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Frequently Asked Questions

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Founding Startup Member
Founder,
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An awesome place to meet entrepreneurs and tech start-ups! Very affordable for small start-ups and a fun place to work.
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108 E. BEAUFORT ST. NORMAL, IL

COLLABORATE WITH STARTUPS AND ENTREPRENUERS

  • 24/7 ACCESS
  • APP FOR KEYLESS ENTRY 
  • 100MB UP 100MB DOWN FIBER WIFI SPEEDS
  • WIRED FIBER & POWER EVERY 10 FT
  • OVER 30 HOT SEATS
  • QUITE AND OPEN AREAS
  • CONFERENCE ROOM WITH TV
  • MAILING ADDRESS*
  • LOCKERS*

 

*add $10/mo to your plan

  • 70'' TV IN MAIN AREA
  • CAST TO TVS AND STEREO
  • WIRELESS PRINTER/SCANNER
  • WHITEBOARD PAINTED WALLS
  • MEMBER PORTAL:
    • DIRECTORY OF STARTUPS, SPONSORS, AND MEMBERS
    • RESERVE A ROOM
    • UPDATE YOUR PROFILE
    • MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT

 

 

$50/mo

memberships with NO contracts

 

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Is there a contract?

There are no contracts for startup memberships, cancel anytime. We ask Associate Members and Sponsors for at least yearly commitments. When you sign your first month will be prorated. 

 

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What are the hours?

24/7. Many of our coworkers hold regular startup hours ending around 3AM. Some are more typical starting around 8AM. Every now and then they cross paths and we consider that a small victory and talk about it for a while. 

 

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Is there reserved seating?

Nope, all our desks are what are called hot desks. First come, first serve. That means you can’t leave things behind but we do have lockers for those regular items that you don’t want to carry in each day.  

 

Who is the space for? Is this just for tech startups?

Absolutely not. The space has a lot of tech startups but other non-tech/web startups are here and more are certainly welcome. The space is geared more for startups as opposed to local small businesses but we do have small business members.

 

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What happens when I sign up?

You’ll get an email inviting you to fill out your profile on the coworking software. You’ll also get instructions on how to download the app to get you access to the space via Bluetooth/NCF. 

 

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Does the phone app work for iPhone and Android?

 Yup, we are iPhone and Android ready. 

 

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What comes with my membership?

Your membership provides printer/copier/scanner, paper, ink, and coffee. When you think about it the Coffee Hound coffee alone is worth the $50/mo. Speaking of that members can pitch in a little extra for these things if they choose through their member portal.  

 

How does the keyless entry work?

Magic. Once you sign up just download the free app (iPhone and Android only) then you can either place your phone by the bluetooth/NFC reader to open the blast doors or swipe/press a button if using the app. 

 

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What add-ons are available?

Members can add on a few things through their member portal. An extra $10 one time will get your logo on the wall. An extra $10/mo will get you a locker and/or a mailing address. 

 

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Does Slingshot offer a student discount?

We do have a $25/mo student membership available through the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies via the ISU CEO club. Basically if your're a member of the CEO Club at ISU you can get the discount. Also any students who are part of IWU's new Entrepreneurship and Innovation program are also eligible for the discount. Tweet us @SlingshotCoWork or stop in during Startup School on a Friday morning. 

 

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Is there reserved seating?

Nope, all our desks are what are called hot desks. First come, first serve. That means you can’t leave things behind but we do have lockers for those regular items that you don’t want to carry in each day.  

 

Progress through the courses to level up your startup skills!

Taught by startup founders every Friday at Slingshot. 

Learn about opportunity recognition and fill out your business model canvas. 

Learn about customer development and experiment your way through your lean business model canvas.  

Sharpen your pitch skills by pitching to a live audience with coaching. 

Collaborate and bootstrap your startup with other founders during open coworking hours. Use this time to recruit your team and build out your business. 

SPONSORED BY

Clay Schumacher
Founding Associate Member
Senior Software Engineer, 
Innovative Software Engineering
 
Slingshot is a great space to work in. It helps remote employees like me be a part of the community.
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COLLABORATE WITH

STARTUPS AND

ENTREPRENEURS

  • 24/7 ACCESS
  • APP FOR KEYLESS ENTRY 
  • 100MB UP 100MB DOWN FIBER WIFI SPEEDS
  • WIRED FIBER & POWER EVERY 10 FT
  • OVER 30 HOT SEATS
  • QUITE AND OPEN AREAS
  • CONFERENCE ROOM WITH TV
  • MAILING ADDRESS*
  • LOCKERS*
  • 70'' TV IN MAIN AREA
  • CAST TO TVS AND STEREO
  • WIRELESS PRINTER/SCANNER
  • WHITEBOARD PAINTED WALLS
  • MEMBER PORTAL:
    • DIRECTORY OF STARTUPS, SPONSORS, AND MEMBERS
    • RESERVE A ROOM
    • UPDATE YOUR PROFILE
    • MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT

*add $10/mo to your plan

Startup Memberships

Startup memberhsips are designed for people on startup teams with less than 5 employees. 

Associate Memberships

Associate memberships are designed for people in companies with more than 5 employees. Some of our associate members are remote workers who live in Bloomington Normal and some are from companies who want to add the benefit of letting their employees mix it up and collaborate with some of the most innovative people in our community.  

Sponsorships

Sponsorships are for companies who want to support innovation, local job creation, and get to know our towns top entrepreneurial recruits. Sponsors are expected to host office hours at least once a month. 

 

$50/mo

 

$300/mo

 

$500/mo

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Progress through the courses to level up your startup skills! Taught by startup founders every Friday at Slingshot. 

Learn about opportunity recognition and fill out your business model canvas. 

Learn about customer development and experiment your way through your lean business model canvas.  

Sharpen your pitch skills by pitching to a live audience with coaching.

Collaborate and bootstrap your startup with other founders during open coworking hours. Use this time to recruit your team and build out your business. 

SPONSORED BY

Is there a contract?

There are no contracts for startup memberships, cancel anytime. We ask Associate Members and Sponsors for at least yearly commitments. When you sign your first month will be prorated. 

 

What are the hours?

24/7. Many of our coworkers hold regular startup hours ending around 3AM. Some are more typical starting around 8AM. Every now and then they cross paths and we consider that a small victory and talk about it for a while. 

 

Is there reserved seating?

Nope, all our desks are what are called hot desks. First come, first serve. That means you can’t leave things behind but we do have lockers for those regular items that you don’t want to carry in each day.

 

What happens when I sign up?

You’ll get an email inviting you to fill out your profile on the coworking software. You’ll also get instructions on how to download the app to get you access to the space via Bluetooth/NCF.  

 
JOIN UP