C.A.P.A.B.L.E Detroit

$1,187 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 45 months
Hi People who care about Detroit, 
My name is Kellen Bell, founder of Detroit Reborn.

What we're doing:

We're opening a community co-working space in Detroit with your help.

What’s a community co-working space?

We have a goal to empower the people here in our community, so with our storefront we’re going to open it up as a co-working space for other small businesses in the community to launch ideas from who have limited startup income.

This would be a shared space hosting 10-15 smaller retail  spaces on the ground level and 20 desk pods on the second level. 


The business owners would have access to high-speed wifi, a physical mailing address, shared desk spaces, conference room usage, print and fax capabilities all for a low monthly cost about half of what it would cost separately.

Plus the added value of being around other business owners to share knowledge and networking. 

The storefront will also host community workshops taught by volunteers on small business startup, financial management, domestic violence, health and other issues pressing the community.

We will also host events to benefit the homeless and those facing tough times like maintaining a clothing and food pantry on-site with regular drives to replenish stock as well as food distribution from Gleaners Food Bank.

This will fulfill a desperate need for easing the burden of a start-up small business owner in the community of finding a suitable office space, signing a long lease, paying for all utilities and furnishing to have a proper place to meet clients, receive mail or do work.
This storefront will be located in the Northwestern area of Detroit, an area with a deep history of entrepreneurship. We’re looking to acquire an office building or complex that would be able to host several pop-up shops, with at least 2 conference room areas, an open floor plan for the co-working space and space for several small private offices, a community room and pantry. Ideally it would be a storefront at the bottom and office space upstairs. 

We will also host community workshops as well on issues such as health, promotion of peace, small business start-up, positive community programs.

This will be a community hub for peace, unity, prosperity small business growth.

We plan to open Summer, 2015

If you're interested in volunteering or hosting a workshop email me using contact below.

All shirts are custom hand pressed one at a time so please allow 3-5 business days for processing before shipping.

Thank you for your love and support!

Follow us on twitter: @Detroit_Reborn
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So I found a building! It seems to fit all the needs to at least get started.

I've talked with the owner and told him the plan he loves the idea. He even said that he'd give me two months free rent to help get things started! So all I needed to do was have a security deposit of $1,800 and sign the lease.

So between the time of me accepting his offer and signing the lease, someone came in and offered more money. He took the higher offer. So the hunt continues but we're still moving forward!
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Do you have $5? You can win a #Detroit Reborn shirt and dinner just donate $5 or more http://gofund.me/detroitrebornshirt drawing on 6/16 Thank you!
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We've made it over $1,000! This is awesome thank you!! Let's keep it going!
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And the winner is....Robert Tabet!! I want to thank all the awesome people who donated! If you missed the contest don't worry, still donate something special is coming soon! Thank you!!
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$1,187 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 45 months
Created March 25, 2015
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Penelope Bailer
42 months ago

Good luck with this and WAY TO GO!!!

Justin Feltman
42 months ago

Good luck! Rooting for you all!

Harmony Cook
43 months ago

Good luck!

Donna Cady
43 months ago

I wish you all the best!!

Dawn Kane
43 months ago

For IGersDetroit's contest.

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