Exit to Community

Exit to Community

A new exit strategy for the startups we love

⛅️ Our vision

We believe businesses need an exit strategy with long-term benefits for all: an Exit to Community.

Most startups aim for an "exit” like getting acquired or going public, but these ownership transitions often pit startup founders and investors against the health of their community. We're enabling a new option, an Exit to Community β€” a path for startups to become owned and controlled by users, workers, and stakeholders who value and depend on the startup. With E2C, the businesses become a way to advance economic justice as a commons, not a commodity for investors to buy and sell. We created this site to help make E2C a more viable option for the startups we love.

🌻 Our resources

✨ Read our primer on the why & how of E2C

πŸ’ž Meet our 2020 Peer Learning Cohort

πŸ’« Watch past workshops

πŸŒ€ Explore E2C guides

πŸ’› Our community

πŸ“¬ Email e2c@zebrasunite.com

🦜 Follow @exittocommunity

πŸ’Œ Join the E2C mailing list

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E2C is a project of MEDLab at the University of Colorado Boulder and Zebras Unite, with support in 2020 from Basecamp, One Project, and Open Society Foundations, who are not responsible for the content. We created this site in collaboration with Valentine Erokhin of Optemization, with illustrations by Sita Magnuson of Dpict.

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