Build a Tech Cafe' to Spark American Ingenuity

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TOGETHER- We Can Build an Innovation HUB that brings S.T.E.M. gifted students & older wise ones and local business together to solve real business problems . The conduit is mobile app technology fueled by Geocache Engagement Technology and great graphics.

Call to Act with us: We have what it takes to bring high-technology to a suburban community and build a google-like TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS with CAFE' comforts.

@ the campus we inspire, equip, and connect our local STEM-talented youth to real business issues so they can solve 'blockers' with fresh innovative concepts.
@ the campus we invite business to bring road blocks, pain points & business problems.
@ the campus we encourage eager young minds to plug-in with the help of our powerful mobile app.
@ the campus every time a patron walks in the door they receive the challenge of the day as a notification on their mobile device.

The iTreeware Campus formula TARGETS COLLABORATION between 13-24 year old students, local business owners, silver hairs and respected retired ones who want to contribute too.

The iTreeware TechCafe' yields a win-win-win result:
The Student Wins- receive satisfaction they add real business value. possible professional endorsements.
The Business Wins- gains access to innovative minds in their community.
The Community Wins- gains a positive HUB that fosters healthy, technology-based interaction between all the generations of citizens including the oldest generation of wise ones.

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My name is Tree. I am raising money to create the iTreeware Tech Cafe'. a campus that fosters community and innovation on a small, cozy scale. The campus could be at the corner of Rt 72/ Randall Rd where traffic is 4,000 cars/ hr. With proper build out this location could support heavy foot-traffic while supporting the preservation of 150 year old homesteader buildings that are slated for demolition this year. The demographic of the area supports profitability with abundance, youth of all ages, a township invested in healthy programs for the young and older & family-centric values. Schweitzer woods down the street is donated from the same family. Together these properties preserve a period in time gone by.

On a personal note. In my local community, I interact with brilliant youth from our Fox Valley community. I have grown to see that we have an opportunity on our hands. Dear Neighbors: We are sitting on a trifecta- we have science-minded talent, a "family oriented community" invested in the next generation & a country that needs innovative minds and new ideas to propel forward.

iTreeware believes the USA already has what it needs to make big discoveries. The elements in the formula can be reorganized. We are crowdfunding to raise funds to create a prototype Tech Cafe' that brings high-technology to a suburban community with real business challenges, human interaction and we can accomplish new things. We can work together. The iTreeware Tech Cafe' Campus aims to inspire, equip, and connect our science-talented citizens to local business success stories while giving the older, wiser crowd to season it with wisdom. To do this we invite local business to bring their business blockers & pain points to us every day... and let our own local citizens innovate solutions over coffee at the Tech Cafe'.
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/iTreeware Technology Cafe /
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The iTreeware Technology Cafe sets up an eco-system of networking opportunity between high-tech business professionals and fresh, innovative, new, talented minds and mixes in the wisdom of the older generations all the he Northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL. We are passionate about creating a Google-like Technology campus for the Fox Valley neighborhoods and communities.

The iTreeware Technology Campus seeks to build a collaboration hub for young STEM-gifted talents to solve real business problems. Challenges are facilitated through state of the art Geocache Engagement Technology (like Pokemon GO, FB Beam).

The American Spirit of Ingenuity-type gifted minds need to be plugged in!

@ the iTreeware TechCafe' we:
- Educate
- Collaborate
- Innovate



/iTreeware Technology Campus /
/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT /
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Young minds & business professionals stop by the iTreeware TechCafe' daily to engage in a community focused on the edge of new challenges working collaboratively in a bright, colorful, qwerky, open space. The cafe' serves mediterranean, vegan, green, alive! food, featuring smoothies & the "magic bullet" bar.

iTreeware TechEd encourages knowledge seekers to take classes to learn state of the art coding skills in the studio.

iTreeware Events hosts fashion forward networking opportunities to attract hi-tech business profesionals, local business owners & young adults. This includes meetups, workshops, business forumn gatherings. Targeted events will use the runway and include amateur models, hi-fashion, music, local talent & lighting.

iTreeware Culture invites fellow geeks to knowlege share in the process of building solutions for the mobile marketplace.



/iTreeware Technology Campus /
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The campus has 4 sections within an open floor plan. Space feels like a glass & timber cube with strong zen/ 10,000 waves vibe.

The CAFE' is wi-fi enabled with the fastest wi-fi in the area (faster than Starbucks!). Food is Mediterranean w/ delicious vegan offerings- like: Native Foods, Naf Naf, Nef. All marketing encourages innovative minds & business mogels to JOIN US and plug in @ the iTreeware TechCafe'. Eating spaces accomodate long-term work. Customers linger to solve challenges together. Challenges are available as a geo-cache experience when customers enter the iTreeware Technology Campus. This drives natural engagement.

The GIFT SHOP is the entryway to the campus with a splash of refreshing green energy when you walk in the door, fresh flowers, zen/ 10,000 waves vibe, trinkets, earthy unique gifts, natural materials, dried flower arrangements, plants. Chair massages are an option.

The STUDIO is a multi-purpose space that is highly adaptable. It is used for BYOL technical training, team building workshops, healthy body training (yogo, pilates, zumba, cardio), larger scale runway events.

The DEV HUB is the office space for The iTreeware Group company work area. iTreeware builds mobile solutions for distinguishing clients out of this location. The adjoining wall is glass.



/iTreeware Technology Campus /
/RESOURCE PLANNING /
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Where is the money going to be used?
@Building: two options #1: there is a location available in Algonquin, IL (old 'Dania' bldg, across from Algonquin Commons). #2: buy land & build. Rough sketches for the iTreeware Tech Campus location are available on request.

@Talent: salaries for professional, skilled, talent. The iTreeware team; real estate, general contractor, legal, accounting, marketing, office manager, sales, software engineer/ consultants, partner, events planner, shop + cafe' manager [deli franchise plug-in + organic coffee/ tea cafe' options could exist].

@Materials: print copy, cards, office supplies, furniture

@Advertising: local. target youth ages 12-24. target business owners, decision makers.



/iTreeware Technology Campus /
/DONATE NOW /
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It would be GREAT if you chose to join our team in building the iTreeware Technology Campus! An Innovation & Technology center for our community. Jobs created. Opportunity born. Youth innovating. Community engagement. Business solutions identified. Momentum created.

If we all work together we can BUILD a high-tech, Chicago-quality technology base in our neighborhood!

*Please donate to this cause as generously as possible.*






/iTreeware Technology Campus /
/ABOUT THE OWNER /
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/who I am /
I am a nerd, team builder & educator with quite a bit of 'TechMuscle'. My technical credentials span over 25 years in the technology space. At present I am a software engineer capable of creating responsive web apps, mobile apps, back-end web services, adminitration of app server, provisioning & more!

I am completely invested in the next generation. I aim to empower them & scaffold America's best & brightest to SUCCEED in the global marketplace of innovation.

To mention a few ways I engage with youth today:
#1.) Created a free, open-source Inspirational workshop for students in grades 3-12, called "Innovation in Me". blog | facebook
#2.) Contributed to an educational effort born out of an Urban Sustainability hackathon in Chicago, 2013. At this hack-a-thon I met with 7 other people and we formed "PlanetLAB "- winning 3rd place, then advancing to the 'next round' and winning 1st place. PlanetLAB is an edTech web app for STEM eduction, in which, hands-on projects are gathered into a fun, engaging, easily searched, geoLocation based resource that matches finds nearby hand-on STEM programs to deepen curiosity and facilitate deep understanding. Stay tuned! PlanetLAB been funded by the National Science Foundation!
#3.) Invested 5 years teaching high school Technology class at college-prep Harvest Christian Academy
#4.) Empassioned to create a Google-like Technology campus for the Fox Valley neighborhoods and communities.


/MY PASSION /
I feel strongly that this Tech Campus vision has been entrusted to me. The concept is reproducable across America. There is no strain, the details are in my mind- like they have been handed to me completed. I am an artist with Technology, TeamBuilding, Organization, Education talents. I am acting on the burden of this vision because I believe there is a real opportunity to fortify our community for generations to come. For me, personally, this is about taking action on a vision & giving back to the country I love- America. I have the schematic for the building in my mind.


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