Crowdfunding Campaigns You Need to Know About Now

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    If you know someone with asthma, enjoy beach drinks and baseball or want to champion women and inspire young girls, then the local crowdfunding campaigns happening this month might be of interest to you. Read on to learn more about these exciting and inspiring campaigns creating a buzz around town.

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    Photo courtesy of RISE Collaborative Workspace

    RISE Collaborative Workspace
    The Idea: The core mission of RISE Collaborative Workspace is to “provide a professional workspace for women of all ages to come together to build community, connections, and confidence.” In addition, RISE partners with Girls Dreaming Big to offer tutoring, mentoring and life coaching services for high school girls in the St. Louis area.

    “Only a week into our 30-day crowdfunding campaign, RISE Collaborative Workspace is off to an amazing start. With 51 contributors we have already raised just under $10,000, which is 40% of our $25,000 goal,” says founder, Stacy Taubman.

    The first of its kind in St. Louis, RISE creates opportunities in a unique environment for women to come together to work, connect and mentor. The coworking space allows women to conduct business in a professional setting. And the high school girls who participate in the programs find a home away from home where, while working on their homework, they build relationships with mentors and get a glimpse into the amazing possibilities of their future.

    The Campaign Goal: $25,000

    The Deadline: All funds raised by Nov 21, 2015 will be donated to the campaign.

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    Photo courtesy of Wing

    Wing by Sparo Labs
    The Idea: For diabetes, there’s the glucose monitor. For asthma, there’s Wing. A pocket-sized sensor and powerful companion app, Wing helps asthma sufferers proactively manage their asthma by tracking lung function and data over time. Information like medication and environmental triggers can then be shared with physicians to create a better treatment plan.

    Wing’s goal is to “empower individuals with asthma and other respiratory conditions to better understand and proactively manage their condition.” Throughout the process of creating Wing, Sparo Labs has gathered information in a grassroots effort from people who suffer with asthma and other respiratory conditions. This campaign provides an opportunity for people with asthma to contribute to Wing’s development and be the first to have access to Wing as soon as it is available.

    The Campaign Goal: $50,000

    The Deadline: All funds raised by Nov 21, 2015 will be donated to the campaign.

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    Photo courtesy of St. Louau

    Saint LOUau
    The Idea: When St. Louis natives are asked where they want to go on vacation, the most popular answer is the beach. 96.3’s morning show host Curt Copeland and his girlfriend Dana Kay Goddard are giving the people what they want—a St. Louis-themed Tiki Bar “Where Summer Never Ends.” It’s a place for locals and tourists alike to kick back, enjoy themselves and celebrate all of their favorite things about St. Louis—like the Cardinals, toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake—with an island twist.

    Currently in design and development with help from folks like Space STL, Redline Productions and STL Style House, the hope is to open the world’s first baseball-themed Tiki bar just in time for the opening of the season in April. Their Kickstarter campaign will help fund the securing of a lease at their dream location (TBA), design and renovations, licensing and permits, initial inventory and various opening costs.

    The Campaign Goal: $50,000

    The Deadline: This project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 9:00 PM CST.