As an aspiring coopreneur with a solid rooting in both how to bootstrap small business and how to facilitate team/group process, I visited Mondragon in 2015. Since then, I’ve visited another 20 coops. I’ve read probably 2000 pages of lit, been to "the conferences," and am generally a poster-child for being "informed" about coops; however, being in the Deep South, without a coop legal ecosystem, I still haven’t made a coop start.
Is it for lack of a biz idea? No. Lack of co-founders? No. Lack of customers? No. Lack of funding? Not particularly. We lack coop structuring support. (& no, I don’t want another pamplet). There’s a biz idea in here to serve aspiring coopreneurs with a coop-structuring platform coop, and y’all have the expertise & network to make it fly. Who (is already or) could make it happen?
For more details, see the below thread on Twitter when I called on Equal Exchange package their structuring as a drag-and-drop model.