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Slow down. Wise up. We don't do breaking news, but what’s driving the news. Not the news as it happens, but when it’s ready.
Slow down. Wise up. We don't do breaking news, but what’s driving the news. Not the news as it happens, but when it’s ready.
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    Starter Member (Under 30*)

    One year membership.

    Exclusive Kickstarter offer. Come to a ThinkIn, have a drink on us and tell us what you think. We can’t wait to meet you.

    *Proof of age will be required

    Includes:
    • One year digital membership
    • Ten ThinkIn tickets of your choice (worth £250)
    • Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
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    **New offer** Beta Member

    Tortoise will go live in beta this January. From that point, we need as many true opinions, fresh ideas and challenging perspectives as we can get on what we do and how we do it.

    Experience Tortoise and help us make it as good as it can be.

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    Founding Member (Under 30*)

    Five year membership, with Founding Member status.

    For anyone under 30, this is a steal - get in now. Lock in the benefits of your 20s into your 30s! Anti-ageing for the mind.

    *Proof of age will be required

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    • FIVE year digital membership
    • ‘Founding Member’ badge on your member bio
    • Ten ThinkIn tickets every year (worth £250pa)
    • Two tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
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    Starter Member

    One year membership.

    Your pledge gives you full digital membership for the first year and a seat at ten ThinkIns of your choice. Like what we're saying, but not ready to commit to a long term relationship? This is the deal for you.

    Includes:
    • One year digital membership
    • Ten ThinkIn tickets of your choice (worth £250)
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    Founding Member **Early Bird Offer**

    Three year membership, with Founding Member status.

    ONCE IN A LIFETIME price - AND for 48 hours only. Act fast to go slow. As Tortoises, we typically like a more leisurely pace, but if you’re speedy and join today, you get a three-year membership for £100 less than a single year will be once we’re live. Go, go, go!

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    • Full THREE year membership (Live, Digital & Print)
    • ‘Founding Member’ badge on your member bio
    • Ten ThinkIn tickets every year (worth £250pa)
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Two tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
    • Exclusive ‘SLOW DOWN, WISE UP’ digital poster
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    **New offer** Tortoise and the Hare

    You’ve spoken and we’ve listened. Many of you have asked if you can join with a friend or partner ... A deux, and we’ve delivered.

    £150 for two ONE year memberships.

    Includes:
    • ONE year memberships (Live, Digital & Print)
    • 20 ThinkIn tickets (worth £500 pa)
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Two tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
    • A personal shout-out in our first print edition & on our website
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    Founding Member

    Three year membership, with Founding Member status.

    Oh, you are splendid. Founding Members get the full digital, print and live experience for three years, so there’s plenty of time to get to know each other. Just to show how much we like you, we’re throwing in a bunch of extra goodies including tickets to our launch party. Result.

    Includes:
    • Full THREE year membership (Live, Digital & Print)
    • ‘Founding Member’ badge on your member bio
    • Ten ThinkIn tickets every year (worth £250pa)
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Two tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • Letter writing set - Tortoise paper, envelopes & pencils
    • Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
    • Exclusive ‘SLOW DOWN, WISE UP’ digital poster
    • A personal shout-out in our first print edition & on our website
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    Five year membership, with Founding Member status.

    Long for more meaningful relationships? Already know that three years won’t be enough? Maybe you’re one of the lucky few who have been to a ThinkIn already and know you will need more than ten tickets a year. Or maybe you are one of those marvellous people who know great journalism can make history, and want all in. Or maybe it’s just that you love merch. Whatever the reason - we’re destined to be friends. Founding Members and more… our Friends are always welcome in our home, so choose this option to unlock unlimited ThinkIns for the next five years.

    Includes:
    • Full FIVE year membership (Live, Digital & Print)
    • ‘Founding Member’ badge on your member bio
    • UNLIMITED ThinkIn tickets during your membership
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Two tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • Letter writing set - Tortoise paper, envelopes & pencils
    • Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
    • Exclusive ‘SLOW DOWN, WISE UP’ digital poster
    • Handwritten thank you letter from the Tortoise Co-founders
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    Founding Group (Ten members)

    Buddy up with a few friends - from work, the pub, the book club, the football team, wherever - and join Tortoise as a Founding Group. Come to the ThinkIns to share the experience and chew the fat. £50 per person, for three years - satisfyingly cost-effective, if you’re into that sort of thing.

    Includes:
    • 10× THREE year digital membership
    • 100× ThinkIn tickets every year, 10 per member
    • 10× Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
    • 10× Exclusive ‘SLOW DOWN, WISE UP’ digital poster
    • Name on our website & first print edition as a founding group
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    The Ultimate Member Experience

    A truly generous Founding Member and Friend. To thank you for your mind-boggling generosity, we’ll take you out for a fabulous dinner where we’ll shamelessly pick your magnificent brain on everything from radical optimism to bingo calling. Karaoke isn’t out of the question, but please don’t let that put you off.

    Includes:
    • ThinkIn Dinner for you & three guests with the Tortoise Team
    • Full FIVE year membership (Live, Digital & Print)
    • ‘Founding Member’ badge on your member bio
    • UNLIMITED ThinkIn tickets during your membership
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Four tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • Letter writing set - Tortoise paper, envelopes & pencils
    • Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
    • Exclusive ‘SLOW DOWN, WISE UP’ digital poster
    • Handwritten thank you letter from the Tortoise Co-founders
    • A personal shout-out in our first print edition & on our website
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    The Ultimate Member Experience is back

    **Back on offer**.

    The ultimate member experience sold out in the first few days. We’re not sure if that was because of or despite including dinner with our co-founders? It does include five year membership and a tonne of amazing merchandise as well. Anyway, we’ve released another batch.

    Includes:
    • ThinkIn Dinner for you & three guests with the Tortoise Team
    • Full FIVE year membership (Live, Digital & Print)
    • ‘Founding Member’ badge on your member bio
    • UNLIMITED ThinkIn tickets during your membership
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Four tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • Letter writing set - Tortoise paper, envelopes & pencils
    • Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
    • Exclusive ‘SLOW DOWN, WISE UP’ digital poster
    • A personal shout-out in our first print edition & on our website
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    Lifetime Member

    We need a handful of people to be part of this forever, and claim (literally) their own named chair in our HQ. You’ll help us get going, nurture us through the difficult teenage years, love us in our mid-life crisis. Could you? Would you? Oh go on…

    Includes:
    • Your name on a chair at Tortoise HQ - London
    • Full LIFETIME membership (Live, Digital & Print)
    • ‘Founding Member’ badge on your member bio
    • UNLIMITED ThinkIns for life - for you and a guest
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Two tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • Letter writing set - Tortoise paper, envelopes & pencils
    • Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
    • Exclusive ‘SLOW DOWN, WISE UP’ digital poster
    • Handwritten thank you letter from the Tortoise Co-founders
    • A personal shout-out in our first print edition & on our website
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    **Back on offer** Lifetime member

    Back by popular demand. We’ve released 20 more Lifetime Memberships to complete the full set of seats in our Tortoise HQ. Claim (literally) your own named chair in our home. When these sell out - the only option left will be to find a bigger home.

    Includes:
    • Your name on a chair at Tortoise HQ - London
    • Full LIFETIME membership (Live, Digital & Print)
    • ‘Founding Member’ badge on your member bio
    • UNLIMITED ThinkIns for life - for you and a guest
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Two tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • Letter writing set - Tortoise paper, envelopes & pencils
    • Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
    • Exclusive ‘SLOW DOWN, WISE UP’ digital poster
    • Handwritten thank you letter from the Tortoise Co-founders
    • A personal shout-out in our first print edition & on our website
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    The Ultimate Group Membership

    A corporate membership ideal for organisations who are required to have an informed point of view on the world. CPD (Continuous Professional Development) has never been so much fun.

    Includes:
    • 50× THREE year digital membership
    • Team ThinkIn: 50 seats at a ThinkIn with private drinks reception
    • 100× ThinkIn tickets each year
    • 50× Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • 50× Exclusive TORTOISE BOOK BAG
    • Name on our website & first print edition as a founding group
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    Patron

    To fuel our open journalism, Tortoise must hear from as many different and varied voices and views, as possible. To ensure our organised system of listening achieves this - we will take Tortoise on Tour. From prisons, hospitals, retirement communities, places of worship and more. Are you one of the very special people who can help us make this a reality?

    Includes:
    • Recognition of thanks in all 'Tortoise on Tour' Notes & ThinkIns
    • Recognition on the Patrons wall at Tortoise HQ
    • Bring 25 guests to a ThinkIn & have a dinner held in your honour
    • Full LIFETIME membership (Live, Digital & Print)
    • UNLIMITED ThinkIns for life - for you and a guest
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Two tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • Handwritten thank you letter from the Tortoise Co-founders
    • A personal shout-out in our first print edition & on our website
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    **Back on offer** Patron

    After just three days, we’ve sold out of our Patron offering. Thank you - there are some very special people out there who want to help us take Tortoise on Tour to prisons, hospitals, retirement communities, places of worship and more, and help the Under 30s join up from just £10.

    So we’ve opened it again – the more Patrons that join, the greater our ability to hear from a wide range of varied voices.

    Includes:
    • Recognition of thanks in all 'Tortoise on Tour' Notes & ThinkIns
    • Recognition on the Patrons wall at Tortoise HQ
    • Bring 25 guests to a ThinkIn & have a dinner held in your honour
    • Full LIFETIME membership (Live, Digital & Print)
    • UNLIMITED ThinkIns for life - for you and a guest
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Two tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • Handwritten thank you letter from the Tortoise Co-founders
    • A personal shout-out in our first print edition & on our website
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    City Champion

    Advocates of open journalism from Southampton to St Andrews and Louisville to LA (and everywhere in between) can bring their local communities’ stories to the heart of our newsroom. As a City Champion, you’ll guarantee your town or city gets a fixture on Tortoise on Tour, and have 100 memberships to give out to your local heroes, whoever and wherever they may be.

    Includes:
    • 100× One year digital membership for your city
    • Guaranteed ThinkIn in the UK/US town or city of your choice
    • 50× Guest tickets to the ThinkIn & have a dinner held in your honour
    • Full LIFETIME membership (Live, Digital & Print)
    • UNLIMITED ThinkIns for life - for you and a guest
    • Tortoise Quarterly - our short book of big reads
    • Two tickets to our launch party in London - Spring 2019
    • A personal shout-out in our first print edition & on our website
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