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Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp

Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp

May 7, 4:00pm - May 21, 4:00pm


Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp is for entrepreneurs or community members interested in building a co-operative enterprise next training session will begin on May 7. For a nominal fee, participants receive valuable information, guidance, support and gain access to the BCCA’s network of co-op leaders Plus, the Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp sessions are now VIRTUAL! This means you can take the course from anywhere in BC!

This spring, the BCCA, in partnership with Upper Columbia Co-operative Council, Vancity, and financial support from the province of British Columbia, will host the spring session of the popular Co-operate Now: Co-op Development Bootcamp intended for social entrepreneurs and community-minded groups interested in starting their own co-op. The next session will launch with an interactive kick-off event on May 7; the program's goal is for participants to leave with a draft business model and the knowledge, connections, and action plan for getting to incorporation.

Classes will be held online, twice a week, from May 7 to 25 and then resume in September. Co-operate Now instructors provide a wide range of expertise and will be joining the program from across BC. Between classes, instructors will be available for one-on-one coaching to guide participants as they transform their co-operative ideas into reality.

For application, cost and schedule info, please use link provided.

Please note, the application deadline for this session is April 30, 2021.
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