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Announcing The UrbanGeekz Members Initiative

UrbanGeekz is launching a brand new membership program to enrich our storytelling.

‘The UrbanGeekz Members’ allows users to support our work and play a key role in directing our coverage. Significantly, it will help us to continue delivering quality journalism that’s free for everyone and not behind a paywall.

It comes as recent global events have led to an uptick in demand for our content. We are passionate about our community. Rolling out this membership opportunity is a well thought out move to best serve your needs and expand our coverage.

UrbanGeekz home page

UrbanGeekz home page

Up until now, we have funded our platform with ads, alongside various partnership offerings. This won’t stop. The UrbanGeekz Members is simply an additional offering.

Launched in 2015, UrbanGeekz is the first-to-market tech blog focused on covering news from a diverse and multicultural perspective. Over the years the award-winning platform has consistently produced premium news to inspire, educate, and entertain our community.

Our journalism is editorially independent. This gives us the freedom to cover stories that matter most to our community. Since we have not received any outside investment, every dollar that we make goes right back into the business. Our goal is for this membership platform to allow us to significantly diversify our content.

“The events in recent months have unmasked longstanding racial, health, and income disparities. For many access to the innovation economy is quite simply a path to a better life. In recent months we have seen an increasing demand for our content and we are more focused than ever on our mission. We will continue to strive to make tech more accessible while highlighting STEM, business, and entrepreneurship as viable paths for women and underestimated minorities. Your contribution facilitates more extensive reporting and allows us to deliver premium content that is freely accessible. Every contribution is valuable for us as we continue doing the work that we do.

Why we are doing this:

  • There has been an uptick in demand for our content
  • We want our journalism to be open to all, not behind a paywall
  • We want to diversify our revenue stream to amplify our storytelling
  • UrbanGeekz is a self-funded news organization and we’d love to cover more topics
  • Our readers’ voices matter to us and we want to hear from you

All members will receive:

  • Opportunities to tell us areas you’d like us to cover
  • Insider emails from the UrbanGeekz team
  • Members unlock curated deals, freebies, and negotiated discounts on a host of business products and services.
  • The chance to receive UrbanGeekz exclusive swag
  • Companies & small businesses will receive placement on the site, social media, and newsletter.
  • Have you heard of This? We’re throwing in these exclusive phone cases (retail price $44.99 + free shipping) for the first 25 founding members.

 

Members get the chance to receive exclusive UrbanGeekz swag

We have three pricing scales for individuals, small businesses, and companies. If you want to join, please do so here.

Members will be given the opportunity to engage in an ongoing dialogue. We want to know what issues you want to cover, and we will reach out via surveys and other forums.

We are also obsessed with seeing you succeed. Our team is working hard behind the scenes to unlock curated deals, giveaways, and negotiated discounts for a host of business products, services, and events. All members will receive bi-monthly emails outlining new and ongoing deals.

For a limited time only, the first 25 founding members will receive free (shipping is covered) Pivet Communications cell phone cases. The ultra-thin handcrafted cases have a collection ($44.99 retail price) that features influential African-American figures and images. Take a look at what’s on offer here.

 

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Pivet Communications phone cases

Other deals on offer for active members include a dedicated discount code to attend Young Startup Ventures, a cutting edge virtual summit August 4-6, 2020 where innovators and leading investors connect.

Be sure to join The UrbanGeekz Members today to support our mission and unlock other deals.

If you are a business interested in collaborating with us to support our community with exclusive deals and offerings please email info@urbangeekz.com.

If you value our work, please consider signing up here for an individual or business for membership.

Follow Kunbi Tinuoye on Twitter@Kunbiti

Artwork: Avalon Pernell, follow her on Twitter @simplyavalon

 

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Kunbi Tinuoye
Kunbi Tinuoye
Kunbi Tinuoye is the founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz. Previously, she worked as a News Correspondent for NBC’s theGrio. Prior, she was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. Tinuoye currently sits on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board and CES Conference Advisory Board. She is a key player in the Atlanta tech startup ecosystem and serves as a mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm Accelerator. Tinuoye has received several awards and accolades, including being honored with a Resolution from the Georgia Legislative.
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