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.
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:
All members will receive:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you value our work, please consider signing up here for an individual or business for membership.
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