Since reporting on an emerging interest in ownership among tech entrepreneurs in 2014 and co-organizing the first “platform cooperativism” conference with Trebor Scholz at the New School in 2015, MEDLab director Nathan Schneider has been active in organizing and documenting this growing movement aiming to build an ecosystem for cooperative business in the online economy.

MEDLab has focused on developing the concept of “Exit to Community” (E2C), a set of narratives and strategies to re-orient the startup economy toward community ownership and accountability.

Supported by fellowships from the Open Society Foundations and Rutgers University’s Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing.