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Startups for Good - Miles Lasater EPISODE 23, 29th March 2021
Nathan Schneider & Danny Spitzberg, Organizers, Exit to Community Project
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Nathan Schneider & Danny Spitzberg, Organizers, Exit to Community Project

Nathan Schneider is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the Media Enterprise Design Lab. His most recent book is Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy. Danny Spitzberg is a user researcher for a cooperative economy.

Nathan and Danny join me today to discuss their Exit to Community report that they have been recently working on. They share with us recent examples of other exit to community companies that we would be familiar with. They also talk about another effort, Start Co-op. We also discuss if innovation is tied to risk taking and they share their advice with us.

“The cool thing that this startup culture is good at is, is being nimble and being a pivot and enabling really creative exploration to figure out where the market fit is where the who the true community really is, and sometimes it takes some time to figure that out.” - Nathan Schneider

Today on Startups for Good we cover:

  • Policy changes that are needed when to support  exit to community
  • Thinking about the exit during the start up phase
  • Blockchain compared to co-op models
  • Sharing equity with users and the SEC take on it
  • How tech enabled co-ops can access capital
  • If co-ops can scale quickly

Learn more at the  exit to community website


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