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Camila Luconi Viana & Mario De Conto on Platform Cooperatives in Brazil at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. They are speakers for the Town Hall 1- Cooperation: Best Practices session.

About This Town Hall: Many in the movement are starting a business for the first time. They urgently need to know how and where to incorporate, write bylaws, how to become investor-ready, create a financial model, test with users, and establish a sales funnel. They want to learn how to hire, set up a bonus plan, and establish fair performance reviews of members-owners. Founders need to determine how to attract people will provide and use their service. While the United States has somewhat accommodating co-op laws, the laws in other countries such as Canada, Brazil, and Japan are still just developing. How do we help national cooperative associations develop the legal frameworks and language to accomodate platform co-ops in their co-op law? Come and learn about these legal strategies and hands-on practices.

Camila Luconi Viana worked at the company ThyssenKrupp Elevadores from 2008 to 2014 as Sustainability Coordinator where she had the challenge of working on environmental, social and innovation-related issues. Since 2015, she has worked at Sicredi, first as a Technical Sustainability Advisor at Fundação Sicredi and currently as a Specialist in Cooperativism and Sustainability at Sicredi’s Digital Platform.

Mario De Conto is Ph.D. in Law, lawyer, and Professor of Cooperative Law, and Director of the Co-operative Faculty of Technology ( ESCOOP) in Brazil. Mario is interested in the worldwide legal environment for cooperatives, conducting studies in comparative law. Since 2017, he is conducting studies about innovation in cooperatives, in particular about a suitable legal environment for platform cooperatives.

Added April 22, 2020