Exit to Community

Exit to Community: Distributed Governance

Friday, May 8, 2020 10-11:00 a.m. Mountain Time Webinar View the video recording of the event here and Sita Magnuson's graphic recording here . In the new world made by the coronavirus, there has been a lot of discussion recently about online collaboration and work. But what about governance? If...

When Co-ops and Venture Capital Meet

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11-12:00 a.m. Mountain Time Webinar View the video recording of the event here . It is a common assumption that cooperative business and venture capital financing don't mix. And there is good reason for this. Venture capital uses investor ownership to drive companies toward a quick,...

Exit to Community: A Community Primer

Exit to Community Poster Available Now

March 6, 2020

After months of travel, events, webinars, and more, we're proud to announce the first print publication related to our Exit to Community project : a printable poster and booklet called Exit to Community: A Community Primer . We've worked hard to produce a concise, information-dense artifact which briefly outlines the...

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...

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...

Exit to Community

Startups Need a New Option: Exit to Community

Sept. 16, 2019

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...

Arielle Jordan

The Curafied Co-op Story: A Prequel

July 9, 2019

I’m the founder and CEO of Curafied. Curafied is a platform that helps digital content creators earn monthly income by charging a low monthly subscription to fans for their content creation and curation directly—not from “patron” donations or advertising sponsorships. We’re exploring a new direction for our startup, and I...

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