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Urban Cooperative

Urban Co-op Development Curricula

The following curriculum and accompanying materials were developed between 2014 and 2016 as part of an iteration of the Kris Olsen Traveling Cooperative Institute (TCI) program. This curriculum seeks to empower us to “collect ourselves” through the educational tools and enthusiasm needed to pursue cooperative entrepreneurship.

Part 1: Overview and Organizational Materials

Part 2: Building Co-op Awareness

Part 3: Understanding Cooperative Businesses

Part 4: Co-op Businesses - A Deeper Dive

Part 5: Steps to Starting a Co-op

Part 6: Understanding a Co-op Support Ecosystem in Denver

Part 7: Create a Mock Co-op