Rethinking traditional business models; why users should own the companies they help build
Actionable insights for funders, founders & allies
Hi! I’m Esme, founder of Atmos. After a 3 month hiatus, I’m back with a new newsletter. Same format, different name. We talk about how to build community with your business, collective ownership, and raising aligned funding. I’ll try and always make this the best thing you read on the last Sunday of the month. If you enjoy what you’ve read today please like it above and share it with friends.
I’m back in the UK for July ☀️ We’re 1/3 of the way through our learning course and we’re opening up a few more spots for the remaining 2 modules. If you want to meet like-minded entrepreneurs and join a bunch of businesses cooperating together and supporting one another join us on July 2nd at 12 BST for our next module on staying accountable to your social mission. (spots are limited).
📅 Cassie Robinson | Reconsidering the Dark Matter of Funding, July 14
🎧 Brave New work | When purpose meets profit with Mara Zepeda
Venture ESG released a VC-wide survey, to better understand the current landscape of ESG in VC
Ernest Capital has rebranded as Calm Company Fund
A report by Investing For Good finds not all investors are proving the same rigour in terms of setting, negotiation and verification of impact targets
For Founders and Allies
📅 Outlandish | Inspiration & help for folks starting social-change companies, Jul 08
Wikimedia Foundation| Hiring for an Associate Project Manager
Hatch Enterprise | Hiring for Head of Community
Library of Things| Hiring for a Front End Developer
Tech Nation| Free six-month programme for underrepresented founders
BSWN | Equity free incubator for social enterprises
NEF+ | A entrepreneurial learning programme for early-stage founders
Carbon 13 | A Venture Builder for the climate emergency
Kings cross Impact Hub | A 9-month programme for sustainable food-related businesses
Toast Ale released an Import Report explaining how they are creating positive change for the planet
Re-generate puts together a map of the supporting infrastructure for purpose-driven businesses
Branch releases A Sustainable Internet for All - Issue 2
Funding | Directory of social investors and advisers
Rewards-based Crowdfunding | Raise capital directly from your customers
Revenue-based financing | Flexible finance from £10k - £2m
Competition | Win $50,000 in funding
Grants | For research projects addressing the conservation of the UK’s woodland
Celebrating Collective Ownership
📅 OxLEP Business | How cooperatives are driving company innovation, June 30th
📅 International Day of Cooperatives | Rebuild better together, July 3rd
How users can own the companies they help build, and why this is could be better than the current status quo
Cooperatives UK and The Employee Ownership Association launches the Ownership Hub to support cities to grow the numbers of employee and worker-owned businesses
Until next month!
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