Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


James de le Vingne (Unfound) at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. James is a speaker for Town Hall 1- Cooperation: Best Practices discussion panel.

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.

James is the Head of Development at Co-operatives UK. He is interested in new ways of organizing and ownership, and how this informs systems change with a focus on tech solutions. Recent work involves launching Level, a new business registration platform of sole-traders looking to work cooperatively, and UnFound, a platform co-op accelerator.

Added April 22, 2020