Alpha One Labs Grand Opening Party and Membership Drive

We're busy getting setup and we want to celebrate by having a huge party and membership drive so everyone can see your awesome new makerspace.
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Sean Auriti
Community
Brooklyn
United States
1 Team Member

Let's celebrate with a grand opening party on May 18th!

Thank you all for your support for our previous fundraiser.  It was a great success!  The move went well and we've been busy getting setup for the grand opening.  Alpha One Labs has had almost four years of providing the community with maker space in Brooklyn.  Our new location promises to bring many more awesome years to the maker community.  A quick run-down of the previous campaign:

  • After Fees of 9% to Indiegogo and 3% to the processing cards we're expecting a disbursement on April the 25th of $3,977.    

  • After taking out the perks: $1,300 printers + $250 shirts + $300 cards & stickers, we will have $2,127 that will be going to cover our rent and security.  

 

We need at least 3 months of expenses in the bank:

  • In order to keep Alpha One Labs going successfully, we’ll need to tuck away 3 months of expenses in the bank.  

    • Rent $1500 x 3 = $4500

    • Coned: $300 x 3 = $900

    • Internet: $100 x 3 = $300

 

Your contribution will allow us to thrive without the need of additional funding.  We’ve got a bunch of awesome rewards to choose from including dedicated desk space, a laser cutting class, a build your own 3D printer class, and best of all, admission to the Party!

In addition to the 3 months of expenses, funding will go towards making the party awesome and a professional new sign for the storefront (estimated $5,000).  

 

We’re also doing a membership drive to get the place active with makers. We’re setting an ambitious goal of 40 additional members in this membership drive.  We’re going to set up a wall of members and all new members will get their name engraved on a placard and be part of our new membership base.

 

The Impact

Makerspaces are critical in our technological world for advancing all types of innovation and technology.  They are an excellent way to connect to the maker community and educatie the public on a wide range of topics.  Let’s keep up with the success from our previous fundraiser with this one as well.  You’re always welcome to come to our open Tuesday meetings from 7-10pm and Sundays from 2-3pm.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Get the word out and make some noise about the campaign!

  • Use the Indiegogo share tools so your impact makes a difference!

 

See you all on May 18th, doors open at 7pm!

 

The menu has been created:

 

To Start:

 
3 dips with smoked paprika dusted tortilla chips and cumin dusted tortilla chips:
  • rough guacamole - garlic, avocado, chilli, cilantro, tomatoes, onion, lime
  • black bean mash - black beans, onion, lime, jalapeno, cilantro, onion
  • habanero salsa - cilantro, onion, habanero, tomatoes, lime, olive oil
 
Salad:
  • Persian chickpea salad - a delicious salad of chickpeas, vine-ripened tomatoes, mixed leaves, shaved carrot, pomegranate, onion, cilantro, dill, and parsley. With feta and a pomegranate dressing. 
 
Mains:
  • adobo chicken with bacon and bay - a wonderful Filipino dish of chicken cooked slowly with  bacon, bay leaves, garlic, shallots, vinegar, chicken broth, fish sauce, shiro shoyu and a little cayenne.
  • charred cauliflower with cumin, chilli and almonds - a gorgeous vegetarian dish of cauliflower stir fried until the flavours deepen and become complex, and served with stir fried green beans, roasted potato and sweet potato, garlic, cumin, red chilli and topped with flaked almonds and parsley. 
  • slow cooked pork with pears - a delicious dish of pork rubbed with fennel, coriander, and brown sugar, and then slowly cooked until meltingly tender with pears, chicken stock, garlic and white wine. 
Sides:
  • dirty rice - rice and lentils cooked in butter with plenty of black pepper and caramalised onions. 
  • pasta with zucchini - small pasta pieces tossed with a sauce of butter, slow cooked zucchini, lemon zest, garlic and finished with parmesan cheese. 

 

 

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Select a Perk
  • $19USD
    ADMISSION FOR ONE

    Gets you in the door and helps support the cause. You'll receive an original post card designed by one of our members and an Alpha One Labs sticker with our logo. Pick up everything at the door. Also included, is 1 complementary drink and food ticket.

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  • $33USD
    ADMISSION FOR TWO

    All of the above x 2

    4 claimed
  • $49USD
    T-SHIRT + ADMISSION X 1 + MORE

    An Alpha One Labs t-shirt. Plus everything above in the single admission , (original artwork postcard, and an Alpha One Labs sticker.) + 5 food and drink tickets. Pick up everything at the door.

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  • $60USD
    BECOME A MEMBER

    Support our membership drive by simply becoming a member. This is for 1 month. You'll be required to signup a recurring subscription with paypal and drop off an application to complete the membership process. Also includes 1 admission to the party and + 1 food and drink ticket.

    4 out of 40 claimed
  • $79USD
    LASER CUTTING + ABOVE*

    You'll attend a group class on laser cutting and bring home an awesome laser cut object. (Alpha One Labs T-shirt., original artwork postcard, and an Alpha One Labs sticker.) + 1 Admission + 1 food & drink ticket. Pickup everything at door. (does not include membership)

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  • $89USD
    2 ADMISSIONS, SHIRTS + MORE

    2 Alpha One Labs t-shirts. 2 admissions (2 original artwork postcards, 2 Alpha One Labs stickers.) + 10 food and drink tickets. Pick up everything at the door.

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  • $199USD
    DEDICATED DESK + ADMISSION

    Secure your own dedicated desk for 1 month. ($199 regular price) Also get An Alpha One Labs t-shirt. Plus everything above in the single admission , (original artwork postcard, and an Alpha One Labs sticker.) + 5 food and drink tickets.Pick up everything at the door.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $799USD
    ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP + ABOVE

    Full access to Alpha One Labs makerspace's new location, tools, discounts on classes. Plus everything above (Engraving, an Alpha One Labs T-shirt, original artwork postcard 1 admission , and an Alpha One Labs sticker. ) + 5 food and drink tickets. Pick up everything at the door.

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  • $999USD
    BUILD A 3D PRINTER + MORE

    Build a Prusa i3 3D printer at our location and take it home when you are done or we'll ship you the kit do do yourself! Plus everything above (an Alpha One Labs T-shirt, a cool laser cut object,, and an Alpha One Labs sticker. + 1 admission + 1 drink and food ticket) +$5 outside US Pick up everything at the door (printer will be available during the class).

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  • $1,699USD
    PRINTER + MEMBERSHIP + ADMIT 2

    Build a Prusa i3 3D printer at our location and take it home when you are done. Plus everything above (1 year of membership that includes: Full access to Alpha One Labs makerspace's new location, tools, discounts on classes., an Alpha One Labs T-shirt, original artwork postcard, and an Alpha One Labs sticker. + 2 admissions + 10 drink and food tickets) Pick up everything at the door (printer will be available during the class).

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