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Alpha Virtual access to NYukCo’s Programs

During Alpha 2 and 3 we’re reworking the “How to Start a Fashion Business” Seminar and workbooks, integrating & testing  Traditional, Cottage and Lean Tech startup models, to create a modern  cohesive plan. I’ve been asked about virtual “membership”  access to NYukco’s program… We will not be opening  formal “membership” till Spring  2016 after we have reviewed our Alpha stage and created  official “Startup”  business concept.  However  our current  alpha members benefit and are  vested in  creating a program that works.  They understand that Alpha is filled with Bumps and curves.  So we’re opening a Virtual Alpha membership…

WERE ADDING NEW MODULES – PLEASE USE CONTACT FORM AT BOTTOM OF PAGE BEFORE DONATING – DONATIONS are non-refundable.Those who make donations before our March 15th  schedule w
Donations made  before our March 15th schedule change will be honored…  

GENERAL  VIRTUAL ALPHA  ACCESS – Global

Our Alpha ran April 12th to June 12th 2015. we're currently in what we call Alpha 1 - Building out program components, descriptions courses , course outline and material.

Our Alpha ran April 12th to June 12th 2015. we’re currently in what we call Alpha 1 – Building out program components, descriptions courses , course outline and material.

This is suited to those interested in turning their hobbies in to a formal business.

$120.00 contribution
Membership to our resource media community on GPlus
Posting access to  http://Shopfacebook.NYukCo.com
Our NYukco member newsletter (starting  August 1st)
Downloadable Patterns and/or garment fashion instruction  FOR COMMERCIAL USE
On demand access to taped video recording of future workshops
General membership at NYukco.com (and new site)
March 2016- December 2016 This an Alpha program and is subject to adaptation during Alpha period


VIP VIRTUAL ALPHA ACCESS – GLOBAL 
build as you growBest  for existing businesses or master artist designers and crafters willing to challenge and change how they approach business.

$300.00 Contribution 
“Membership” to our resource media community on GPlus
Posting access to  http://Shopfacebook.NYukCo.com
Our NYukco member newsletter (starting  August 1st)
Downloadable Patterns and/or garment fashion instruction  FOR COMMERCIAL USE
On demand access to taped video recording of future workshops)
General membership at NYukco.com (and new site)
Plus
One off VIP Alpha Membership  rate for our offline Popups and workshops
One off VIP Alpha Membership  rate for one on one video conferencing
Live industry discussion and seminar video where accessible October 2015 – January 2016   is is an Alpha program and is subject to adaptation during Alpha period
General or Dedicated representation , Physical inclusion in our NY space of garments on a per item or rack basis once quality criteria s met …

March  2016- JDecember 2016. This an Alpha program and is subject to adaptation during Alpha period


LEADERSHIP  Virtual Alpha ACCESS – Global 

roadmapSuited for master in their field who seek to challenge current mode as and models

$1200 Contribution (10 Member team)
Is Suited to someone desiring of running a
VIP Virtual Alpha Membership – Global
Membership to our resource media community on GPlus
Posting access to  http://Shopfacebook.NYukCo.com
Our NYukco member newsletter (starting  August 1st)
Downloadable Patterns and/or garment fashion instruction  FOR COMMERCIAL USE
On demand access to taped video recording of future workshops)
General membership at NYukco.com (and new site)
One off VIP Alpha Membership  rate for our offline Popups and workshops
One off VIP Alpha Membership  rate for one on one video conferencing
Live industry discussion and seminar video where accessible
General or Dedicated representation , Physical inclusion in our NY space of garments on a per item or rack basis, once quality criteria s met …

Plus
Leadership training in running a Local creative tech incubator space
Fashion, – Creative
Fashion Technical
Fashion Technology
Fashion  #SocialCommerce
Fashion Content strategy

Business – hand on’s access to our program and strategy…
Weekly one on one session
Customization and design sessions based on locale or niche needs…
Private Leadership GPlus Group ,
General or Dedicated representation , Physical inclusion in our NY space of garments on a per item or rack basis once quality criteria s met …

March 2016- December 2016 This an Alpha program and is subject to adaptation during Alpha period. Participation subject to approval. Contributions are non refundable please contact us before paying  if unsure.


 

 


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How to Build an Non Equity Organic Funding Campaign

This is NYukCo’s, How to “DIY ” (Do it  Yourself) Crowdfunding guide to  creating an Organic Non Equity  Funding Campaign that helps foster local economic development.  NyukCo started as a lean  startup  project and we have chosen to  openly  document the process. As a lean STratup we not only bootstrapped but expected to  build  our program  and its components directly from feedback as we grew.  NYukCo’s core plan had a budget based on  collective paid membership. We soon realized that  this form of   revenue would be challenge because the group we wished to serve, were not only  underserved but also economically challenged.  In order to achieve economic inpact  we reasoned that  funding methods needed to be organic and executable by  anyone willing to apply these strategies. We took the same approach to funding as we have done with every challenge we undertook. We identify the  issues and plug the holes.

CONTRIBUTE Via THE PreTail CAMPAIGN 

VISIT THE SUPPORT PAGE

USE THIS BUTTON TO MAKE A DONATION



We made a conscious decision to explore Unofficial Traditional & Cultural Support, Funding and Financing within the local sector   but decided to test  PreTail, PreSale Model. During Alpha we opted for sweat equity.  All items in the below images were MADE IN NY; We’re authentically made in  Brooklyn, Made in Harlem by local creatives.  Members and Participants contributed time and expertise and have teh ability to  make product. Presale was a nautural option,

Trendwatching defines PRETAIL or PRESALE as

 “A mode of consumption that sees consumers treat crowdfunding platforms as the new shopping malls. Why? Because that’s where current consumer demand for the most innovative, exciting and unique products and being served better than anywhere else, by an army of entrepreneurs and start-ups.”

all items made in  new york by  Nyukco  participants brooklyn, new jersey harlem
We realized that we would need to address a wider group of issues if we were to effectively create a solution. One of those issues was  not only  funding the project but  helping our members figure out their funding and financing in a realistic manner…

As project  lead I opted to undertake teh first trial.

I looked into  Social crowdfunding  networks and found that  few actually did any of the heavy lifting. That in fact I would be essentially taking my  netwrk to their platforms.  iIt dawned on me that what we needed was a network  with supporters dedicated to supporting our particular niche, or a network that  did the heavy lifting. The available options were not acceptable at this point.

How to Create an Organic Funding Campaign  “DIY ”
(Do it  Yourself) Crowdfunding Campaign

  • Decide on type – I opted for a pre-tail offer for the first run and decided to creat  a wishlist  for resource contributions
  • Figure our what is needed… and what you will offer 
  • Create a landing Page –  a landing  page should outline  the details what why  and how  of  your project.  I also decided to add separate background info on crowdfunding
  • Show proof of sweat equity input /added these (video and A gallery) to the Landing Page
  • Make it easy to donate- PayPal or Amazon (see above)
  • Kraft Your Pitch
  • Tap into your networks Friends & Family,  Email  list , Social networks Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn  – that will take a while and hence the long run
  • Ask them to tap into their Network
  • Add updates stories incentive and share, share, share
  • Track  progress send out reports and thank you’s
  • Lather rinse repeat

The tough part is creating the campaigns.  I opted for hosting on this site and a gradual process that would reach out to my network , directly. Timing was also  a challenge. Teh need was immediate so I  set the first campaign to run through to the  end of July.  Since it would give me time to re-introduce myself and the project and it took several days to pull together! My estimation is that  deploying it by  direct  contact will take about a week!

Next up “The Ask”

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