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Creating a future that’s everyone’s business

Why a Co-operative to make new Co-operatives

Co-operative businesses need incubation like any other type of business.   Incubation requires skilled and experienced people to do stuff before the business can be formed and operate. 

Incubator.coop allows Projects (pre-formation Co-operatives) looking for those people a place to find them. 

These people are “us”, the membership of incubator.coop.

As a Member you benefit in providing those skills to the Projects you want to support.  Members can use the tools we developed to do their work confidently, despite the uncertain conditions.

Accelerator Program commences 4th of February 2019

Join as a Social User or Full Member in order to work on, collaborate and engage with any of the Cohort. 
The cohort consists of:

Name

Description

Founder

Verge CoHousing A CoHousing Co-op (Adelaide, SA) Elle Vallance
Valley and Plains Renewable Energy A renewable energy Co-op (Barossa Valley, SA) Rachel Brdanovic
Rock and Ranges Craft Brewery Co-op A Co-op micro brewery (Macedon Ranges, VIC) Luke Spievogal
TideWater A Worker Co-op with an innovation that de-salinates seawater into freshwater using tide and gravity energy only (Adelaide, SA) Sir Charlie Madden
Loconomics Australia Platform Co-op for booking household and personal services from local suppliers (Melbourne, VIC) Sam Waterhouse
NeedsMap Australia A platform for connecting charitable needs with donors using a smart-map interface (Melbourne, VIC) Rohan Clarke
Chooks SA A 2000+ strong online community fighting for gender equality seeking to become a Co-op (Adelaide, SA) Moira Were
Carbon Farming Collective A platform for trading of ACCU (Carbon offsets) using blockchain settlements (Townsville, QLD) Daryl Killin

Social User

  • Network with other Co-operators
  • Create or Join Groups
  • Check out what's happening
  • Promote what you're doing

Co-op Member

All the benefits of a Social User +

  • Vote on the direction of incubator.coop
  • Access courses, webinars, web-tools and software
  • Exchange with other Members using the security of a Treaty

Platform Co-operatives

Platform Co-operative’s operate online and members tend to be more geographically dispersed than a traditional Co-operative where members enjoy geographic proximity.

Local Co-operatives

Local Co-operatives are member-owned, democratically controlled and serving the local community with services, products or infrastructure that they need.