co-op school

Join Co-op School, a two day training to learn everything about setting up a business


Do you enjoy working with others? Then Co-op Bootcamp is for you! Join a 2-day training course to help you start a business with others.

What is a Co-Op?

A “Co-Op” or Co-operative is a type of business that allows groups of people to share responsibilities as well as profits. Co-ops are owned and run by those who participate in them. There are over 7,000 co-ops in the UK, like architecture firms, bakeries, cafes and of course local shops on the high street.

Why be a Co-op?

Co-operatives reduce the risks associated with starting a business by allowing people to work together, sharing the tasks, workload and the profit. This collaborative structure helps co-operatives to be far more successful than other business models because people can achieve more together than on their own. Cooperatives also enable communities to take ownership of assets and help spread wealth locally.

How do I start?

Co-op Bootcamp will take place on 9 -10 December. Participants must join for both informative and fun days. There is no fee for participating but spaces are limited. If you’re looking for more collaborators, come to the Open Project Nights to meet others. Why do it alone, when you can do it together!

Day 1: Monday 9 December | 10.00am - 4.00pm

Day 2: Tuesday 10 December | 10.00am - 4.00pm

Sessions will be led by experts from Business Launchpad, and take place at The Warehouse, 47 Thames Road, Barking, IG11 0HQ. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.