Experience the Magic of Coworking

Experience the Magic of Coworking

Hercules Coworking Space is a community for creative freelancers and self-employed people.

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    4% of 13 220€

    6 backers

  • 29/10/2021

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    This project was unable to raise the required funds

Hercules Coworking Space is a community for creative freelancers and self-employed people.

We have a plan to open a coworking space in Faro, Algarve, where people work, take classes, participate in events and collaborate on projects. We are ready to bring Hercules goodness to Faro on Christmas Eve 2021.

Despite being the capital of the Algarve, Faro can still be a lonely place. Tired of quarantine and isolation, we created the Hercules Coworking Space for freelancers who work in their living rooms or struggle for power outlets in the corner café. Faro has an extremely creative population that deserves a beautiful place to work, teach, learn and meet other people. That's exactly what we've built here and what we're offering to the world.

WHY CROWDFUNDING?
We explore many different avenues for financing, including traditional financing from VCs, investors and banks. But ultimately, these options don't reflect our mission to be independent and free, nor do they value the same things we do: we're building the Hercules Coworking Space because it's part of our life's work - we're not building it to sell it. We believe the power of Hercules resides in the community, so we decided to turn to the crowdfunding platform that supports the aspirations of individual entrepreneurs to get the job done.

Funds secured through our crowdfunding campaign will be used to build our physical space, the most critical component of Hercules Coworking Space.

About the author

Mariana is a fundraising manager, translator, shop owner, entrepreneur and whatnot! She has been working for over 15 years in the business and non-profit sectors across Europe. Most of the time her work is fun and creative, she travels, meets many people and raises funds for different causes. However, the need to go to a physical office is something every freelancer feels sooner or later, as the feeling of belonging to a like-minded crowd is at the heart of every human being.

Looking for a place to work for herself (and not finding it!), Mariana decided to add another portfolio to her entrepreneurial skills and open her own coworking studio and share it with people looking for the same comfort.

Budget and due dates

For Hercules to be born, we need €13,500 to guarantee its existence until members join.

The more money raised now, the more we can do as we plan the new office. It will allow us to create a space that is not only functional and beautiful, but also a vibrant creative business center in the Algarve.

When you participate in this campaign you can help us buy good quality office furniture, pay rent and security deposit, the fastest internet on market, install the sockets where it makes sense, and last, but not least - buy a good coffee espresso machine! 

 

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    Tnx a million!

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    Postcard

    We will send you a postcard with Faro motifs.

    Postman/courier delivery
    Shipping included (to Portugal)

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    Keychain

    We will send you a key ring with Portuguese motifs.

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    Ticket 1

    You will receive a ticket to our launch party (or you can use it later as THE DAY PASS which offers a free day of work at Hercules)!

    Hand-delivered (see above)

    1 backer

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    ticket 2

    Party (or work)! You will receive two tickets for our launch party...or you can use them later as DAY PASSES which offer two free days of work at Hercules)!

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    75€ or more

    Total Tote

    You will receive two tickets for our launch party, which you can also use later as coworking DAY PASSES plus a Tote Bag with Portuguese motifs.

    Postman/courier or hand-delivered
    Shipping included (to Portugal)

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    100€ or more

    Luna

    You will receive a full month of access to the Hercules Coworking Space for one person, two tickets to our launch party and a Tote Bag with Portuguese motifs.

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    250€ or more

    Bronze Sponsor

    You will receive a full month pass for one person, plus two tickets to our fundraising seminar, plus two tickets to our launch party and a Tote Bag with Portuguese motifs.

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    500€ or more

    Silver Sponsor

    You will receive 6 months of full access to the Hercules Coworking Space for one person, plus two tickets to our fundraising seminar, plus two tickets to our launch party and a Tote Bag with Portuguese motifs.

    Hand-delivered (see above)

    1 backer

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    1000€ or more

    Golden Sponsor

    You will receive one year of full access to the Hercules Coworking Space for one person, plus 5 tickets to our fundraising seminar, plus two tickets to our launch party and a Tote Bag with Portuguese motifs.

    Hand-delivered (see above)

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Sun, 05/12/2021 - 18:10

29/10/2021

Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

Thu, 14/10/2021 - 16:58

our story

If you would like to know more about Hercules working force, here is what the article in The Portugal News says: Originally from Belgrade in Serbia, Mariana Mitrovic and her ...

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Thu, 14/10/2021 - 10:28

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Tue, 12/10/2021 - 14:11

the space

We found a building with the hearth, in Faro's downtown, near all the main attractions: local bars and caffes are accessible within a 2 minute walk. The marina is just opposite,...

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Thu, 09/09/2021 - 11:50

Space Search

We are actively searching for the right place for our Hercules in Faro. There are so many nice spaces, but we want to find the best one for you! We'll keep you updated...

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Campaign launched

30/08/2021

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  • Mariana Eberhart

    our story

    If you would like to know more about Hercules working force, here is what the article in The Portugal News says:

    Originally from Belgrade in Serbia, Mariana Mitrovic and her husband, Bob, are planning to open a coworking space for freelancers and the digital community, in Faro, Algarve.
    When they first moved to the Algarve, they opened a successful souvenir shop in Faro but unfortunately, the pandemic forced them to close their shop. “Fortunately, Mariana has been working as a freelance translator for years, so we were able to somehow get through this period with her skills and the selfless help of our friends,” said Bob...
    Read more at the Portugal News website: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-10-14/turning-hercules-from-dr...

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  • Mariana Eberhart

    the space

    We found a building with the hearth, in Faro's downtown, near all the main attractions: local bars and caffes are accessible within a 2 minute walk. The marina is just opposite, the bus station is across the street and the train station it's less than 5 minutes walking.

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  • Mariana Eberhart

    Space Search

    We are actively searching for the right place for our Hercules in Faro. There are so many nice spaces, but we want to find the best one for you! We'll keep you updated...

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Anonymous

    14/10/2021 - 13:32

    We need this in Faro. Great project! Good luck

  • Anonymous

    14/10/2021 - 10:28

    Good luck!

  • Zorana Stamenic

    17/09/2021 - 17:28

    Srecnoooo i da se vidimo uskoro!

  • Dijana Mitrović

    11/09/2021 - 10:10

    Neka je sa srećom, Maro!

  • MultiPPLicador

    31/08/2021 - 16:03

    Obrigado pela divulgação!

  • Anonymous

    31/08/2021 - 10:38

    Idemo!