Space Cooperative

www.space.coop

The future is here. The future is cooperative.

Space Cooperative Inc. is a worker-owned California Cooperative Corporation focused on space expansion, crewed by a diverse global team that includes engineers, architects, futurists, artists, and software developers.

We realized that to change our footprint on Earth and transpire them to the planets beyond, it would require an interdisciplinary approach. Hence we grew our cooperative to become the template of the global collaboration we seek. Our vision for the future is the fulfillment of the human potential, a “best” version of ourselves as a species: adventurous, peaceful, autonomous, active and productive, guided by curiosity and promise of experiencing the full plenitude of the universe at large.

One of our major projects is Space Decentral, a citizen-led space program, designed to allow anyone to make their visions of our future in space a reality – through crowdsourcing and crowdfunding the next generation of space initiatives. Besides Space Decentral, Cooperative members are also internally developing space mission concepts such as the Deep Space Gateway Planetary Quarantine Facility,Robotic Asteroid Prospector, and Water Walls Life Support Architecture, which are projects led by Space Cooperative co-owner Dr. Marc Cohen.

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Solstice Cooperative

www.solstice.coop

Solstice is a generalist activities and jobs cooperative where a great diversity of profiles and activities come together. Three major sectors dominate their approach:

  • Consulting and training
  • Business service
  • Service to individuals

Solstice’s business revolves around three main Missions carried out by a team of nine people, dedicated to services for entrepreneurs, for the management and development of activities and employment:

  • The Administration Mission – requirements for entrepreneurs’ activities
  • The Support Mission – for the development of entrepreneurs’ activities
  • The Animation Mission – for the network of entrepreneurs

Twenty years ago, activity cooperatives took their first steps in the Rhône-Alpes. Fifteen years ago, Solstice and Pollen took their first steps in Drôme and Ardèche. Since then, Solstice has made its way by actively participating in the creation of Copéa , by supporting the creation of Cabestan and Natura Scop.

Solstice participated in all the collective actions launched by Copéa , such as Louty , the training of accompanying persons or the effective writing of the ESS law and its implementing decree. Necessary for the legal recognition of our particular form of cooperative, this law and this decree define the reference legal framework of an activity and employment cooperative (CAE) and the status of associate salaried entrepreneur (ESA) of a CAE. Recognized, CAEs are secure. This framework allows us to be in an easier relationship with the administrations and partners, and set us rules and constraints.

Entrepreneurship in CAE means above all joining a  shared company and joining a collective of entrepreneurs who pool services intended to promote the development and management of their activities. Solstice CAE brings together and legally hosts multiple economic activities , carried out by associate salaried entrepreneurs who exercise their profession in complete autonomy and assume full economic responsibility.  The status of associate salaried entrepreneur , offered only in CAE, combines the freedom of the self-employed status with the security of the employee status. Solstice CAE is a network, a place of learning, training and exchange, in which entrepreneurs benefit from personalized support .

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Jharkhand Co-operative Milk Federation

www.jmf.coop

Medha Dairy is an integral part of the Jharkhand Milk Federation. In March 2014, JMF joined hands with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to extend the developmental spirit of the dairy development programme in the state of Jharkhand. Since then, they have successfully impacted the lives of thousands of people of the state. They have taught the farmers a dairy-boosted way of life that benefits all stakeholders including themselves in one way or the other.

Jharkhand State Milk Federation (JMF) implemented various dairy development programme in the State for a period of five years. Subsequently, NDDB took over the existing Government Dairy at Ormanjhi in August 2014 and two other dairies at Deoghar and Koderma in September 2014. In April 2014, NDDB further took over the management of JMF which included milk procurement, processing and marketing activities. NDDB also agreed to lend its brand “Mother Dairy” – which is renowned for its high-quality milk and milk products in the country – to support local brand “Medha”. It not only helped the brand to get established but also enable it capture a reasonable share of the Jharkhand Milk market.

It is due to the consistent support that Medha receives, it is able to provide 1 lac litres of milk every day. They are thankful to and proud of the people they are associated with in this journey. They find it extremely delighting to be able to touch and enrich so many lives at the same time.

Their core philosophy at Medha is to stay true to their roots, i.e., Jharkhand. The brand tagline also aims at capturing the same essence – HarboondmeinSehat, Harboondmein Jharkhand.

They are committed to serve the people of the state with the best quality, hygienic, unadulterated milk which contributes to the development of a healthy and strong people.

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Heart Of England Cooperative

www.heartofengland.coop

Heart of England are an independent, regional co-operative society, known as the Heart of England Co-operative Society Limited. Their origins go back to 1832, when the Lockhurst Lane Industrial Co-operative Society was founded, near Coventry. Their current name came into being in January 2000, after more than 185 years during which more than twenty local, independent co-operative societies joined together to pool their resources.

Their vision is to be an innovative regional business, always seeking opportunities for profitable growth, whilst demonstrating that a retail co-operative society can bring genuine benefits to local customers, members and communities.

Their Mission as a consumer co-operative is to provide good value for money through a range of shopping facilities and services. Their trading practices are based on a combination of sound co-operative business ethics and the need to trade profitably. They will always seek ways to share their success with their members and the local communities in which they trade.

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Hopsters Coop Brewery

www.hopsters.coop

WHAT IS HOPSTERS’ MISSION?
“To foster a community of beer lovers to connect, learn, create and have fun through beer.”

VALUES

Collaboration – Hopsters will be the birthplace for great beer. Our members will have an integral part in designing and voting on what we brew. The beer will not simply be the Brewery’s beers, but will truly be a reflection of our members and belong to them.
Education – We believe that beer education will foster a deeper appreciation for beer. We will promote beer education through a range of on-site activities that will develop according to the wishes of our members and size of the brewery.
Community – Hopsters plans to be a viable member in the local community and across Australia. We look forward to building relationships with craft brewers, other co-ops and local businesses.

WHAT DOES ‘MEMBER DRIVEN BEER’ MEAN?
Quite simply, it means that we’ll aim to develop our beer styles using input from Hopsters members. And in turn, that means we’ll be creating beer styles that appeal to our membership.

As a co-operative, we have a very unique model compared to the operation of other craft breweries. We source, and will continue to source, recipes for our beers from our membership. Home brewer members may even have the opportunity to get their beer on tap at Hopsters, if their recipe wins a competition.

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Stevia Hellas

www.steviahellas.coop

At Stevia Hellas Coop we believe in Cooperation, Sustainability & Commitment. Together we grow better products and evolve faster. Our overall goal is to ensure long-term success with both environmental and social benefits. Therefore, the development of the cooperative is multi-dimensional based on three pillars:
environment – economy – society

Our mission has always been to seek the potential of our lands and our people and be an active part of rural area development . We employ several seasonal and permanent staff each year helping the economical development of Central Greece. Our coop is a motivation for young farmers and new start-ups to take action and improve their quality of life despite the current challenging economical conditions.

Stevia Hellas is a values-driven cooperative, dedicated to sustainable growth.

We  preserve  our coops’ economic growth with respect to:  

• Our People

• Our Cooperative

• Sustainability

• Protection Of The Environment

By consistently delivering the ingredients of success for food, health and pharmaceutical solutions, we will be the partner of choice to our clients worldwide. Our commitment is to provide best quality materials for industries & top end-products for the retail/wholesale market and consumers. Our 100% European products meet high quality standards with stable taste and quality that fulfil the unique needs of Food & Beverage industries all over the world. We are a values-driven team of people who are making the right ethical choices in producing, sourcing and preparing food ingredients that can make positive social, economic and ecological impacts. We help industries to grow better products and consumers to live a balanced and healthy life. Improving food quality has an immediate effect on overall sustainability.

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Start.coop

www.start.coop

Start.coop accelerates the growth and development of the next generation of scalable co-operative businesses by providing entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and financing necessary to build businesses that share prosperity among the many, not just the few. Founded in 2018, Start.coop graduated five teams in its inaugural class and recently welcomed six new teams into the accelerator for 2020. From patient-centered healthcare innovation to home ownership for military families, every co-op in the Start.coop community has incredible potential for both scale and impact. Learn more in this 2-minute video intro.

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Reinblau eG

www.reinblau.coop

Reinblau cooperative has around 20 members spread across Germany. As a decentralized agency, they have a lot of experience working together in agile teams, even across spatial distances. 

At their meetings, they attach great importance to ensuring that everyone in the team can contribute equally and that their concerns are heard. For example, their team meetings are in open space format , in which everyone can present their topics and work on them in groups. They have also developed inclusive formats for other meetings and workshops in order to discuss efficiently and productively and to make decisions together.

Reinblau design and develop solutions: from websites and intranets to mobile apps and content management systems to complex e-commerce applications. They offer complete solutions as well as scalable micro services with interfaces (API) and front-end frameworks – in agile, iterative processes, always geared towards the greatest possible benefit for the user.

In a rapidly changing world, organizations need to become more agile and flexible. Identification and shared responsibility contribute to greater satisfaction and commitment. Reinblau help you transform your organization: by strengthening agile processes and ways of thinking, by competencies for leadership that leave room for development and by methods for more effective meetings that are fun.

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Fecolfín

www.fecolfin.coop

Fecolfín are the specialised Federation of Credit and Savings Cooperatives of Colombia with headquarters in the city of Bogotá. Fecolfín was created in May 2012 as a second degree Cooperative body that integrates only Cooperative entities with financial activity.
Its main objective is to assume the defence and representation of the Savings and Credit & Financial Cooperatives as a specialised union, especially in regulatory matters, which affect the free competition of this sector and the equality rights enshrined in the Colombian Constitution, compared to traditional financial operators. Likewise, advance the union defence of this sub-sector and promote modern and inclusive legislation based on the issuance of public policies by the Colombian state, to generate a country of owners through the financial cooperative model. Finally, promote the orderly and systematic growth of its affiliates especially, in the link of new associates to these self-management entities.

OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES
• Advocate for good cooperative government
• Transparency, responsibility, suitability, honesty and commitment
• Application of the best known business practices in the world
• Financial, technological, administrative, environmental and social field
• Specialized union defense of cooperativism
• Consistent and unique integration model
• Promote own, modern and inclusive legislation
• Design of public policies that facilitate growth, under equal conditions
• Represent the union at national and international level
• Promote financial inclusion
• Co-branded
• Create value, face the competition and participate with a greater proportion of the market
• Promotion of institutional capital
• Accumulation of own capital to generate confidence and security
• Digital leadership
• Innovation and digital entrepreneurship through immersion in new knowledge

As a specialised union of savings and credit cooperatives, financial and financial entities owned by cooperative groups with a presence in more than 51% of entities such as banks or other non-cooperative entities, FECOLFIN currently has 56 cooperative entities: 49 Cooperatives of Savings and Credit, two Financial Cooperatives, two cooperatively owned Banks and a cooperatively owned commercial finance company.

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The Central Union of the Russian Federation.

www.rus.coop

Consumer cooperation since 1831 has been helping its shareholders, which today number more than 1.5 million, to produce, store and sell their products. Consumer cooperation has its own system of cooperative education, in which 70 thousand students study, and provides a number of social and domestic services in remote and sparsely populated areas of Russia.

The Central Union of Russia is a socially-oriented system of economic development within territories, providing employment, establishing stability in society and developing regional infrastructure. The structure of consumer cooperation in Russia includes voluntary associations of consumer societies and unions of consumer societies of various levels, the hierarchy of which is headed by the Central Union.

The formation of the structure of the cooperative system occurred at the beginning of the 20th century on a territorial basis. Today, it includes 2,300 consumer societies from 71 regions of Russia, which unite 111 regional consumer unions and over 1,500,000 shareholders. Consumer cooperatives provide goods and services to residents of 89,000 communities across the country.

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