Simon Borkin

Simon Borkin

Programme Development Lead at Co-operatives UK

Simon is Programme Development Lead at Co-operatives UK. His work focuses on community enterprise development with a specialism in community shares.

He is currently leading on the Community Shares Unit (CSU) and Community Shares Booster Programme schemes, funded by Barrow Cadbury and Power to Change. He is also closely involved in the organisation’s work regarding co‑operative innovation and technology, in which he is developing and delivering projects that seek to support co‑operative models in new sectors, models and regions.

Building the cooperative cloud

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Wouter Tebbens, Co-Founder and President of the Free Knowledge Institute; Chris Croome from UK co-op Webarchitects; Alexandre Bourlier and Sophie Rocher from happy-dev.fr  discussing their work developing a suite of cooperatively owned and managed open source tools to rival Google and Apple; a shared technical infrastructure to enable co-operators to move away from data harvesting […]

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Working Session – Mapping the cooperative / solidarity economy

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Following on from the introductory session on the Main stage Louis Cousin from Cooperatives Europe will lead a working session on mapping the cooperative / solidarity ecosystem. This collaborative working session will feature input from Colm Massey from the Solidarity Economy Association; Laura James Co-founder at Digital Life Collective; Tom Ivey from domains.coop; and the audience – […]

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Open space

Open space

This session has been allocated to:   Platform 6 – crowdsourcing cooperative start-ups and scale-ups. Mark Simmonds and Graham Mitchell, co-founders of Platform 6, set out the current state of play for this new platform co-op, invite you to join and co-design the future of cooperative development. Share on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare on FacebookShare on […]

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The Capital conundrum

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The dominant platforms, like Uber and AirBnb were able to use millions of dollars to get to scale. But, without venture capital, what can platform co-ops do to match their growth? In this session, Vivian Woodell, ex CEO of The Phone Co-op and now head of The Foundation for Co-operative Innovation, will lead an open […]

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Open space

Open space

This session as been allocated to: Amin Saleem will present his work on creating a buying platform for social enterprises and co-ops as well as the open source development platform https://opengift.io/pub Share on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare on FacebookShare on Google+

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Open space

Open space

This session has been allocated to:   Phil Honigman, tribute.coop – How a cooperative governance can be used to fund the commons. Phil will present the potential of contributive tokens for a generative economy, and will invite participants to challenge the multi-stakeholder governance model we envisioned for distributing funding. Share on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare on […]

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Open space

Open space

This session as been allocated to:   John F. Robert will introduce, in the ‘smartcontract’ context, Tokenisation as a Language, or how code can become our next valuation language in support of a co-operative market. (Selected at OpenKn Belgium 2018 & video links at OpenTokenomics.io) Share on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare on FacebookShare on Google+

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