Exit to Community: Community Culture

Exit to Community: Community Culture

How can startups create truly empowered communities? A growing network of entrepreneurs, organizers, and investors is exploring the idea of “Exit to Community”—enabling startups to transition toward ownership by their core stakeholders. There are many possible pathways towards this goal, as well as many challenges along the way. But one...

Exit to Community - Legal Options, script by Sita Magnuson of Dpict.

Exit to Community: Legal Options

January 24, 2020 10-11:00 a.m. Mountain Time Webinar A growing network of entrepreneurs, activists, and investors are exploring the possibility of “exit to community”—enabling startups to transition toward ownership by their core stakeholders. There are a variety of possible pathways toward this goal, as well as a variety of challenges...

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Alt Right vs. Anonymous: A Critical Comparison - with Gabriella Coleman

February 6, 2020 5:00-6:30 p.m. Mountain Time Hale Sciences 270 Today’s “Alt Right” or “Far Right” is a loose coalition of Internet trolls, White nationalists, men’s rights activists, game enthusiasts, and others. They have become a subject of intense scrutiny for their shrewd use of digital communications to recruit new...

Alt-Startup: Intro to Nonprofits and Community Ownership

January 22, 2020 3-5 p.m. Mountain Time Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE), E422 A workshop for New Venture Challenge participants How can you anchor your startup to a social mission? How can you make it accountable long-term to the communities it is meant to serve? This session, led...

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...

If I Only Had a Heart: Accounting for Care Work in Organizations

November 18, 2019 3-4:30 p.m. Mountain Time CASE E422 Activist Stacco Troncoso introduces the Decentralized Cooperative Organization Listen to the conversation here. Too often, the necessary care work that generates and sustains our lives occurs at the margins of the economy, unaccounted for and under-recognized. Spain-based activist Stacco Troncoso is...

Mara Zepeda

The Future of Startups, from Unicorns to Zebras

October 4, 2019 3 - 4:30 p.m. CASE building, rm. E422 A conversation with Mara Zepeda of Zebras Unite See photos from the event here by Kimberly Coffin Startups are increasingly looked to as the future of the economy, but their founders, their investors, and the people they chiefly serve...

Field Trip to System76

Most of the computers we use were built far away, often under questionable conditions. But at least one computer company, System76 , builds some of its machines here in Colorado. These computers are open hardware and run the company’s own Linux-based, open-source operating system. On this field trip, we’ll take...

The New Trusts: Democratic Ownership Beyond the ESOP

June 6, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. webinar A webinar on emerging explorations on trust structures—their promise and their problems Watch the webinar recording here. The employee stock-ownership plan, or ESOP, is one of the most powerful legal innovations in recent US history. Since its introduction in the mid-1970s,...

Boulder, Meet The Colorado Sun

February 15, 2019 Join editors and reporters for a celebration of what they have accomplished Register here Out of widespread consolidation and layoffs in Colorado journalism, a new publication emerged last summer, The Colorado Sun. After just a few months, it has already produced vital reporting from across the state...