University of Colorado Boulder
Purpose Ventures eG
Many online platforms struggle to create a loyal base of value-contributing, brand-championing, fairly treated users. A new generation of startups has turned to a time-tested strategy: shared ownership. Around the world, the "platform co-op" movement is bringing cooperative business models to the online economy. We’ll hear from sustainable, transformative companies that are ultimately accountable not to short-term profits, but to the people they depend on—their users.