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Maven Space

Maven Space is an inclusive, femme-powered coworking space, event venue, and social club in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Project Description

OUR MISSION 

Maven Space is a femme-powered space where entrepreneurs, remote workers, executives, creatives, dreamers, and doers are provided opportunities to make connections and find the resources they need to get their big ideas off the ground. 

We are building a dynamic community where all are welcome who are on board with the mission of advancing women.  We're for those who crave connection in real life but want a safe, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing space where we can develop meaningful connections, develop personally and professionally, and enjoy a damn moment to ourselves. 

To date, Maven Space has donated more than $12,000 in event venue rentals to local nonprofit organizations.

OUR WHY

When women thrive, entire communities benefit.  According to research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, women’s economic participation and ownership of financial assets are linked to faster economic development⁣, reduced poverty rates, and improvements to children’s nutrition, health, and school attendance.

Yet, the spaces where women can gather in a space that was designed with them in mind, are few and far between.  Given Indiana's "report card" for women, we believe this is not only a worthy but an absolutely necessary investment. 

OUR ASK

Our goal for raising funds is to provide our team with more room to breathe as we continue to build a strong community and increase awareness about Maven Space and our mission to uplift women and empower bold thinkers to achieve their goals. 

Funds secured through our crowdfunding campaign will be used for marketing (including signage!), technology upgrades, staffing, updates to the space, and the resources needed to research and explore possible future iterations of Maven Space, including a second location and childcare options. 

With the coworking industry expected to be valued at 24 billion dollars by 2030,  an investment like this will allow all of Central Indiana to thrive. 

OUR FOUNDER

Maven Space was founded by Indy Maven co-founder and CEO Leslie Bailey, who began her career in journalism. As Indy Maven grew (having launched shortly just before COVID in October 2019), Leslie realized that what women need now more than ever is community. When she asked Indy Maven members what they wanted, the answer was always the same: to connect, support, collaborate, and engage with other women. And so the idea for Maven Space was born. 

OUR BIGGEST THANKS

We can't begin to thank our community enough for the support you've shown us in this first year. As a bootstrapped start-up, we can say with 100% certainty that YOU are what allows us to keep our doors open every day. If we've been able to achieve all that we have in the last year with a minuscule budget, just think about what we'll be able to achieve together with an even stronger foundation! 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is Maven Space? Our space is in the Gibson Building in downtown Indianapolis, located at the corner of Michigan and Capitol Avenue. The address is 433 N. Capitol Avenue, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204. 

Does Maven Space provide parking? A paid surface lot is located directly in front of Maven Space, with several spaces reserved for our guests. The Vermont Street bus stop is just a few steps away from our door, and metered parking spots surrounding our building are plentiful. 

Are men and people who identify as male allowed in Maven Space? Yes, however, our mission is to remain a safe, comfortable, and respectful space designed to uplift women so we ask that all guests adhere to our community guidelines. 

Is Maven Space child friendly? Maven Space is currently 18+; however, we are currently exploring limited childcare options and resources for our parents during evening events.

Are members allowed to bring guests to Maven Space? Yes, members receive several guest passes per month and are welcome to bring friends in for their first visit on any business day of the week at no charge. 

What are Maven Space's Hours? Our current business hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am- 5 pm. Member hours are 6 am to 6 pm. Evening programming and networking events often run past 7 pm. 

Can you tell me more about the event space? While the entire space is available to rent on weekends, Maven Space offers a private, fully equipped conference room for meetings and events. It includes seating for up to 120 people, 3 drop-down projector screens that are perfect for presentations, confidence monitors, mics, and more. In addition, we have several other private meeting rooms available as well as event planning services, catering, and a bar. 

06/25/2023
Totes Awesome
$100
Suzanne Krowiak
06/24/2023
Public High Five!
$50
Good Works Indy
06/22/2023
Public High Five!
$50
Nimmer
06/21/2023
Public High Five!
$50
Maria Baer
06/21/2023
Public High Five!
$50
Natalie Rodriguez
06/20/2023
Maven Mastermind
$299
Bette Smith
06/20/2023
Totes Awesome
$100
Laurel Judkins
06/19/2023
Totes Awesome
$100
06/19/2023
Private Wine Tasting for up to 12
$700
Retro Metro
06/17/2023
Public High Five!
$50
Monetary Contribution

I Just Want to Support Women

Give what you can to support the #mavenmission. We are a community of passionate, supportive, hard-working women who lift each other up and get out of bed every day with the intention of making a difference in the lives of Indianapolis women. With your support, you can #jointhemavenmovement. 

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10.00 USD
High Five!

High Five Friend! Thanks for supporting #mymavenspace! 

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50.00 USD
Public High Five!

We will throw you a public high-five on our socials (and we'll happily high-five you in person the next time we see you!) NOTE: Please share your social handle in the message section for us so we can find you to say thanks! 

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100.00 USD
Totes Awesome

Tell the world you're a #Maven and represent with an awesome Maven Space tote! (Plus, it's super handy to have a tote while you're out conquering the world!) 

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25 Supporters
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299.00 USD
Maven Mastermind

Harness the power of the Maven Hive Mind and unlock the solutions to your biggest business challenges. We'll treat you to lunch at the Maven Cafe and a one-hour, one-on-one mastermind session with the Maven who's best equipped to solve your problem! 

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700.00 USD
Private Wine Tasting for up to 12

Enjoy a private wine tasting at Maven Space with sommelier and wine travel expert Bellini Becky for up to 12 of your favorite peeps! Six different wines are included. 

(Must be redeemed by February 29, 2024. Certain blackout dates may apply.) 

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Sponsor a Student Membership

Research shows that more than 40% of businesses globally offer remote work options. This means graduating seniors entering the workforce today will find fewer opportunities in the workplace to make friends, and find peers and mentors. 

You can help a promising local graduate find a community and support network of her own as she navigates her first job out of college. 

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Join the Maven Movement

We've been here for a year, making magic happen and doing allll the things. The only thing we're missing right now is YOU. Have you been waiting for just the right time to take the plunge and get your Maven Works membership? Well, there's never been a better time than now! Become a Maven Works member during our campaign and get not one, not two, but THREE months FREE! 

C'mon Maven... your community awaits... 

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Sponsor a Female Entrepreneur Membership

We have a waitlist of amazing, deserving female entrepreneurs. With one click, you can have an immediate, meaningful and lasting impact on their budding businesses, while supporting our local economy. 

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2,950.00 USD
Sponsor a Nonprofit Team

We have a waitlist chockful of amazing nonprofit organizations, giving it their all, everyday. You can have an immediate impact on a local nonprofit by giving them the office space they deserve, with ample room for all of their team members to meet, be productive, and change the world. 

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5,000.00 USD
Mavens Make Merry!

Maven Space's own Maven of Merriment, Karen Kennedy, will create a shindig for you and up to 50 of your closest friends! Includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres and event space. (Certain blackout dates may apply.) 

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Monetary Contribution

I Just Want to Support Women

Give what you can to support the #mavenmission. We are a community of passionate, supportive, hard-working women who lift each other up and get out of bed every day with the intention of making a difference in the lives of Indianapolis women. With your support, you can #jointhemavenmovement. 

9 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
High Five!

High Five Friend! Thanks for supporting #mymavenspace! 

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Public High Five!

We will throw you a public high-five on our socials (and we'll happily high-five you in person the next time we see you!) NOTE: Please share your social handle in the message section for us so we can find you to say thanks! 

25 Left
25 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Totes Awesome

Tell the world you're a #Maven and represent with an awesome Maven Space tote! (Plus, it's super handy to have a tote while you're out conquering the world!) 

15 Left
25 Supporters
Select this reward
299.00 USD
Maven Mastermind

Harness the power of the Maven Hive Mind and unlock the solutions to your biggest business challenges. We'll treat you to lunch at the Maven Cafe and a one-hour, one-on-one mastermind session with the Maven who's best equipped to solve your problem! 

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
700.00 USD
Private Wine Tasting for up to 12

Enjoy a private wine tasting at Maven Space with sommelier and wine travel expert Bellini Becky for up to 12 of your favorite peeps! Six different wines are included. 

(Must be redeemed by February 29, 2024. Certain blackout dates may apply.) 

6 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,755.00 USD
Sponsor a Student Membership

Research shows that more than 40% of businesses globally offer remote work options. This means graduating seniors entering the workforce today will find fewer opportunities in the workplace to make friends, and find peers and mentors. 

You can help a promising local graduate find a community and support network of her own as she navigates her first job out of college. 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,755.00 USD
Join the Maven Movement

We've been here for a year, making magic happen and doing allll the things. The only thing we're missing right now is YOU. Have you been waiting for just the right time to take the plunge and get your Maven Works membership? Well, there's never been a better time than now! Become a Maven Works member during our campaign and get not one, not two, but THREE months FREE! 

C'mon Maven... your community awaits... 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,950.00 USD
Sponsor a Female Entrepreneur Membership

We have a waitlist of amazing, deserving female entrepreneurs. With one click, you can have an immediate, meaningful and lasting impact on their budding businesses, while supporting our local economy. 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,950.00 USD
Sponsor a Nonprofit Team

We have a waitlist chockful of amazing nonprofit organizations, giving it their all, everyday. You can have an immediate impact on a local nonprofit by giving them the office space they deserve, with ample room for all of their team members to meet, be productive, and change the world. 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Mavens Make Merry!

Maven Space's own Maven of Merriment, Karen Kennedy, will create a shindig for you and up to 50 of your closest friends! Includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres and event space. (Certain blackout dates may apply.) 

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward