Shirt. Sound a bit much? This time of year is made for sharing! Collect your goodies from the Hub!

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    MEGA EPIC BUNDLE
    Opening Party Ticket, Limited Edition Birmingham Print, Photographic Walking Tour & Photography Workshop with photographer Verity Milligan.
    Verity is a Times published photographer who is also a University lecturer teaching the next generation of budding togs. Whilst in high demand, she's one of Birmingham’s superstar sweethearts, and is offering an exclusive workshop. Get some tips from one of Birmingham's brightest talents. Grab your camera and join her for a photographic walking tour to boot.

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    Private PORTRAIT SHOOT with portrait photographer Thom Bartley & a ticket to our opening PARTY!
    Whether you need a new set of headshots or just want a super awesome avatar for your social media accounts, this pledge will get you a private portrait shoot with acclaimed photographer Thom Bartley. Anyone who knows Thom can vouch that this is his forte! As well as some fab new photos, you get to party with us at the full launch of Impact Hub Birmingham.

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    Pledge £375 or more About $587

    Earlybird FOUNDER MEMBER rate - 3 months + Accountancy Services
    LOOKING FOR COLLABORATIVE OFFICE SPACE, GREAT COFFEE, AN AMAZING COMMUNITY & GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY? Get an early bird Founder membership for 3 months unlimited use - a Kickstarter exclusive. Insight Accountants will offer a free Limited Company incorporation voucher and a complimentary 30 mins business advice consultation as well as a months free accountancy services and scrumptious coffee at our cafe. Total value of pledge £825. The Hub will be open from Jan 2015, you will have free access to a beta space, but this full membership will apply upon our opening completely in March 2015.

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    Pledge £375 or more About $587

    PAY IT FORWARD, YOU HERO

    This really is what it's ALL about! Want to give an amazing innovator the opportunity to grow their idea at the hub? Pay it forward for them to have an unlimited 3 month membership. Insight Accountants will offer a free Limited Company incorporation voucher and a complimentary 1 hour business advice consultation from Insight Accountants as well as a months free accountancy services. Total value of pledge £825.
    Gift the membership to someone you know, or donate it to our scholarship fund and help us create a cohort of founding scholars with incredible ideas to make a difference in Birmingham.

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    Pledge £750 or more About $1,174

    Earlybird FOUNDER MEMBER rate - 6 month Unlimited + Accounting Services
    LOOKING FOR COLLABORATIVE OFFICE SPACE, GREAT COFFEE, AN AMAZING COMMUNITY & GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY? Get an early bird Founder membership with 6 month Unlimited access - a Kickstarter exclusive. Insight Accountants will offer a free Limited Company incorporation voucher and a complimentary 30 mins business advice consultation from Insight Accountants as well as a two months free accountancy services. Total value of pledge £1550. The Hub will be open from Jan 2015, you will have free access to a beta space, but this full membership will apply upon our opening completely in March 2015.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,565

    DINNER with Indy Johar, Impact Hub Birmingham Founders + OPENING PARTY Ticket
    Indy Johar is a social change pioneer, founder of 00, Impact Hub Westminster and a Senior Associate at the Young Foundation. This is a one off opportunity to share dinner, ideas and your vision with Indy and the five co-founders of Impact Hub Birmingham. Get a ticket to our official opening party!

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    Pledge £1,750 or more About $2,739

    Earlybird FOUNDER MEMBER rate - 12 months Unlimited, Accounting Services & Limited Edition goodies.
    LOOKING FOR COLLABORATIVE OFFICE SPACE, GREAT COFFEE, AN AMAZING COMMUNITY & GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY? Get an early bird Founder membership with 12 month Unlimited access - a Kickstarter exclusive. Insight Accountants will offer a free Limited Company incorporation voucher and a complimentary 30 mins business advice consultation as well as three months free accountancy services. Total value of pledge £2625 - in other words, a huge saving of £875! The Hub will be open from Jan 2015, you will have free access to a beta space, but this full membership will apply upon our opening completely in March 2015

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $7,825

    PIONEERING ORGANISATION LOOKING FOR COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE? This a one off Kickstarter rate that you seriously don't want to miss.
    Have an organisation of up to 3 people? Get a personalised workspace, free events, 2 hours per week of meeting room usage and your stripes as a founding organisation member of the Impact Hub community. Help us shape the fit out of what will be an incredible space & we’ll also be seeing you at the bar for an epic opening party! Accountants will offer a free Limited Company incorporation voucher and a complimentary 30 mins business advice consultation as well as three months free accountancy services. Normal value more of more than £7000! The Hub will be open from Jan 2015, you will have free access to a beta space, but this full membership will apply upon our opening completely in March 2015.

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $7,825

    A founding hero of Impact Hub Birmingham, a space on the founding sponsors wall, tickets to our opening party, our eternal love and gratitude in person, on social media & for all of eternity. You are making thousands of dreams a reality. Just the ticket for backers with a huge heart and big vision for this city.

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Funding period

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