Please join us on November 20-21 at Impact HUB Oakland to design businesses that support wealth creation through shared ownership.
This challenge is open to anyone, including business leaders, community organizers, designers, technologists and students, interested in developing businesses that can contribute to a more inclusive and equitable economy through shared ownership. Come learn more about cooperative business models, meet cooperative owners and developers, network with others interested in cooperatives and design businesses. Bring your ideas for developing cooperative businesses and/or platforms to support cooperative ownership. For more information on schedule, speakers, mentors, judges and prizes, please visit http://www.cooperativechallenge.com.
Many of the systemic problems with our economy aris from the standard ownership models of large profit-maximizing corporations. Cooperatives root the ownership of economic activity in community and can pursue social and beneficial practices that would be incompatible with a profit maximization mandate. As a result, cooperatives empower people to realize their economic aspirations while strengthening their social capital and developing their communities.
During the course of the weekend, we encourage participants to think about how cooperative business models can be used in any industry to promote wealth creation and community resiliency.We challenge participants to conceptualize, test and rapidly prototype business ideas that promote shared ownership.
Our two-day challenge includes:
- Innovation talks from cooperative owners and developers
- Collaborative problem solving and team presentations
- Prizes and other giveaways
- Food from local vendors
|Friday, Nov 20|
|6:30pm||Doors Open & Registration|
|7:00pm||Dinner & Networking|
|7:30pm||Welcome & Speakers|
|8:00pm||Pitches Start (Bring Your Ideas)|
|8:30pm||Teams Form & Begin Working on Solutions|
|Saturday, Nov 21|
|8:00am||Doors Open & Breakfast|
|10:00am||Call for Help (Mentors Available)|
|2:00pm||Final Pitch Preparation|
|5:30pm||Dinner & Judging|
|6:00pm||Awards, Networking & Wrap-up|
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.