Meet the Start.coop team

The planning team behind Start.coop is uniquely equipped to innovate cooperative development. We are bringing together some of the brightest and most entrepreneurial minds in the co-op community for this project.


Greg Brodsky

Founder of The Bike Cooperative, Co-founder of the Independent Brewers Alliance, and Board Chair at Cooperative Development Institute

Lindsay Gaskins

President New Business Ventures at CCA Global, former vice-president at Sandbox Ventures incubator

Felipe Witchger

Co-founder & Director of Community Purchasing Alliance which is a social-purpose cooperative that leverages the buying power of schools, churches, and synagogues

Camille Kerr

Associate Director at the ICA Group, is a well known co-op developer with expertise in ESOPs, worker cooperatives, and other structures that empower workers and communities, focusing in child care and home care


Nathan Schneider

Co-founder of platform co-op conference. Known thought leader, professor at University of Colorado Boulder.

Howard Brodsky

Co-founder, CEO at CCA Global Partners, NCBA Board, Board Chair at Cooperatives for a Better World, NCBA Co-op Hall of Fame

Helene Lesterlin

Managing Director of Programs and Startup Services at The Trillions Co. focusing on impact investing and social innovation startups; Co-Founder and Managing Director of CO, a co-working co-op in Rhinebeck NY

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