The Governance Hackathon at Pollination 2019 explores the questions: How do regenerative collectives work? How do we make wise decisions across multiple organizations and communities? And finally, how does the regenerative collective of Bloom Network function as a cooperative?

We will publish the outcomes of this lab, so that anyone working on incorporating or governing a regenerative collective can reference what we’ve collected and created here.

Session 1: Finance across organizations :: Saturday 11am-12:30pm

Blended finance, multistakeholder cooperatives, bonds, stable currencies on the blockchain, and more. This group will research finance innovations that could be more widely deployed to support regenerative movements.

Session 2: Legal hybrids for regenerative cooperatives :: Saturday 2-4pm

Bloom Network’s collaborations span different types of organizations, including for profit, nonprofit, benefit corporation, cooperative, and non-financial types of organizations.

a) 3 use-cases that are emerging through Bloom Network, as examples of why this discussion is necessary. A hardware product, our webcasts program, and our governance structure itself

b) A DAO can do hybrids. A DAO expert, or as close to it that we can find, will teach people in this session how this works

c) Coalitions do this. Local food movements, community-owned power campaigns, Boston’s Ujima ProjectARMI, a regenerative medicine manufacturing “ecosystem” does this. Co-operative federations do this.

Session 3 :: Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm :: 3 Breakout groups focusing on specific problems

Team A: IP

Project 1) Working on non-fungible token concepts that could help develop P2P markets for designers, fabricators, and artists.

Project 2) Talking through the different IP structures that are needed soon for Bloom Network projects and connected collaborations

Team B: Configuring the Shares Distribution Model for Bloom Network

We would like to allow multiple forms of capital for buying in, and we would like help determining how to configure the percentage of total ownership each member gets, for example if it is weighted according to amount of buy-in and/or other ethical concerns.

Session 4: Setting the agenda for the coming year of the governance hackathon :: Sunday 2-4pm

a) Set dates and scope of each hacking session (virtual and distributed)
b) Determine who we’ll invite and what teams are needed 

For deeper background on what’s going on here, you can check out this blog post.

The Governance Hackathon is sponsored by AragonAragon empowers you to freely organize and collaborate without borders or intermediaries. Create global, bureaucracy-free organizations, companies, and communities.