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We are SEEKING your help.

  • $2,291.95 Raised
    of $200,000.00
 

As a small business, it isn’t a matter of if, it is a matter of when, when will we need to seek funding in order to continue to grow.

Unfortunately, there is a HUGE disparity for women minority-owned businesses to raise quick large sums of capital that it needs for growth, in order to survive.

This is why minority-owned businesses tend to grow at much slower rates. That’s even if they manage to secure funding on their own. Most of the time a large corporation will come in and buy them out or will sell a large share of their hard-earned business only to lose control of how it’s run. This is where we are making a stand and will fight to not be, just another statistic. 

A study in 2016 found that only 5% of venture Capitol went to female founders. Instead of progressing forward the 2021 study found that female founders secured only 2% of venture capital.

The efforts to diversify the male-dominated industry is STRUGGLING. When a female founder teams up with a male founder their chance at venture Capitol increases by 15%. Why must women sacrifice their company solely to help secure funding?

And not to mention that male-led ventures raised 10x more than female-led ventures. In the US, for every $1 men raise in early-stage venture capital, women raise an average of $0.38. We are facing historical levels of inaccessibility. The sad truth is that women are likely to be underestimated and dismissed by those who write the majority of the checks. These trends are horrendous across the board, and for women of color even more so.

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Nevertheless, we will continue to push forward, and create the space and change, that we want to see in the world.

We can go on and on about the levels of inaccessibility, and we understand that these are the obstacles that stand before us.

And you all are the reason we keep pushing forward!

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  • $2,291.95 Raised
    of $200,000.00
 

Here is where we need your help:

Last year we grew a 350% growth and the year prior 150% growth. We are projected to continue that growth if we can help secure funding because as of now, we have severely outgrown our operations, as you may have seen. (Selling out early, canceling markets due to insufficient fermented goodness) 🙁 

We have been presented with an amazing opportunity to help begin to create our vision for our company, if we can raise $200K before Aug 15.

How will the funds be used?

The funds will go towards creating a 40 Tap Fermented Beverage Mecca. This will be the first dedicated Fermented Beverage house in the nation. Where you’ll be able to get your growlers filled of Kombucha, Jun, Tepache, Switchel, Water Kefir, Hard Kombucha, Hard Jun and not just from our brand from brands all over making fermented drink goodness!

This will be a place where you can come find solace for your mind, your gut, and your community. It will be a gathering space for you to come get your growlers filled, for you to sit and study, for you to gather with friends playing games on our giant connect four, its for you to come learn a new hobby from one of our pop up classes, for you to come network with like-minded individuals, its for you to come with friends and grab an alcoholic or nonalcoholic fermented drink, its for you to come to support one of our small business pop up events, for you to come with your family and feel safe and surrounded with good food, good moods, and great people.

We want to build this Community Fermentation House as a model to set an example that community can be found anywhere as long as that feeling of connection and oneness is there. 

Why should you help invest in us?

By investing in us, you are investing in:

We Support Other Small Businesses:

We have hosted a few pop-up events at our micro tasting room without any fees which has resulted in $9000 back into other small businesses’ hands. With this expansion, we plan to continue to host these micro-market pop-ups to bring awareness to other small businesses and help them have another outlet to sell without facing huge startup fees. We also lend our market equipment when we’re able to for new businesses just starting off.

Planet Over Profit

We believe that sustainability is and always will be a priority because sustainability does not start with the consumer, it starts at the source.

We donate 1% of our profits to putting people and the planet over profit and we aim to be carbon neutral by 2025.

Sustainability Starts With Community

We will be redefining where the community can be found, but also changing the manufacturing industry by showing the nation what sustainable manufacturing is and that it can be done. Sustainable manufacturing is possible and we need to begin to teach other companies the importance of protecting our earth.

Some have asked us why South Lake Union?

And the answer is simple, true community is not just geographically close to someone, or close to a neighborhood. It’s about feeling connected,  a sense of belonging, and humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role in bringing that together. Alone we can only do so much, but together we can change the world, one person at a time. And South Lake Union is a great central location to connect all our surrounding communities.

 

We appreciate your time to read this. We ask if you are able to contribute please consider in supporting our cause.

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  • $2,291.95 Raised
    of $200,000.00