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A tech and design hub for emerging communities backed by the Kickstarter community. Read more

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 31, 2014.

A tech and design hub for emerging communities backed by the Kickstarter community.

About this project

How Rurban Data Studio Helps Entrepreneurs

Our mission is to spark creativity in young companies by giving them the right tools and contacts to accomplish their goals.

  • Create a driven community for entrepreneurs.
  • Connect like-minded individuals to collaborate on projects.
  • Office and coworking space for rent
  • Prototyping tools like 3D printers and laser cutters.
  • Host networking events.
  • Provide warm introductions to industry investors.
  • Connect startups with consultants and services like: accounting, web design, and marketing.
  • Meeting and conference rooms
  • Back office services

Help us kickstart our first location

Your pledges will help us develop our first Data Studio with comprehensive design documents, necessary permits, and a market study to determine the first location. For business inquiries please contact: info@rurban.co

Rewards for Entrepreneurs

 Rurban Gear

Rurban Data Studio, the world's first crowdfunded data center and tech hub for emerging communities

What is a data center?

Data centers power websites, businesses and the apps we use everyday. They are integral to smartphones when information is being processed away from the device. The rise of cellphone use in new markets makes data centers essential to growth.

The modular IT infrastructure can be provisioned through our partnership with Elliptical Mobile Solutions.

We plan to offer:

  • Internet Exchange Point
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) node
  • Secure Private Cloud
  • In-house computing for high powered jobs
  • App development and testing platforms

We have nicknamed our data center SHELDON, in honor of a certain theoretical physicist.

Projects we are passionate about

Our Vision for the Future

Help us kickstart the first location and you’ll be at the beginning of a legacy. We plan for many Rurban Data Studios around the world. Each one empowering entrepreneurs in rural and urban areas to use design and technology to make the world a better place.

Risks and challenges

Design and Engineering - Like any design project, various aspects will evolve as the project progresses and the team is presented with changing conditions. These situations are magnified when dealing with locations which may have less infrastructure or established systems. We are prepared however to try many approaches with efficiency while keeping a steady eye on the vision.

Funding an entire Rurban Data Studio will take longer to complete than some other Kickstarter projects. Variables such as cost estimates or community response may change and require adjustments. We are taking every precaution to ensure these risks are minimized.

Founder's Pen: This parametrically designed pen is in the final stages of design and development. We may discover that a supplier is unable to deliver or the machining or 3D printing may take longer than expected. We are however taking every precaution to ensure this does not happen. We will be uploading more detailed specifications on our website.

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    TWEET: Pledge a dollar and @Rurban_Co will Tweet your username! Please share the project with the entrepreneurs in your life!

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    THANK YOU: Be featured on our website as a Friend and receive our monthly newsletter.

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    RURBAN POSTCARD: A personalized thank you from the Rurban team. Be featured on our website as a Friend and receive our monthly newsletter. Upgrade to our $25 reward to receive our awesome keychain!

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    RURBAN KEYCHAIN: Bring joy to your keys with our laser engraved keychain. be featured on our website as a Friend and receive our monthly newsletter.

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    EARLY-BIRD TSHIRT: This shirt is ready for whatever adventures you have in mind. Be featured on our website as a Friend and receive our monthly newsletter.

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    RURBAN TSHIRT: This shirt is ready for whatever adventures you have in mind. Be featured on our website as a Friend and receive our monthly newsletter.

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    RURBAN PHONECASE: Choose your style and have the most unique case on the block. Be featured on our website as a Friend and receive our monthly newsletter.

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    RURBAN HOODIE: This hoodie instantly transforms you into an entrepreneur. Now go build something! Be featured on our website as a Friend and receive our monthly newsletter. Upgrade to $250 to receive our combo reward!

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    LOGO DESIGN: Have a custom logo crafted for your business by a Rurban Designer.

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    BUSINESS CARD DESIGN: Get a fresh business card design to take to meetings! Don't have a logo yet? Add $100 to have one crafted by a Rurban Designer.

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    COMBO UNLOCKED: Receive all Rurban gear rewards plus a notebook for exploring your ideas! Be featured on our website as a Champion!

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    3D PRINTED MODEL: A beautifully designed and 3D printed model of the Rurban Data Studio. Be featured on our website as a Champion and receive our monthly newsletter. Be part of history by upgrading to the $1,000 reward to receive a signed kickstarter edition 3D model and Bronze Partner status.

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    BRONZE PARTNER: Own a piece of history with a gorgeous, signed Kickstarter edition, 3D printed model of the Rurban Data Studio. Be part of the first building project with a Bronze Partner wall tile with your name on it and receive recognition in future Rurban publications as a Bronze Partner.
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    SILVER PARTNER: Sponsor a team of your choice for 1 month at the first location. Receive a stunning, signed Kickstarter edition, 3D printed model of the Rurban Data Studio. Be part of the first building project with a Silver Partner wall tile with your name on it and receive recognition in future Rurban publications as a Silver Partner.
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    GOLD PARTNER: Sponsor a team of your choice for 3 months at the first location. Receive a unique, signed Kickstarter edition, 3D printed model of the Rurban Data Studio. Have VIP access to our launch party. Be part of the building itself with a Gold Partner wall tile with your name on it and and receive recognition in future Rurban publications as a Gold Partner.
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    DIAMOND PARTNER: Sponsor a team of your choice for 6 months at the first location. Ultra-limited edition 3D model of the Rurban Data Studio delivered personally to you by CEO, Joshua Sanabria. Have a chance to discuss your vision for Rurban Data Studio and be part of history. Be our VIP guest at the launch party, receive a Diamond Partner wall tile, a room in a Data Studio permanently named in your honor, and premier recognition in future Rurban publications as a Diamond Partner.
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Funding period

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