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WE ARE CREATING A DIGITAL ACCELERATOR
FOR LAUNCHING PLATFORM COOPERATIVES

Our goal is to help independent local businesses & communities become more financially resilient through collaboration

Why this? Why Now?

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and now more than ever people living in cities need access to independently run spaces where creativity and community can thrive.

Establishing platform cooperatives is an effective way to make independent spaces and communities more financially resilient. If they work alone they might not survive. By working together they will be able to access new funding, leverage new technologies, attract new customers and reduce their costs.

 

WHAT WE DO

1.

We approach likeminded spaces and communities within a local district

2.

We host virtual and in person workshops to identify shared opportunities and challenges

3.

We co-create and launch a platform cooperative

WHAT IS A PLATFORM COOPERATIVE?

A platform cooperative is a cooperatively owned, democratically governed organisation that establishes a website to facilitate the sale of goods and/or services. Platform cooperatives are an alternative to venture capital-funded platforms insofar as they are owned and governed by those who depend on them most—workers, users, and other relevant stakeholders.

WHY WE DO IT

To protect and support the grass roots organisations and spaces that make our cities better

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OUR VISION

Enabling Local Action

 

We believe in the power of collaboration over competition. We also believe in the importance of physical spaces in (re)building community and unleashing creativity. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and now more than ever people living in cities need access to spaces where creativity and community can thrive.

Dreamspaces is designed to enable collective action at a local scale. From transforming spaces to co-creating events and sharing mailing lists. From making art together to launching new businesses.

The show must go on!

Let's make 2021 a year to remember!