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Seed is Toledo's first coworking community—welcoming our first members to our Downtown location this Spring.
Seed is Toledo's first coworking community—welcoming our first members to our Downtown location this Spring.
100 backers pledged $15,334 to help bring this project to life.

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Holy Toledo.

Coworking arrives in Toledo! 

Really?! 

Yes, really. Seed Coworking is hastily finishing the renovation of our historic 1877 space (formerly a wheel barrow factory—oh, the irony!) so we can welcome our first members this Spring. Seed will then become home to designers, developers, independent contractors, innovators and tiny companies. The resulting community will help them share, thrive and inspire.

Seed is more than desks, and chairs and wifi. Thankfully, we have a great development partner whose vision matches our own. The space is being built specifically to promote collaboration, fun, productivity and contagious energy.

But—and this is where you come in—we need to raise some money to furnish our space so our members and guests can enjoy a comfy yet professional work environment. 

More on that in a bit.

Why Kickstarter?

We love the Kickstarter community! Where else can you find so many people willing to pitch in a few bucks (or more) to help creative endeavors get off the ground? We've supported our fellow cowork fundraisers here and knew it would be the perfect vehicle to promote Seed and present our collection of sweet rewards. Plus, the more people who give, the more people we're accountable to. And we like that.

So, thank you, in advance, oh Kickstarters... for your consideration and generosity. We love you all!

What's Next?

Here's the pitch: we'll be opening soon, and the funds raised on Kickstarter will be used to furnish our space. Your generous donation will not be used to fund our operations. We're working with a local furniture contractor and interior designer to carefully plan our purchase so we can squeeze every penny out of our Kickstarter fundraise. This is your money, and we plan to spend it wisely.

If you donate, be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter on our site. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and behind-the-scenes awesomeness. We want you to be part of the fun.

A Little About Us.

Seed Coworking Community was founded to harness the creative energy of a revitalized Toledo. There are many exciting things happening in Downtown and the surrounding area, including incredible web & app development and entrepreneurial communities. Seed will be the hub and rallying cry ("Viva la Seed!") of these communities.

The founding members are three independent business owners from NW Ohio: Gene Powell, Jamie Wright and Don Miller. All members of Seed will have a vote and voice for where Seed goes in the future.

In Closing.

We're so close to making coworking in Toledo a reality. With your help, we'll realize that dream and create an environment we can all be proud of. You will have played a vital part in that, and for that we are truly grateful.

Thank you.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A public Tweet from @seedcowork and recognition on our Facebook page to thank you for your support.

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    Everything above, plus one awesome, fun-filled day at Seed, and an accompanying laptop sticker to show your support.

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    Everything above, plus your very own name on the Seed backers web page; you get to choose the music for a day at Seed; plus a free 1-month part-time membership (2 days a week, an $85 value).

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    Everything above, plus a VIP (Kim Kardashian-like) invite to the grand opening pre-party and a very sexy Seed t-shirt.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Everything above, plus a link alongside your name on the Seed backers web page, and a Seed plant delivered to you. Also, make more friends with a name + number on the bathroom wall at Seed (yes, really).

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Everything above plus, an additional 1-month part-time pass; a link and logo included in our monthly Seed newsletter, and a very stylish Seed scarf.

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

    Everything above, plus someone will sit on you everyday as you will have a chair named after you at Seed. A 1-year part-time membership to Seed (a $1,020 value; overrides part-time memberships from previous rewards) and free events for a year. We will also throw in (not literally, that would get messy) a crockpot of Don's famous chilli.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Everything above, plus an oil painting of you on our Seed Founder's wall (think The Kramer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAPbZDit5_w)! Includes a 1-year full time membership to Seed (a $2,160 value; overrides part-time memberships from previous rewards) and a delicious, boisterous lunch and question & answer session with the founders.

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    Everything above, plus we'll name our conference room or kitchen after you or your business.

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Funding period

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