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A New Coop Fund Pays People To Write To Wikipedia About Coops

A New Coop Fund Pays People To Write To Wikipedia About Coops



I have added brief mentions of cooperatives to 9 popular Wikipedia articles, ranging from “France” to “The Internet”. Running a marketing campaign where one fact about cooperatives is shared 5 days a week provided a lot of material that was easy to use on Wikipedia. The edits in the picture ...
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Exit to Community: A New Option for Startups?

December 11, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. Mountain Time Webinar What if startups could transition to ownership by the people who rely on them most? When a startup company takes early investment, typically the expectation is that everyone is working toward one of two “exit” events: selling the company to the investor-owners ...
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Holiday Exchange co-op plans to revolutionise the platform economy

Taking time off to recharge or get away can help to improve our wellbeing, avoid burnout and ensure a better work/non work balance. A new platform co-op based in Barcelona aims to make it easier and more affordable for people to just this by swapping homes. While home exchange holidays ...
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Platform Cooperatives And The Network Effect Dilemma

Platform Cooperatives And The Network Effect Dilemma

Imagine two remote villages on an island with both having enough demand to only sustain one grocery store. The residents of both villages can only access the village store. In other words, the grocery store has a monopoly. In the other village, the grocery store is run as a cooperative ...
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Who Owns the World? Conference documentation from Platform.coop

Thank you to all who came out for Who Owns The World? Let’s start the reflection with some photos and the archived live stream of the event. We’ll share the video interviews as soon as we can, too. We’ll keep editing this post to turn it into a review. View ...
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Resonate welcomes new co-op executive Rich Jensen

Resonate welcomes new co-op executive Rich Jensen

As the platform adds services and engages more communities, the strategic coordination of the membership’s diverse talents, desires, and perspectives becomes ever more important. We believe cooperative values of horizontality and transparency give Resonate urgent advantages for long-term success in the increasingly stressed environments where our contributors and supporters live ...
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Sharetribe Go becomes source-available after being open-source for 8 years

Today, we are changing the license of Sharetribe Go from MIT to Sharetribe Community Public Licence. For 99.9% of the users of self-hosted Sharetribe Go, this doesn’t change anything: the code is still available online, and you can download the code for free and run it on your servers to ...
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Meetup to the People: How a Zebra could Rise from a Unicorn’s Fall

Image courtesy of Julien Tabet If you’ve been paying attention to WeWork’s aborted IPO, you might have noticed that WeWork is not the only company hanging in the balance. During its bid for “unicorn”-style market dominance, the company bought up other startups. Business Insider reported in late September that WeWork ...
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We’re Converting Our Startup To A Cooperative. Here’s Why.

We’re Converting Our Startup To A Cooperative. Here’s Why.

Last year, our team formed to build Ampled, an ethical web platform that allows music artists to be supported by their community with direct, recurring payments. The goal with Ampled is to help artists gain sustainable and predictable income in today’s streaming economy and give them ownership and control over ...
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Startups Need a New Option: Exit to Community

Startups Need a New Option: Exit to Community

Founders create startups for all sorts of reasons. Often, the motivation is a mix between the founders’ desires to do well for themselves and to do something worthwhile for others. Dreams of greatness might figure in there too. Rarely, however, is the overriding reason to build a company people want ...
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