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AltCity is a community media/tech/social impact collab space in Beirut. This campaign will fund setup of our social impact startup acceleration space.
AltCity media/tech/social impact collab space
4 Team Members

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) thanks you for helping build a market at the intersection of money and meaning by supporting this outstanding social entrepreneur.

AltCity’s “ALTerLife” Crowdfunding Campaign 2012 …

QUICK RECAP (now that the campaign is over): 

We wanted to raise $25k to set-up an awesome start-up acceleration space, in a crazy country, at a crazy time. We didn't reach the campaign goal, but in many ways it was still a success. The $7,857 we raised will be a big help to our efforts to continue setting up AltCity and the social impact acceleration space. Plus, at the same time, the crowdfunding campaign helped us connect with many other great people, groups, and potential partners. 


Why didn't the campaign reach it's goal? 

We're still asking ourselves that question, and doing an assessment of the effort and how we can improve on this for next time. There are several quick/easy ideas, though, and we're thinking about these now: 

- we were too ambitious, and the goal we set was too high 

- we could have made better perks, at better price ranges 

- we could have picked a platform that actually would have accepted credit card donations from Lebanon (worked from Indiegogo a few months prior to our campaign, but for some reason was blocked during our campaign) 

- we should have done more to build buzz around the campaign (more videos, more interviews, more outreach, etc) 

- we should bring partners on board before the campaign, to help us build buzz 

- other things? ideas? suggestions? if so, please contact us (connect (at) altcity (dot) me) 


Still interested in collaborating with or supporting AltCity?

That would be great! Let's talk ... AltCity is a long-term and growing project, and we're always looking for partners, collaborators, and supporters. Find more info on our website, or contact us to discuss (connect (at) altcity (dot) me). 


Once again, thanks to our top ALTerLife crowdfunding partners and supporters: 

- SHARE Conference Beirut (www.sharebeirut.net

- SOCAP - Social Capital Markets (www.socialcapitalmarkets.net

- Argeo (www.argeo.org

- YouNoodle (www.younoodle.com)

- 961Beer (961beer.com)

- FERN (https://www.facebook.com/FERNorg)



AltCity front mezzanine as it was... home of our future social impact startup space/accelerator:

AltCity Front Mezzanine as it was

AltCity social impact startup space develops ... getting there! 

Our social impact startup space develops...

We're fixing the social impact startup space in AltCity even before our own offices! There is more detailed information below about the budget, our work, this campaign, and how you can be involved.  Plus more info on our website. 

Please check out the Perks on your right... and see what suits you! Every bit helps! 

... and let us just add, you are looking great today. :-) 

Big thanks!

The AltCity Team 
Munir, Dima, Pippa, Samer, Julnar, Bane, Zeina! 

(P.S. Want to donate from Lebanon? Paypal/Indiegogo do not accept payments from Lebanese credit cards. We're working on a quick solution to that, and will post up soon. In the meanwhile, contact us for other ways to donate.)


Stay in touch with us! 

Sign up for AltCity's newsletter on the bottom of our homepage (www.altcity.me). 

Follow us on Twitter @AltCityme or Facebook

Or contact us by email: connect (at) altcity.me 

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AltCity as it WAS when we first took it over: 

AltCity as it was when we first took it over.

AltCity as it IS post-renovation, but still not fully done: 

AltCity Main Event Space - Now and Before Renovations

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Pics of the renovated AltCity courtesy of www.mido-photo.com

Thanks Mido! 



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raised by 57 people in 1 month
31% funded
No time left
$25,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on October 15, 2012
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  • $5USD

    A shout out THANK YOU on AltCity Twitter & Facebook, plus listing on the AltCity website! … and our endless gratitude for being a kind and caring person.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $25USD

    YOUR NAME (or anything under 30 characters) in a cool collage that will be posted by the main entrance to AltCity and on the AltCity website! You will have immortality in the eyes of all who enter! :-) Plus shout-outs on AltCity social media channels & website. >> All supporters $25 and up benefit from this perk, with size/prominence according to the size of contribution.

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $40USD
    AltCity Stickerset!

    Get a set of AltCity stickers for you and your bestest friends! AltCity stickers inspire and delight ... and showcase many of our key values around open source, tech for social change, social entrepreneurship, and more! Worldwide shipping included. (+ImmortAltCity benefits!)

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $75USD
    Socialize Me!

    Get a half-hour custom tutorial, training, or advising support on any (common) social media tool from one of our top social media trainers. We will do some basic background research into your current online status, and can discuss strategy, tools, or ideas for your personal or corporate online presence, or your next online campaign. (+ImmortAltCity benefits!)

    5 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $100USD
    Superstar me!

    Star in an upcoming episode of ALTerLife! Enjoy a cameo appearance of you, a friend, or (almost) anything you want! (non-commercial only; contact us for commercial appearances in ALTerLife). (+ImmortAltCity benefits!)

    12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2012
  • $170USD
    Cowork @AltCity!

    Coworking for a month (this discount only available through the crowdfunding campaign). Valid for year, and can be used in segments. If you're not in Lebanon, you can gift it to a friend, non-profit/for-profit social impact startup, or for a theme of your choice. (+ImmortAltCity benefits!)

    2 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $500USD
    Hire us for a Day!

    In person or virtually, get any member of the AltCity team to do (almost) whatever you want for a day … and you KNOW that the AltCity team works damn hard! Either pick a person (www.altcity.me/team) or pick a task, and we’ll find the best person to do what you need! Writing, social media work, entrepreneurship support, editing, house cleaning, gardening, standup comedy (ahem)... whatever else you want! Transportation within Lebanon included. (+ImmortAltCity benefits!)

    4 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $1,900USD
    Cocktail gathering for 50!

    A special night you won’t forget! Enjoy a great selection of Lebanese beers and wines (and/or non-alcoholic drinks), tasty hors d'oeuvres made from the freshest and finest natural ingredients in Lebanon, plus music by some of Lebanon’s top jazz musicians (or adapted to your music interests). Add $2000 to make this a full delicious buffet dinner! Special thanks to the folks at 961 Beer and FERN! (+ImmortAltCity benefits!)

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
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