Funds $10K per team
Offers 2 Mentors
Funds 8 startups per year
Markets Consulting Consumer Logistics/Supply Chain Marketing Retail +18
Invests in North America United States
An intense program of entrepreneurial education and mentorship, guiding entrepreneurs down the path from idea to successful co-op at scale.

Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs in building transformative, scaleable cooperatively owned businesses, and in creating viable, sustainable alternatives to economic consolidation. Start.coop is accelerating a new generation of transformative cooperative businesses. We provide mentorship, workshops, platform services, and investment for entrepreneurs seeking to launch cooperatively owned enterprises at scale.

Knowledge & Training

Start.coop provides far more training than most accelerators, covering the full set of entrepreneurial skills required by successful co-op entrepreneurs. Our curriculum ranges from cooperative governance to digital marketing. Classes are conducted on a rotating schedule of virtual and in-person over the 10 weeks.

Mentorship

Connect to our growing mentor network made up of world class entrepreneurs, experts, ...
An intense program of entrepreneurial education and mentorship, guiding entrepreneurs down the path from idea to successful co-op at scale.

Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs in building transformative, scaleable cooperatively owned businesses, and in creating viable, sustainable alternatives to economic consolidation. Start.coop is accelerating a new generation of transformative cooperative businesses. We provide mentorship, workshops, platform services, and investment for entrepreneurs seeking to launch cooperatively owned enterprises at scale.

Knowledge & Training

Start.coop provides far more training than most accelerators, covering the full set of entrepreneurial skills required by successful co-op entrepreneurs. Our curriculum ranges from cooperative governance to digital marketing. Classes are conducted on a rotating schedule of virtual and in-person over the 10 weeks.

Mentorship

Connect to our growing mentor network made up of world class entrepreneurs, experts, and co-op developers. We are honored that our mentor network includes multiple co-op hall of fame inductees.

Platform Services

Ranging from human resources, member management software, marketing platforms, rebate tracking, accounting, and cloud services, our proven shared services and tools allow individual co-ops to benefit from the power of cooperation.

Investment
A $10,000 Investment + we provide strategy to leverage shareholder fundraising, co-op loan programs, social impact investors, and traditional investors.

10 Weeks of Intensity

The formal programming at Start.coop lasts for 10 weeks. It’s a short amount of time for all that gets accomplished. We will be in person for the few weeks, then meet virtually, then back together for a closing round of work.

We believe enough in each participant that we hand them $10,000. In exchange for the cash, the program, and all the follow-up support, you agree to share a small amount of future revenue back to Start.coop so that we can fund our work with other co-ops.

This non-extractive investment structure was designed to make Start.coop a partner in the success of each new coop that we create together. Our incentives are aligned with the founders, to find a path to sufficient, sustainable revenues. Our graduates can also become owners of Start.coop sharing in any surplus profits generated.
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Staff

Greg Brodsky
Admin
Greg Brodsky Founder Founder @ Start.Coop
Michael 'Luni' Libes
Admin
Michael 'Luni' Libes 25+ year, 6x serial entrepreneur turned trainer, mentor, and author
William Reid
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