Oh, wow, @theWELL@twitter.com's community bought itself from a corporate owner: https://www.well.com/about-2/pr/how-the-well-bought-itself/
@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com 2 clear needs:
1. Founders are looking for alternative capital (see @firstname.lastname@example.org) + alternative ownership + governance (see @email@example.com)
3. Investors, even #VC, are 🦓 curious but need help imagining new forms.
🔥 opportunities by serving supply + demand!
Exit to community?
This is very exciting. https://twitter.com/dailyherald/status/1443534601415114755
YES! Are you an enlightened #VC like @ArlanWasHere@twitter.com who sees the massive potential for shared prosperity from #coops? Follow along on her latest effort with @firstname.lastname@example.org & learn from @email@example.com alumni, @TheDriversCoop@twitter.com (now the largest worker-owned co-op!) & @firstname.lastname@example.org. 🦓♥️ https://twitter.com/ArlanWasHere/status/1443340032928935941
.@email@example.com is a group of organizers, researchers, founders, mentors, and allies working towards alternative exit strategies for startups committed to community ownership and economic justice. 🇺🇸 #e2c
Supported by @MEDLabBoulder@twitter.com and @Zebras_Unite@twitter.com
A new #WeeklyEssay is out of the oven! 🥐
This time I wanted to work on a more practical facet of community-building.
I address the paradigm shift that is allowing the rise of community-led initiatives, and 5 factors I think are accelerating this trend:
Yet another profile on the difference between wealth (capital ownership) and income (labor pay).
Building capital ownership for more people is an important part of changing this equation.
via @VisualCap@twitter.com https://twitter.com/VisualCap/status/1440382160075067392
Typical "Exits" for Startup Founders:
- Private Equity
Typical Exits for Web 3 Founders
- Exit to Community
Bring back our *accidentally deleted* early 2000s photos and music too
We should bring back 2004 era MySpace and ban all other social media, this is my public policy proposal
cc @firstname.lastname@example.org and @LibreSaaS@twitter.com https://twitter.com/ekp/status/1437516618553192449
It just dawned on me what a good fit @Mailchimp@twitter.com would have been for @email@example.com https://e2c.how/ @firstname.lastname@example.org can we talk? 👋🦓 What is the future of programs like this? https://mailchimp.com/culture/investing-in-people-through-profit-sharing/ Your wisdom in this moment informs future bootstrapped companies!
"A community is co-owned by those that “walk together” towards a shared goal." Amen! A must read on the shift to community ownership which perfectly encapsulates our pursuit here at Zebras Unite. Also check out @email@example.com for how to practically achieve this transition! https://twitter.com/zoonromanticon/status/1435809945337745413
Goodness this bill could make E2C easier.
Introducing the Capital for Cooperatives Act
A free webinar on Sept. 20 explaining the potential of @Hickenlooper@twitter.com's historic bill in the US Senate, featuring @firstname.lastname@example.org
@email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @RMFUnion@twitter.com
Very much looking forward to this! Mobilizing capital for collective ownership is helped by the right kind of regulatory and legislative environment: Introducing the Capital for Cooperatives Act ~ h/t @email@example.com https://www.crowdcast.io/e/capital-for-cooperatives
What does it mean to design for consent? We explored the https://consentful.systems framework by @firstname.lastname@example.org and colleagues by sketching two contrasting onboarding flows, a ~5min experience
Check it out here: https://www.felt.dev/sketch/onboard
It's open source and made with #svelte & SvelteKit
“Other groups like Zebras Unite & @SeedCommons@twitter.com are taking a systemic approach to organising, assisting & funding for co-ops." Read about why we work on capital demand (entrepreneurs) *and* supply in this terrific article on co-op capital innovation. 🦓💸🌊https://www.thenews.coop/156442/sector/regional-organisations/us-co-ops-apex-ncba-clusa-makes-a-push-for-principle-6/
this situation illustrates why any leftist start-up must articulate its "exit" strategy to shared ownership to have its bonda fides - its ok to have founders but they have to be accountable to their community
this is what @email@example.com has laid out: https://e2c.how/ https://twitter.com/lyta_gold/status/1428011761635143681
Check out @firstname.lastname@example.org interview w/ @email@example.com “...strategies out there for carving out non-economic space in the midst of cryptoeconomics...to help create pathways for well-meaning crypto projects toward more genuine sorts of community ownership.” https://ff.mirror.xyz/4-CR_n-_GYXKg8Oom4gDA6hmUD2xWB8vluj53ArH_N4
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