Co-op feasibility class

This free class is designed for groups who have an idea for a business cooperative.
Evaluate. Refine. Get feedback.
Evaluate. Refine. Get feedback.

Class Overview

Session 1
Introduction to the class and cooperative structures 

Session 2
The Cooperative Ownership Canvas

Session 3
The Business Model Canvas in a cooperative context

Session 4
Co-op law and finance

Session 5
Cohort presentations

Session 6 (optional)
Conversion of an existing business to cooperative ownership


For groups interested in:

  • Starting or growing a cooperative, or
  • Converting an existing business into a cooperative.

We accept up to 15 cooperative ideas per session.

This class is not for groups starting housing cooperatives.

Schedule and attendance

  • This is an online class. You must attend all the sessions.
  • We typically hold two sessions a week.
  • Each session is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Sessions are held virtually.

The next cohort begins June 13.

Apply for a spot in the next class

Contact us

Small Business Team

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415