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Trust busting: How can the tech giants be limited to give co-ops room to grow?

Source: Trust busting: How can the tech giants be limited to give co-ops room to grow? ...
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New paper uses IoO Directory as basis for #platformcoop critique

Find it here: Marisol Sandoval, “Entrepreneurial Activism? Platform Cooperativism Between Subversion and Co-optation,” Critical Sociology (November 13, 2019) ...
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The Year in Platform Cooperatives

*The blog post below is adapted from the first installment of our recently launched newsletter. Please consider subscribing!* With this Year in Review, we inaugurate a periodic newsletter updating you on the cooperative digital economy. We’ll share practical and theoretical insights situated in their political contexts — from research papers, news articles, and podcasts, ...
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Equity-Free Fundraising: Here are our Revenue-Share Term Sheets

Equity-Free Fundraising: Here are our Revenue-Share Term Sheets

This year, Ampled worked with the CUNY Community & Economic Development Clinic to develop simple revenue share investment term sheets, which allow organizations to receive funding while retaining ownership and control. We are openly sharing them here for anyone to adapt, use, and improve. Our goal with Ampled is to ...
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Why Employee Ownership Wasn’t Good Enough for This Organic Food Company

Why Employee Ownership Wasn’t Good Enough for This Organic Food Company

Not long ago, Natalie Reitman-White was at a national conference on employee ownership, listening to two of her idols on stage — Full Sail Brewery’s Irene Firmat, and New Belgium Brewery’s Kim Jordan. “I thought how amazing is this, two female CEO co-founders running beer companies, totally committed to employee-ownership ...
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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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