Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


Jen Horonjeff (Savvy Cooperative) at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. Jen is a speaker for the Owning Our Power: Young Lions of the Co-op Movement event.

About the event: We are proud to showcase a combination of some of the most inspiring projects that have recently launched, and others that have distinctly proven themselves over the past few years. We will hear about strategies for capitalization, franchisement of the co-op model, the encouragement and facilitation of democratic governance among distributed producers, collaboration with unions, technological innovations relying on blockchain, and revenue sharing in the community. In quick succession, presenters will offer you an overview of how they are collectively making cooperative interventions across a range of sectors. Learn from these pioneers.

Jen Horonjeff, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Savvy Cooperative, the first and only patient-owned public benefit co-op that helps healthcare companies connect directly with diverse patients in order to get the insights they need to build better and more inclusive innovations. Jen was named one of the 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs of 2018 by Entrepreneur Magazine, alongside the likes of Elon Musk, Chance the Rapper and Reese Witherspoon, for her application of the cooperative model. Savvy has additionally won seven awards, and has been featured in Fast Company and the Boston Globe. Jen grew up with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and survived a brain tumor as an adult. She is also a health outcomes researcher at Columbia University Medical Center, a human factors engineer, and an FDA Consumer Representative.

Added April 22, 2020