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How to start a platform co‑op

A platform co-op founder’s journey can be challenging. At Co‑operatives UK we have a range of business support programmes to help you through every stage.

Learn more about Platform Co-ops

  1. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to hear about upcoming events, training and funding opportunities (select 'Support for platform/tech co‑ops from Unfound').
  2. Learn about the international platform co-ops movement.

Find out how to set-up and run a co-op

  1. Attend a virtual event or training programme.
  2. Use our guides and resources.

Tailored support – depending on the stage of your journey

  1. Email our UnFound team.
  2. Use our step-by-step start a co-op tool.
  3. Found out about raising community shares.
  4. Apply to the Hive support programme.
  5. Register your co-op.

Access our advice team’s specialist services.

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