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90 backers pledged $14,884 to help bring this project to life.
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The Undercroft is a ~15,000 square foot facility that will house co-working/co-location space purpose built for the cybersecurity community. Located in a landmark building in historic Ybor City, our space will include 7 private offices, 12 dedicated desks, 2 conference rooms, 2 training/meetup bays, a courtyard, and multiple shared common areas. We also plan to add a multipurpose media studio. When complete, our facility will support and empower a diverse community of cybersecurity professionals, students, and enthusiasts. We want to organize and host a wide variety of events, classes, and workshops, and produce security focused content. Whether you are new to the industry or an industry veteran, you will be welcome here. The Undercroft will be the first facility of its kind bringing together industry leading technology companies, subject matter experts, startups, students, and talented practitioners. Our community has realized that when we come together, we can do so much more than we can separately. 



Welcome to Ybor City
Welcome to Ybor City
Cybersecurity meetup
Cybersecurity meetup
Common Area
Common Area

When it comes to general business expenses we've got it covered. What we need your help with is building a media studio. We want our community to have a voice and a means to be able to share that voice with the world through video and podcast production, product and software demo capability, live streaming of capture the flag events, and member led cybersecurity workshops. We belive that the general public would also benefit from the completion of our studio. We would be able to offer low cost rental rates to the general public looking for a way and means to be able to express themselves creatively. 


THE STUDIO

Future Media Studio
Future Media Studio
Future Media Studio
Future Media Studio
Podcast Bay
Podcast Bay

Because we have gotten such amazing support from all of our backers it's time to take this project to the next level.  There is still a lot of work to be done and more resources needed to complete our quest to build a  Cybersecurity Hub here in Ybor City, Tampa 

$15,000 Stretch Goal

  • If we hit our first stretch goal, we will be able to make a significant investment in our primary collaboration lab that will house our sandbox environment and guild co-working. We will be able to:
    • Cage and secure the Sandbox Bay
    • Fully furnish the collaboration lab with hotdesking, benching and seating
    • Install A/V (Flatscreen & Sound)
    • Install white boards

$20,000 Stretch Goal

  • If we hit our second stretch goal, we will be able to invest in upgrading our primary training bay that is a shared resource for members, residents and partners to host meetups and community driven events. We will be able to:
    • Install white boards
    • Install PA/Sound System 
    • Additional Flatscreen 
    • A/V Cabling 

$30,000 Stretch Goal

  • Our building is the second oldest building in Ybor City and served as the original incubator for cigar city. As you can imagine keeping up with such a historic building is not an easy task. If we hit our third stretch goal we will be able to make the investment necessary to upgrade aging infrastructure, fixtures, and building systems.

$40,000 Stretch Goal

  • We would be able to upgrade our facility hotdesking by adding additional electrical to provide each desk with a USB charging port, electrical outlets, mounted monitor. 
  • Additional kitchenette for the primary collaboration lab

$50,000 Stretch Goal 

  • Security & Automation
    • Install additional role based access control on parking gate, pedestrian gate, and courtyard gate
    • Formal Automated Podium 
    • Smart Board 

THE CONTENT

Producing cybersecurity related content is such an important goal for us long term. Through videos and live events we will be able to inform the community of potential risks, fixes, and ways to fight back against cyber criminals that wish them harm.  Your donations will help our members produce content that they feel will benefit the community in a positive way. 

Weekly shows that talk about the latest cyber news
Weekly shows that talk about the latest cyber news

THE EVENTS

The ability to host and live stream cybersecurity events and conferences is a huge benefit to the community. Conferences are a great place for people who are looking to join the industry, to network and receive information on potential jobs or information on furthering their education.  It's fantasic for security practitioners to collaborate on ideas and industry methods that help us combat the growing threat to our safety and the security of our country. 

Live Stream Events
Live Stream Events

Your pledge will allow us to build out our media studio with the requisite equipment to support member driven cybersecurity meetups, workshops and podcasts. Teach members how to produce, shoot, and edit cybersecurity awareness videos. Help member backed startups record product and platform demos.  Stream live classes and meetups to extend our reach in the region. Here is a list of just some of the critically needed items:

  • Computers for Editing Bay
  • Theater Style Seating
  • Chairs
  • Conference Table
  • Collaboration Pods
  • AV Projector
  • Webcasting Station
  • Green and White Screen
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Video Cameras
  • Tripods
  • Microphones and Headphones for Podcasts

In addition to finishing our media studio, we want to enhance our primary collaboration lab (maker/hackerspace). Your contributions will also provide needed resources for us to provide experiential learning for students in the local community,  

Future White Bay
Future White Bay

Our primary collaboration lab will be outfitted with a wide range of technology and tools for our members to disassemble, build, break, and learn. Here is a list of just some of the needed items:

  • Benching and Seating 
  • Standard Shop Tools (Specifically for Electronics)
  • 3D Printers
  • RF Equipment 
  • Servers & Storage 
  • Firewalls  
Sandbox
Sandbox

With your help and along with the help of our members, residents and partners, we plan to build a community Sandbox environment where our members can launch, test, and study dangerous malware without risk of infecting their own devices or putting our standard network at risk. 

Industry supporters have already donated racks, servers, and other equipment and seek to make this a community project that will provide valuable hands on experience to our members as well as create a shared resource to help the community keep pace with the ever-evolving cyber threat.

We are taking a bottom up approach to increasing the cybersecurity posture of the Tampa Bay region. It starts here in the community with the people who are security practitioners engaging with those who want to learn. It starts here with small to medium size business who have just as much a need for security as larger organizations.  

Pledge $2+: Thank you for your support!  To show our gratitude we will give you a shout out on all our social media channels.

Social Media Boost ($2 or more)
Social Media Boost ($2 or more)



Pledge $10+: Our members will create a “Thank You” video featuring all the names from this reward level. 

Pledge Video on our Website ($10 or more)
Pledge Video on our Website ($10 or more)


Pledge $20+: Harvesting laptop stickers in our community is and always will be a big part of our culture. Our members created this special edition Kickstarter sticker pack just for you.

"Hackers Delight" Sticker Package ($20 or more)
"Hackers Delight" Sticker Package ($20 or more)


Pledge $30+: Pick from one of the two official “The Undercroft” t-shirts. (Most sizes availible)

Official Undercroft T-Shirt ($30 or more)
Official Undercroft T-Shirt ($30 or more)

Pledge $50+ (Limited-100 Spots Only): We teamed up with some amazing local artists to bring this reward to life. Old recycled floppy disks will be painted, and your name or handle will be signed onto the final product. The artwork will be framed and displayed in our lobby for all to see. (100 spots to create 4 original pieces of art)

Name/Handle on Floppy Disk Mural ($50 or more)*Limited Item*
Name/Handle on Floppy Disk Mural ($50 or more)*Limited Item*


Pledge $125+: Our members created the "Hacked" package specifically for this campaign, consisting of a limited-edition poster, sticker, badge, and two official “The Undercroft” t-shirts. 

"Hacked" Swag Bag ($125 or more)
"Hacked" Swag Bag ($125 or more)

Pledge $200+ (Limited): Along with a 1-month membership to The Undercroft, donors will receive some ultra-exclusive gear. Each poster, badge, sticker, and shirt are sequentially numbered to 150.  At the end of the campaign, we will hold a drawing of donor names at this reward level to determine what number will be given for each item. 

Founding Member - "Retro" Swag Bag ($200 or more) *Limited Item*
Founding Member - "Retro" Swag Bag ($200 or more) *Limited Item*

Pledge $900+ (Limited Opportunity): With this reward, you can sponsor one of our 12 epoxy resin training tables. This is a great way for us to be creative, cost effective, and environmentally responsible. Check out the process in the video below.

Sponsor a recycled pc epoxy resin training table ($900 or more)*Limited Item*
Sponsor a recycled pc epoxy resin training table ($900 or more)*Limited Item*
Your name or handle will be spelled out with old keyboard keys.
Your name or handle will be spelled out with old keyboard keys.

Risks and challenges

We have donated or co-located equipment, which may break and need servicing. We have reserve funds to service equipment, but this may cause a delay in fulfillment. We have a small but amazing team. In addition to supporting our operations and performing some of the renovation work, they will fulfill and ship back gifts. Due to schedules and operational needs, some delays may occur.

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Environmental commitments

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Reusability and recyclability

Here at the Undercroft we have taken an environmentally responsible and creative approach to furnishing our facility. Using forgotten antiques, out dated computer parts, non-toxic epoxy resin, and a little sweat, we are able to create not only unique but environmentally friendly furnishings for our community.

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    We'll shout our your name in abundant gratitude! Get a social media boost from The Undercroft!

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    Thank You Video

    After the campaign is over we will be producing a "Thank You" video in our new studio that will proudly feature your name or handle. The video will be on our website and on a loop in the facility until the end of time.

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    Hackers Delight Sticker Pack

    You get a pack of 5 custom pledge stickers designed by our creative team. Proudly display them on your laptop, your car or any other place you want to show your commitment to security and privacy!

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    • Cosmic Stag Sticker
    • Kickstarter Undercroft Sticker
    • Undercroft Tampa Sticker
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    Official Undercroft T-Shirt

    "Stag Nation Apparel" is the clothing line we've created to showcase the creative talent of our members. All of our clothing is designed in house. Available in both men and woman sizes.

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    Wall of Fame

    Your name will be signed onto a floppy disk, and then transformed into a beautiful piece of art. On display in our facility for everyone to see.

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    "Hacked" Swag Bag

    Apparel, posters, and stickers are big in our industry. Our in-house creative team made these especially for you. Thank you so much!

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    • Hacked Designer Badge
    • Hacked Poster
    • Hacked Shirt Black
    • Hacked Shirt White
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    Founding Member - Retro Swag Bag

    Limited edition apparel, sticker, badge, and poster. Accompanied by a 1 month membership to the Undercroft.

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    • Retro Undercroft T-Shirt
    • Retro Undercroft Sticker (Sequentially numbered to 150)
    • Retro Undercroft Badge (Sequentially numbered to 150)
    • Retro Undercroft Poster (Sequentially numbered to 150)
    • 1 Month Undercroft Membership (Starts 7/1/2019)
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    Sponsor a table

    We will spell out your name, handle or organization with keyboard letters inside one of our custom epoxy resin training tables.

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    Undercroft Benefactor

    Generous contributors will achieve "Benefactor" status and will be featured on our sponsor wall (and our website) for 1 year.

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Funding period

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