Co-op Academy Spring 2019

Deadline to Apply: December 7th, 2018

Free intensive 5-month long training and support program called the Co-op Academy.

From Co-op Academy:

We help people go from idea to launching a worker owned business, known as worker cooperatives. Our Co-op Academy is for entrepreneurs who have an idea and at least one other partner get the support they need around their idea.

The Co-op Academy isn’t theoretical – we help your team structure your business from the inside out. Your co-op could be in business within a year.

Minimize the time and money spent on making mistakes to see if your business succeeds. Test it from the beginning without spending a dollar, and get the results and answers you need to shoulder the risk of a start-up. Get all this at no cost to you, free.

• Build out your business model and test it in the real world.

• Get support from pro bono lawyers.

• Get support from a mentor and regular one-on-one coaching.

• Get connected to an investor in worker co-ops.

• Continue to get support after the Academy finishes to ensure the success of your business.

• Become part of a trade association and network of cooperative businesses throughout the five boroughs.

• If you are a parent, we provide childcare if needed.


DEADLINE_APPLY_SP_2019_MEME.pngApplication deadline is Friday, December 7th 2018. 

Interviews with teams: NOW – December 7th, 2018
Start of Academy/Orientation: Monday, February 4th, 2019
Duration of the 2019 Spring Academy: February – June 2019
Dates are subject to change. We will notify applicants of any changes.

The Co-op Academy is held at our office in the Hunt’s Point section of the Bronx. We’re located at 1231 Lafayette Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY, 10474.

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