Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


Greg Brodsky ( at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. He is a speaker 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.

Greg Brodsky is the founder and executive director of, which is an accelerator for shared ownership businesses. Greg brings a powerful background of strategy, tech, and entrepreneurship.  Perhaps best known for launching the nation’s only purchasing co-ops for bicycle stores and for craft breweries, Greg’s work has ranged from business development to strategic planning. Greg also currently serves as board chair of the Cooperative Development Institute.

Added April 22, 2020