Help Make Learning Better with JazzJune

Short Brief

Are you ready to JazzJune? We are crowdfunding with one goal in mind: help as many people find the right learning for their life right now. We are an edutech startup based in Bloomington, Minnesota. Our founders are teachers, coaches, and instructional designers. We embraced the internet and have built a platform that makes it fun to find the learning options that fit your passions and dreams. Come along!

Raised
Goal
$ 25,000.00
22%
+54 days left

Pledged

$ 5,462.00

Backers

26

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Hi there, Eric Matas here, one of the founders of JazzJune. I’m asking for your donation to help us reach our next milestone of launching our public beta this summer, on my birthday June 5th. Please consider making a donation to our very special startup, JazzJune!

We Are Not Startup Crazy

We love learning, not limelight. We’re building JazzJune mindfully to keep the learner as the focus. Rather than spending our time pitching investors, we want to raise money thoughtfully and organically, and stay focused on great learning for our users. We are working hard to refine our platform as quickly as possible so we can pick up and help wherever the “Back to School” season is falling short. Your donation will make a big impact on our progress.

We are close to opening our public beta so that JazzJune can revolutionize how people get educated, but we need a little boost from you to get us there.

If You Love Learning, You’re Part of Our Crowd

Whether you’re a young student, lifelong learner, emerging leader or established educator, JazzJune brings the global world of online and remote learning together in a simple and affordable platform. Our goals are ambitious: democratize online learning, expand access for those who have been left out or left behind, and increase the quality of online classes and outcomes. With your help, we know we can get there.

Rewards for Donations

As a JazzJune supporter, you will get an invitation to our public beta and free access to JazzJune for all of 2021. Plus, just like the crowdfunding campaign you are viewing now, all users can create a crowdfunding campaign of their own. JazzJune has crowdfunding built in! Every user can ask for support from friends, family, and our JazzJune community to raise money for their education.

Please join us on our exciting journey at any of our reward levels:

Rewards

Stay Gold

Who You Are: If you want to give at this level, it’s because you know who Ponyboy Curtis is and you believe JazzJune should stay gold just like him. If our founders have their way, every dollar raised would come from this level — a total grassroots movement! If a crazy momentum moment happens and we get a real crowd to give at the Stay Gold level, we would know the power of learning is alive and well, and we’d never need to raise another dollar. You do not get a year of JazzJune at this level, but you still help out and have a positive impact on learners.

Why $11: We set a goal, early in our planning, to aim for a minimum of an 11% discount for all JazzJune learners on every learning product out there. Hey, 10% off is pretty good, so we thought we’d beat that and go for 11% off, as our minimum. In the spirit of our striving for that 11% savings for our learners, we set our smallest reward at $11.

Select this reward

Stay Gold!

Show us you’ve got our back with a one-time contribution. Help us nail down the final touches we need to bring JazzJune to the world. Take a look and tell your friends.

Reward Amount: $ 11.00
Includes:
  • Stay Gold Donation
Pledge amount:
$

Learner

Who You Are: You might be finding out about JazzJune and thinking, “I can’t wait. Let’s go!” We hope so. Or, you might be like one of the people in our video, with a real need to find the right courses or curriculum. If so, you can give at the Learner level and you will get a full year of JazzJune Red, our premier membership for learners. That’s right, you will not only be one our first learners, but you won’t pay anything for your first year of JazzJune, normally $5/month, or $60 for the year.

Why $25: A $25 donation is amazing to us and because of that gift, we can offer you a free year of JazzJune Red, which is normally $60.

Select this reward

Learner

Become a learner at a special introductory rate for a limited number of learners. Access all of JazzJune’s courses, advisors and social platforms for a full year.

Reward Amount: $ 25.00
Includes:
  • Learner Donation
Pledge amount:
$

Leader

Who You Are: Some of you are super heroes. You love learning so much that you naturally want to share that love with others. You help. You mentor. You tutor, guide, facilitate, research, or do whatever it takes to help others along in their learning journeys. We would never have set out to build JazzJune if it weren’t for you. You are the advisors. If JazzJune is built for learners, it works because of advisors. Give as a Leader and you get a year of JazzJune Pro included. JazzJune Pro is our premier membership for learners who also want to work as advisors or as freelancers in our marketplace.

Why $100: At $100, you are making a significant donation to JazzJune and still getting a huge discount on your year of JazzJune Pro, which regularly starts at $228 per year.

Select this reward

Leader

Share your knowledge, advise learners, present your own courses and access the platform’s network and curated job postings for a year at a special rate for a limited number.

Reward Amount: $ 100.00
Includes:
  • Leader Donation
Pledge amount:
$

Patron

Who You Are: You might be like my mom. As soon as she retired from a long career of nursing while raising a family of four kids, she started volunteering to help elementary school kids read. And when one of my kids, who has dyslexia, needed special tutoring, she jumped right in to pay for half of his tuition. If you’re someone who would do anything for your children, or heck, anyone’s children, then you warm our hearts and might give at the Patron level.

Why $250: We chose $250 because we wanted to add $200 to our current funding efforts and set aside $50 so that once we launch, you can choose a learner’s crowdfunding campaign to contribute to, making you twice the patron and a saint in our eyes. Once we launch, we’ll reach out so you can select a learner to help! (If you don’t want to pick the learner on your own, we can pick for you and we’ll pass along $50 or your contribution today to one of our first learners.)

Select this reward

Patron

Establish JazzJune’s foundation and help secure a future for learners who otherwise couldn’t afford it. You can donate $50 of your contribution to a learner in need.

Reward Amount: $ 250.00
Includes:
  • Patron Donor
Pledge amount:
$

Partner

Who You Are: If you want to teach or already have education content that you want to sell, consider becoming one of our founding business partners. We will never forget it. And we won’t let anyone else forget it either — you will be forever thanked in our Founding Partner Hall of Fame. As a founding partner, you will be one of the first educators on JazzJune, giving you a significant first-mover advantage in our new marketplace. Further more, founding partners will be showcased in various spots on our website and on our marketplace. It’s like an advertisement but lovely and tastefully done.

Why $1,000: On JazzJune, a Business Class membership will include everything you need to create and sell courses, playbooks, and other learning products. Business memberships include complete access to the marketplace, of course, but you also get content management, learning management, and access to JazzJune Jobs where you can vet and hire freelancers to design content, develop content, or test and Q/A your products. All of that is set to start at only $1,188 annually. Seriously, in case you aren’t clear, that’s a full-fledged corporate-caliber LMS for under $1,200 per year! But, give now at this level, and your first year is included with your $1,000 Partner donation.

Select this reward

Partner

Create a lasting legacy as one of our most generous and earliest contributors with a lifelong tribute on JazzJune.

Reward Amount: $ 1,000.00
Includes:
  • Partner Donation
Pledge amount:
$

Scroll to the top to enter your own donation amount, or use the Reward prompts to support JazzJune now!


A Special Note from Founder Jason Skog

It’s not often someone has the opportunity to try to build something as special as JazzJune this late in one’s career, but here I am. When I was suddenly laid off from my job as the Covid pandemic hit its peak, a seemingly random series of events unfolded soon after. An invitation from Eric Matas took me from a dark and uncertain place to one of pure joy and potential.

I think about that moment a lot. It may not have been as random as it seemed. Eric and I connected through a mutual friend, and we continue to build bonds and strengthen our networks. It’s these kinds of connections we hope users will cultivate at JazzJune. We hope it becomes more than just a platform for learning. We hope JazzJune is a place for people to genuinely connect with one another. What other choice do we have?


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29 January 2021

We are still hearing from people who are eager to donate to JazzJune, and we are happy to extend our crowdfund into 2021. We also have some nice positive sales from our business clients and partners, which means our goal for this crowdfund is down to only $25K. We originally projected a need for $90,000, and that need is greatly reduced because (1) we have bootstrapped some of the tech work; (2) we have revenue from JazzJune for Business clients; and (3) we received a generous investment of cash from one of our founders. Please consider donating to help us get to our new, smaller, goal. And please share this page with friends and followers! Thank you. :-)

11 November 2020

After hearing from several friends, family, and other potential donors, who requested a longer time frame for donating, we extended the crowdfund until December 26. We love that you are willing to help and fit us in to your budgets. We are open to extend even further, too, because we are seeing generous donations add up, and by continuing to add learners and leaders to our Beta environment, we are improving the platform every week. JazzJune has no debt and so every dollar donated goes straight to growth and product improvement. Thank you so much for the donations to date and best wishes to our next new beta users.

Rewards

Stay Gold

Who You Are: If you want to give at this level, it’s because you know who Ponyboy Curtis is and you believe JazzJune should stay gold just like him. If our founders have their way, every dollar raised would come from this level — a total grassroots movement! If a crazy momentum moment happens and we get a real crowd to give at the Stay Gold level, we would know the power of learning is alive and well, and we’d never need to raise another dollar. You do not get a year of JazzJune at this level, but you still help out and have a positive impact on learners.

Why $11: We set a goal, early in our planning, to aim for a minimum of an 11% discount for all JazzJune learners on every learning product out there. Hey, 10% off is pretty good, so we thought we’d beat that and go for 11% off, as our minimum. In the spirit of our striving for that 11% savings for our learners, we set our smallest reward at $11.

Select this reward

Stay Gold!

Show us you’ve got our back with a one-time contribution. Help us nail down the final touches we need to bring JazzJune to the world. Take a look and tell your friends.

Reward Amount: $ 11.00
Includes:
  • Stay Gold Donation
Pledge amount:
$

Learner

Who You Are: You might be finding out about JazzJune and thinking, “I can’t wait. Let’s go!” We hope so. Or, you might be like one of the people in our video, with a real need to find the right courses or curriculum. If so, you can give at the Learner level and you will get a full year of JazzJune Red, our premier membership for learners. That’s right, you will not only be one our first learners, but you won’t pay anything for your first year of JazzJune, normally $5/month, or $60 for the year.

Why $25: A $25 donation is amazing to us and because of that gift, we can offer you a free year of JazzJune Red, which is normally $60.

Select this reward

Learner

Become a learner at a special introductory rate for a limited number of learners. Access all of JazzJune’s courses, advisors and social platforms for a full year.

Reward Amount: $ 25.00
Includes:
  • Learner Donation
Pledge amount:
$

Leader

Who You Are: Some of you are super heroes. You love learning so much that you naturally want to share that love with others. You help. You mentor. You tutor, guide, facilitate, research, or do whatever it takes to help others along in their learning journeys. We would never have set out to build JazzJune if it weren’t for you. You are the advisors. If JazzJune is built for learners, it works because of advisors. Give as a Leader and you get a year of JazzJune Pro included. JazzJune Pro is our premier membership for learners who also want to work as advisors or as freelancers in our marketplace.

Why $100: At $100, you are making a significant donation to JazzJune and still getting a huge discount on your year of JazzJune Pro, which regularly starts at $228 per year.

Select this reward

Leader

Share your knowledge, advise learners, present your own courses and access the platform’s network and curated job postings for a year at a special rate for a limited number.

Reward Amount: $ 100.00
Includes:
  • Leader Donation
Pledge amount:
$

Patron

Who You Are: You might be like my mom. As soon as she retired from a long career of nursing while raising a family of four kids, she started volunteering to help elementary school kids read. And when one of my kids, who has dyslexia, needed special tutoring, she jumped right in to pay for half of his tuition. If you’re someone who would do anything for your children, or heck, anyone’s children, then you warm our hearts and might give at the Patron level.

Why $250: We chose $250 because we wanted to add $200 to our current funding efforts and set aside $50 so that once we launch, you can choose a learner’s crowdfunding campaign to contribute to, making you twice the patron and a saint in our eyes. Once we launch, we’ll reach out so you can select a learner to help! (If you don’t want to pick the learner on your own, we can pick for you and we’ll pass along $50 or your contribution today to one of our first learners.)

Select this reward

Patron

Establish JazzJune’s foundation and help secure a future for learners who otherwise couldn’t afford it. You can donate $50 of your contribution to a learner in need.

Reward Amount: $ 250.00
Includes:
  • Patron Donor
Pledge amount:
$

Partner

Who You Are: If you want to teach or already have education content that you want to sell, consider becoming one of our founding business partners. We will never forget it. And we won’t let anyone else forget it either — you will be forever thanked in our Founding Partner Hall of Fame. As a founding partner, you will be one of the first educators on JazzJune, giving you a significant first-mover advantage in our new marketplace. Further more, founding partners will be showcased in various spots on our website and on our marketplace. It’s like an advertisement but lovely and tastefully done.

Why $1,000: On JazzJune, a Business Class membership will include everything you need to create and sell courses, playbooks, and other learning products. Business memberships include complete access to the marketplace, of course, but you also get content management, learning management, and access to JazzJune Jobs where you can vet and hire freelancers to design content, develop content, or test and Q/A your products. All of that is set to start at only $1,188 annually. Seriously, in case you aren’t clear, that’s a full-fledged corporate-caliber LMS for under $1,200 per year! But, give now at this level, and your first year is included with your $1,000 Partner donation.

Select this reward

Partner

Create a lasting legacy as one of our most generous and earliest contributors with a lifelong tribute on JazzJune.

Reward Amount: $ 1,000.00
Includes:
  • Partner Donation
Pledge amount:
$