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SAYge Link

SAYge Link is a global network that unlocks wisdom from our past experiences to help women's future.

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Project Description

 

SAYge Link is creating a revolutionary support network for women, where the past moves us forward!

  • Sayge Link connects women with shared experiences to learn from and support each other easily.
  • Our platform allows the valuable wisdom in our stories to be unlocked by sharing them with those most in need of hearing them.
  • We enable women to have access to timely insight on important topics through private, matched conversations. 

OUR MISSION is to provide a safe space and authentic support network for women that breaks down stigma, spreads social capital and sparks forward progress!

 

Be part of bringing our platform to market!

We launched our beta platform in 2020 and have begun building an incredible community of women spanning 7 countries. Listening and learning from each of them over this last year, we now are ready to create our market-ready platform. We are crowdfunding to help get it off the ground!   If you contribute to this campaign (at any level), in addition to the unique reward offerings, you will be counted among our early founding evangelists - permanently recognized for your belief in our VISION.  

To help our Afhgan sisters through the current crisis they are facing, we are donating a portion of our proceeds going forward to Women For Women International's Afghanistan Program.   Fund our campaign at any contribution level and we will send 10% as a donation to their program as well.

Contribute by selecting the Rewards tab or Fund It button above!

 

 

Learn more about SAYge Link

Here’s the PROBLEM

You have an issue your facing (infertility, career change, discrimination at work, divorce) and you would love support with it BUT:

  1. You don’t feel comfortable sharing it with friends/family, or they lack understanding because they haven’t been through it.  
  2. Online options are exposing and often don’t lead to real conversations. 
  3. In person groups that are a fit for your precise issue are hard to find and get to with our busy schedules.

Staggering stats:

Loneliness is on the rise and has been deemed a crisis, even though technology has allowed us to be ever-connected.  A recent study showed that 92% of social media users felt they didn't have anyone to talk to when they needed it!  A distressing 89% of women interviewed didn’t have someone to identify with when going through a life issue. Where's the disconnect? Clearly current support options are majorly lacking, but how? We asked hundreds of women and found three clear reasons: Lack of privacy, convenience and valuable connection.

Here’s the SOLUTION

We are changing the narrative by creating a world where 100% of women feel they have someone to identify with, talk to and be truly connected!  

Peer support has been proven to boost mental well-being and reduce isolation and loneliness.  It also lends to reduced stigma and the spread of social capital!  We want to offer women around the globe access to this support wherever they are, whenever they need it.

With the devastation from COVID impacting women disproportionately, and facing a potential resurgence, it is more critical than ever that we can offer women this valuable support.

Here's the HOW

Our digital platform enables women to find that perfect person to talk to, by facilitating a matched one:one or group conversation on focused topic areas. Our connection topics are as fluid as our life stages or world circumstances.

 

Here's the WHO

Founder's story - an unlikely journey from problem to platform. 

I enrolled in Columbia's Master of Health Administration program to pursue being a hospital executive.  However life took a pivot on day one of Entrepreneurship, when professor Asha Saxena asked the class to "Raise your hand if you've ever had a business idea." I did have an idea that I was passionate about, so I decided to raise my hand that day and share it. It stemmed from this personal story:

 

My professor loved the idea as it really resonated with her. The idea turned into a class project, a business plan was developed and three classmates (plus our professor) set out to bring it to fruition.  So began the journey of bringing SAYge Link from problem to platform!

 

Here's the WHY (are we crowdfunding)?

  1. Only 2.4% of venture capital goes to women founders Remarkably the needle has not moved on this, despite the stats showing that funded female-led start-ups return TWICE as much per dollar invested.
  2. Crowdfunding platforms enable a community that believes in our mission to support us in whatever ways they can!
  3. We need capital to begin building out the features needed in our platform to bring SAYge Link to market: Better security and privacy, more flexible connection options, filtering capability for more targeted matches, professional support offerings, private network creation for organized groups!

We need your help!  You can make all the difference in SAYge Link's path.

Every dollar will help us get there faster! 

Here’s how to HELP!

1. Contribute to our campaign (check out our great rewards!)

2. Share this campaign page with your friends and family - spreading the word helps so much!

3. Join our community at www.saygelink.com

 

Be a part of a world you hope to create. Imagine a world where we are never alone, where there is always someone at your fingertips to talk to that understands you - because they have been there too, and has that incredible insight to offer from their story.

 

Contribute to a female-forward social mission AND get rewarded!

Check out the unique contribution reward opportunities by browsing "Rewards".

 


 

The Campaign FAQs

HOW is SAYge going to provide move valuable support?

  1. Privacy:  Only women you are matched with can see you.  We offer anonymity options to those feeling vulnerable seeking insight.  Assurance in knowing that you're connecting with women that have been through it too.  Private conversations set up through the platform, no personal contact information.

  2. Convenience:  Streamlined connections on topics most valuable to you - when you need it, wherever you are.  Flexible DM, phone or video chat.  One:One or group discussions.  Chats are set up through the platform, based on mutual availability.

  3. Valuable: Real conversations on issues most top of mind.  Unlocked wisdom from otherwise untold stories.  Harnessed insight from women's past experiences provide hope, inspiration and empowerment.  SAYge is a safe space to come as you are: your beautiful, authentic self.


 

 

 

Lanie
10/13/2021
Virtual Journey Mapping Workshop
$100
L
10/02/2021
Monetary Contribution
$20
10/02/2021
Monetary Contribution
$30
Fazie Baksh
10/01/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Kaitlin Paege
09/25/2021
Personal Video and Social Thank You!
$25
Victor Zhong
09/14/2021
Wine & Networking (incl. 2 bottles wine)
$300
Carmen Leung
09/14/2021
Virtual Journey Mapping Workshop
$100
09/13/2021
Virtual Journey Mapping Workshop
$100
Frank toscano
09/11/2021
Virtual Journey Mapping Workshop
$100
Vi Nedd-Jackman
09/07/2021
Monetary Contribution
$10
Monetary Contribution

Contribute ANY amount because you support our mission to provide women around the world an authentic space for better support! 

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11 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Personal Video and Social Thank You!

Keep this personal video thank you from the founder, to remember what an incredibly important role you played in SAYge LInk's development!  

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3 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Video Production Workshop!

Learn how to make your own personal or professional video productions through this workshop led by founder Linda Nedell!  If you have a mac personal or laptop computer or iPad, you have the ability to create very high quality video productions through iMovie.  This workshop will teach you how and we will also provide ongoing support as you create your first one!

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

- Create your own personal or professional production, with text, voice over and music!

- Know how to upload the file to create a shareable link via youtube or vimeo.

- Learn tips and tricks to making the highest quality personal or professional production.

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50.00 USD
SAYge ALLY

Early access to SAYge Premium and have it free for your first year!  

- SAYge Premium service for 1 year.  Premium will offer enhanced filtering, first sign up for chats with industry experts, private event connection network hosting, complimentary registration to all workshops and events and MORE.

 

 

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100.00 USD
Virtual Journey Mapping Workshop

Contribute to this reward and receive a journey-mapping workshop kindly donated by SAYge partner OwnTrail.  OwnTrail is a female-founded platform where women visualize and navigate their life paths!  This reward includes a virtual 1hr workshop where women will walk away with:

- A deeper understanding of what skills and internal resources they carry with them.

- Support and solidarity from other women in the workshop.

- A strong personal narrative and renewed vision for how they will move forward towards their aspirations.

- A digital Trail that they can keep expanding.

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9 Supporters
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125.00 USD
SAYge Swag plus Premium

SAYge Premium FOREVER (or gift it) plus high quality SAYge Swag!  

- A high quality, earth friendly SAYge Link tote bag

- SAYge Premium upgraded service for LIFE!  Premium will offer enhanced filtering, first sign up for chats with industry experts, complimentary registration to all workshops and events and MORE.

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1 Supporter
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250.00 USD
Host your own Event Connection Network!

Choose this reward and we will provide you lifetime admin access to your own Private Event Connection Network on SAYge, where your community can connect with each other and set up chats based on mutual convenience - easily!  Your participants will also have free and open access to our empowering support platform as well.

These networks provide the ability to offer your small, medium or large communities the opportunity to continue the conversation after an event, and connect with each other in a more valuable way!   Here's a 1min video of how it works:  https://youtu.be/xnlVns-DgEM

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300.00 USD
Wine & Networking (incl. 2 bottles wine)

Support us and another incredible female-founded company.  Scout & Cellar Wine is "on a mission to disrupt the wine industry so we can do better for you and better for our planet." This reward includes:

- 2 bottles of select Scout & Cellar Wine, delivered to your door

- A 1.5hr networking event with the founding team and some amazing members of our network

- An evening meeting new people and sipping great wine, from the comfort of your home!

 

 

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2 Supporters
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500.00 USD
SAYge BENEFACTOR!

Select this reward and be named within our platform in the SAYge Benefactor's Circle.  Also receive SAYge Swag and Premium for life rewards.  This reward includes:

- SAYge swag reward 

- SAYge Link Premium subscription for life (for you or gift it)

- Placement within the site as an Early SAYge Benefactor

- Optional quote with your name placement,  speaking to why you are in support of our mission

THIS REWARD WILL ALONE PAY FOR ONE NEW FEATURE ON OUR NEW PRODUCT - we will dedicate it to you and let you know once it's built!

 

 

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2,000.00 USD
Early SPONSOR spot (SAYge Advocate)

Is your business or group a supporter of women? If you are a group, organization or business that would like to have early access to a limited number of sponsor spots on our website this reward is for you!  This is a unique opportunity to secure limited sponsor real estate as head into growth.   (Details in our SPONSOR DECK).

This reward includes:

- Featured HOME PAGE placement of your organization's logo with custom link for 1 year

- Social Media and newsletter features quarterly, with a blurb about your organization, for 1 year.

- Mention at our live events for 1 year.

- Premium lifetime SAYge membership (for you or gift it)

- SAYge Swag 

 

* This reward is contingent upon review and assurance that your group or organization's mission and values are in line with ours at SAYge Link

 

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5,000.00 USD
Early SPONSOR Spot (SAYge Backer), plus!

This is our highest early sponsorship offering.  A unique opportunity to secure limited sponsor real estate for 3 years as we head into growth, be involved in our community growth meetings and receive a complimentary SAYge Private Network build for your organization.  (more details in our SPONSOR DECK)

This reward includes:

- Social Media Recognition, 8 posts

- Logo featured as a sponsor on our main site with link for 3 years

- Appearance as a sponsor in our newsletter quarterly, with blurb and link, for 3 years

- Mentioned as a sponsor at our live events and future podcasts for 3 years

- SAYge Private Network, tailored for your community

- Invitation to our virtual wine tasting networking event, with premiere announcement as a SAYge Sponsor and opportunity to speak 

- Invitation to join our Community Growth Strategy meetings

- SAYge Premium for LIFE reward (for you or gift it)

- SAYge Swag reward for you and a friend

 

* This reward is contingent upon review and assurance that your group or organization's mission and values are in line with ours at SAYge Link

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Contribute ANY amount because you support our mission to provide women around the world an authentic space for better support! 

189 Left
11 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Personal Video and Social Thank You!

Keep this personal video thank you from the founder, to remember what an incredibly important role you played in SAYge LInk's development!  

47 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Video Production Workshop!

Learn how to make your own personal or professional video productions through this workshop led by founder Linda Nedell!  If you have a mac personal or laptop computer or iPad, you have the ability to create very high quality video productions through iMovie.  This workshop will teach you how and we will also provide ongoing support as you create your first one!

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

- Create your own personal or professional production, with text, voice over and music!

- Know how to upload the file to create a shareable link via youtube or vimeo.

- Learn tips and tricks to making the highest quality personal or professional production.

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
SAYge ALLY

Early access to SAYge Premium and have it free for your first year!  

- SAYge Premium service for 1 year.  Premium will offer enhanced filtering, first sign up for chats with industry experts, private event connection network hosting, complimentary registration to all workshops and events and MORE.

 

 

198 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Virtual Journey Mapping Workshop

Contribute to this reward and receive a journey-mapping workshop kindly donated by SAYge partner OwnTrail.  OwnTrail is a female-founded platform where women visualize and navigate their life paths!  This reward includes a virtual 1hr workshop where women will walk away with:

- A deeper understanding of what skills and internal resources they carry with them.

- Support and solidarity from other women in the workshop.

- A strong personal narrative and renewed vision for how they will move forward towards their aspirations.

- A digital Trail that they can keep expanding.

41 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
SAYge Swag plus Premium

SAYge Premium FOREVER (or gift it) plus high quality SAYge Swag!  

- A high quality, earth friendly SAYge Link tote bag

- SAYge Premium upgraded service for LIFE!  Premium will offer enhanced filtering, first sign up for chats with industry experts, complimentary registration to all workshops and events and MORE.

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Host your own Event Connection Network!

Choose this reward and we will provide you lifetime admin access to your own Private Event Connection Network on SAYge, where your community can connect with each other and set up chats based on mutual convenience - easily!  Your participants will also have free and open access to our empowering support platform as well.

These networks provide the ability to offer your small, medium or large communities the opportunity to continue the conversation after an event, and connect with each other in a more valuable way!   Here's a 1min video of how it works:  https://youtu.be/xnlVns-DgEM

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Wine & Networking (incl. 2 bottles wine)

Support us and another incredible female-founded company.  Scout & Cellar Wine is "on a mission to disrupt the wine industry so we can do better for you and better for our planet." This reward includes:

- 2 bottles of select Scout & Cellar Wine, delivered to your door

- A 1.5hr networking event with the founding team and some amazing members of our network

- An evening meeting new people and sipping great wine, from the comfort of your home!

 

 

13 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
SAYge BENEFACTOR!

Select this reward and be named within our platform in the SAYge Benefactor's Circle.  Also receive SAYge Swag and Premium for life rewards.  This reward includes:

- SAYge swag reward 

- SAYge Link Premium subscription for life (for you or gift it)

- Placement within the site as an Early SAYge Benefactor

- Optional quote with your name placement,  speaking to why you are in support of our mission

THIS REWARD WILL ALONE PAY FOR ONE NEW FEATURE ON OUR NEW PRODUCT - we will dedicate it to you and let you know once it's built!

 

 

29 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
Early SPONSOR spot (SAYge Advocate)

Is your business or group a supporter of women? If you are a group, organization or business that would like to have early access to a limited number of sponsor spots on our website this reward is for you!  This is a unique opportunity to secure limited sponsor real estate as head into growth.   (Details in our SPONSOR DECK).

This reward includes:

- Featured HOME PAGE placement of your organization's logo with custom link for 1 year

- Social Media and newsletter features quarterly, with a blurb about your organization, for 1 year.

- Mention at our live events for 1 year.

- Premium lifetime SAYge membership (for you or gift it)

- SAYge Swag 

 

* This reward is contingent upon review and assurance that your group or organization's mission and values are in line with ours at SAYge Link

 

8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Early SPONSOR Spot (SAYge Backer), plus!

This is our highest early sponsorship offering.  A unique opportunity to secure limited sponsor real estate for 3 years as we head into growth, be involved in our community growth meetings and receive a complimentary SAYge Private Network build for your organization.  (more details in our SPONSOR DECK)

This reward includes:

- Social Media Recognition, 8 posts

- Logo featured as a sponsor on our main site with link for 3 years

- Appearance as a sponsor in our newsletter quarterly, with blurb and link, for 3 years

- Mentioned as a sponsor at our live events and future podcasts for 3 years

- SAYge Private Network, tailored for your community

- Invitation to our virtual wine tasting networking event, with premiere announcement as a SAYge Sponsor and opportunity to speak 

- Invitation to join our Community Growth Strategy meetings

- SAYge Premium for LIFE reward (for you or gift it)

- SAYge Swag reward for you and a friend

 

* This reward is contingent upon review and assurance that your group or organization's mission and values are in line with ours at SAYge Link

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