Jason Wiener’s “Cooperatives and Founder Incentives” blog post discusses the ways in which contemporary cooperatives incentivize founders to take entrepreneurial risk and reward their visionary zeal within the cooperative structure.
In Jason Wiener’s “New Models for #PlatformCoop Design Series” parts 1-5 you will learn new concepts, trends, and techniques to marry a platform business model with a cooperative. Platform cooperatives leverage network effects, platform technology, and member engagement to break the mold of “rent seeking” and extraction, made infamous by Silicon Valley-backed start-ups. Platform cooperatives …
This one hour video, Creative Application of Co-op Business Models, featuring the Co-op Professionals Group, further illustrates how the cooperative model can be creatively applied to lots of different sectors and industries and can solve many needs of diverse communities. The possibilities and the historical use of cooperative models are vast.
This one hour video, “The Power of Cooperatives: Nathan Schneider & Jason Wiener at The Harvard Law Forum”, highlights the creative possibilities and adaptations of the cooperative model for social impact. Learning objectives include creative expansion, understanding of sector inter-connectedness, and broad understanding of various cooperative modalities.
Jason Wiener’s blog post, “Limited Cooperative Associations and Early Stage Financing” offers an introduction to different equity offering options.
Jason Wiener’s blog post, ”Capital Basics: Five Categories of Financing” goes back to the basics and briefly describes the five categories of financing: debt, equity, convertible debt, grants, and rewards-based fundraising. Most types of fundraising fall within one or more of these areas.
Jason Wiener’s “Cooperatives and Capital” slide deck provides an overview of corporate and capital types and their relationships.
In this 22 minute video, Part 2 of Jason Wiener’s V-Blog Platform Cooperative Series, he provides details about entity choice, ownership design, tax structure, governance, and economics & finance.
In this 7 minute video, Part 1 of Jason Wiener’s V-Blog Platform Cooperative Series, he provides information about Multi-Stakeholder Cooperative Structures and Platform Cooperativism.
In the poignant introduction, Jessica Rose, the Director of Employee Ownership Programs at The Democracy Collaborative expresses her thoughts on the transformative power of employee ownership and the questions that the end of employee ownership at New Belgium brought up for her. To learn about Jason Wiener’s insightful response, read his article, Let’s Not Let …