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  • Eric Ho

    Hello all! Only 69 hours left for our Kickstarter Campaign to make this project a reality! We have raised $22k and $10k to go! It's a daunting task and we need your support now!!! Yes we can do it! Join us!

  • Audrey Bellis

    OMG, I absolutely love this. I know in Long Beach, CA the city in collaboration with the Art's District community takes empty store fronts and turns the displays into "phantom galleries" that roam the city. But this takes the cake!

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Fantastic idea. Love the reclaiming of empty spaces and how the pop-ups are so diverse. Providing an opportunity for creatives and entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas is just Awesome! Thank you for what you do and BEST Wishes on your Kickstarter!

  • Eric Ho

    We are hosting a contest "Nominate [ ] for a free pop-up with us next spring!" If you know a visionary entrepreneur, a talented creative, or a passionate civic activist that could use a storefront in New York next spring enter below!

  • Daphne Nguyen

    This is a brilliant idea! It's a great convergence of local/community/innovation. I really hope your kickstarter turns out well. Would love to see miLES make it out to San Francisco :)

    • Eric Ho

      Thanks Daphne! We would like to make it out to SF as well :)

  • Bill McGuire

    Interesting and timely, Eric Ho; I intend to follow you on Twitter, assuming you are there. My BBB and I are in our 2nd week of tweeting. Best wishes!

    • Eric Ho

      Yes, we are on twitter :) @madeinles welcome to the world of tweeting, just dun get sucked into it :)

  • Carolyn Sams

    Fantastic idea, and agree that this could scale to so many other communities and needs. I love how this shrinks down to fit through standard doors and then expands to provide all the stuff you need. Could have used you a couple years ago when I was building out my own little pop up space! Eager to support the campaign on Kickstarter now!

    • Eric Ho

      We are hoping to some how creatively share our design / prototype with local makers / fabricators, will keep you posted on how that develops :) Love to see your pop-up space!

  • mary.glenn.9440

    How about using these Pop Up Hubs as Healthcare Exchange Kiosks where people can get help signing up for healthcare? Maybe get volunteers to help answer questions?

  • storylover

    Our SMALL town has declined in population by nearly 50% in the last two decades! We are struggling with empty storefronts and retaining or enticing young people with great ideas. Don't know if we can scale this down to doable for us, but what an awesome concept!

    • Eric Ho

      Alessandra, love it! Is this in LA? Would love to visit! We have found that a lot of community and non-profit organizations need a space to interact with their community in a very short basis (such as once or twice a week) and want easy access for their community as well (e.g. this group we are working with that serves homeless travelers), would love to learn from your experience!

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        Actually, Carolyn Sams set this up. It's no longer there. But she did it in downtown LA for a week.

        • Carolyn Sams

          Hey Eric! Yeah, we did a pop up for a week in Downtown LA as an opportunity to more publicly share what had been happening all across the city through the GOOD Exchange fellowship. The great thing about having this space was the chance to just talk to people who either walked in out of curiosity or came out to our party on Friday night (which featured the fellows + an interactive infographic wall).

          A big takeaway was that the pop up space allowed for a distinct conversation starter about our neighborhoods and what we can do to make them better (or celebrate the good that's already happening). It made us hungry to do more around the city (or to move GOOD's office into a storefront space, ha!).

          Here is a recap of the whole week:

          • Eric Ho

            Awesome, thanks for sharing, really good insights!

  • Eric Ho

    Annie, thanks for your words! We can't wait to see how it turns out too :)

  • Annie Wu

    This concept is seriously brilliant - I love that you're making use of space that would otherwise go vacant by giving awesome people the opportunity to engage more with the community! Can't wait to see how this turns out :)