The video below is set to start with Jason Wiener’s description of legal structures. However, we do recommend that you watch the whole video and learn from Nathan Schneider in Part 1.
Learn about the founding and growth of the Fifth Street Brewpub in Dayton, Ohio and the development of their co-op brewpub. Cooperatives cant take many forms including worker owned cooperatives or member owned cooperatives. In this case, the Fifth Street Brewpub offers some insights into how members financed the startup and integrated their business into […]
We are recommending Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy as the first book on our reading list. Nathan Schneider, along with Trebor Scholz coined the term Platform Cooperativism and started the Platform Coop conferences in 2015. Here is the review from Google Books: The origins of the next radical […]
A coop or cooperative is an organization that is run democratically by the members. A cooperative can be composed of buyers or sellers or both. Cooperatives can assume various legal structures and be a non profit or a for profit. Watch this video for an introduction to the concept of platform coop and details about […]
We Wanted to be Like a Medieval Craftsman’s Guild and the local Food Co-op I was a co-founder and the Executive Director of “small systems guild” (yes, all lower case) in Ann Arbor, Michigan (1986 – 88). We were modeled after the Guilds of Medieval craftsmen. We were about 60 Macintosh programmers, who also liked […]