The Co-op Academy is a holistic cooperative entrepreneurship training and mentorship program with an emphasis on creating sustainable, member-owned businesses.
Using curriculum developed with partners around the region and an outgrowth of proven, successful models for co-op incubation, Worcester Roots holds an intensive 14 week co-op incubation program each fall. Services and resources provided include: one-on-one followup and mentorship, connections to networks of co-ops and co-op funders, know-how and expert advice on the nuts and bolts of co-op development.
The next Co-op Academy begins September 2020.
Sessions were held 5:30-8:30pm, Wednesday evenings, September 11th to December, 2019 in Worcester, MA.
An application process is required.
If interested, please APPLY HERE. Deadline is September 1th, 2020.
Announcing the clean energy track!
•Additional clean tech specific curriculum
•Industry-specific support and networking opportunities
Use same application form above.
Las sesiones serán un día de la semana en la tarde de septiembre hasta diciembre, 2020 en Worcester, MA.
Es necesario este proceso de aplicación.
PLUG INTO THE CO-OP MOVEMENT: AUDIT THE ACADEMY!
CONSIDER AUDITING IF YOU:
–Have a business idea, but no team yet
–Are interested in plugging into an existing co-op
–Are on a membership track at a co-op and want to learn
–Are part of a community-based organization interested in developing co-ops in the future