Community Ownership: Business Innovation Conversation 5
Please join us on Thursday, October 15, from 6:30-8:30pm at Impact HUB Oakland for a conversation on community ownership. We will bring together entrepreneurs, executives, investors and students to discuss how cooperative business models empower people to realize their economic aspirations while strengthening their social capital and developing their communities.
In honor of National Cooperative Month, learn how cooperative business models promote shared ownership, wealth creation and community resiliency.Our panel will discuss:
- How cooperative businesses can be organized, governed and share wealth
- Local and national resources for starting and developing a thriving cooperative business
- Examples of how cooperatives are serving their communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond
- Rachel Vernon - CoFED: Empowering student-run food cooperatives
- Shiva Patel - Energy Solidarity Cooperative: Community-owned renewable energy
- Josh Danielson - Loconomics: Freelancer-owned cooperative
- Nika Quirk - Meridian University's Integral MBA in Creative Enterprise Program (moderator)
6:30 – 7:00pm: Networking
7:00 – 7:45pm: Panel Discussion
7:45 – 8:00pm: Q&A
8:00 – 8:30pm: More Networking
About Uptima Business Bootcamp's Business Innovation Series
Our Business Innovation Series is designed to engage entrepreneurs, executives, investors and students in conversations about key topics and issues relevant to creating a thriving business in today's business environment.
Our 2015 Business Innovation Series
Designing a New Economy: Please join us on Thursday, February 12, from 6:30-8:30pm for a conversation on designing a new economy. We will be bring together change makers,entrepreneurs and community leaders who recognize the limitations of our old systems and are ready to build something new.
Empathy in Business: Please join us on Thursday, April 16, from 6:30-8:30pm for a conversation on empathy in business. Our panel of business leaders will discuss how a culture of empathy is a vital component for developing a thriving business that serves its community.
Sharing Resources: Please join us on Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 6:30-8:30pm for a conversation on sharing resources. Our panel of business leaders will discuss opportunities to attract resources necessary to operate a business through various models of sharing.
Impact Investing: Please join us on Thursday, August 13, 2015, from 6:30-8:30pm for a conversation on impact investing. Our panel of investment professionals will discuss funding alternatives for businesses to achieve both positive financial returns and community impact.
Community Ownership: Please join us on Thursday, October 15, 2015, from 6:30-8:30pm for a conversation on community ownership.Our panel will discuss how cooperative business models empower people to realize their economic aspirations while strengthening their social capital and developing their communities.
When & Where
Uptima Business Bootcamp
Uptima Business Bootcamp is a network of member-owned business accelerators dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with greater access to hands-on education, resources and community to create thriving businesses.
Our business accelerators offer training in entrepeneurship for the "next economy" - balancing the need for financial sustainability with personal goals, and interest in creating positive social, environmental, and economic impact.