Startup Societies Network
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The Center for Decentralization: Startup Societies Network

The Startup Societies Network is the only think tank dedicated to studying and promoting decentralized governance. While other organizations may focus on blockchain technology, special jurisdictions, and new communities, only SSN works within all of these currents as though they are part of a larger river.

Startup Societies Network offers best practices and tools to promote decentralization, and has created a diverse and experienced network of thinkers and builders that are shaping the next generation of startup societies..

Best practices and tools

Clear guidelines and effective tools lower barriers to investment and reduce friction in the market by promoting trust. We study and publish best practices through our research arm, the Institute for Competitive Governance (ICG), as well as developing and sharing useful tools, such as our Dashboard and open source law community.

Networks for collaboration

Common networks reduce the transactional costs of beginning new ventures by making it easier to find like-minded  partners. We promote a “movement consciousness” of startup society entrepreneurs through conferences, popular content, and publishing news about the movement. Through these efforts, we have created a diverse and experienced network of partners who have come together to pursue their idea of startup societies.

Establishing partnerships

Buy-in from existing institutions is key to responsible startup society success. We partner with governments and established non-government institutions as key stakeholders, working to ensure local cooperation and support rather than conflict.

Team

Joseph McKinney
Joseph McKinney
Mark Frazier
Mark Frazier
Nathalie Mezza-Garcia
Nathalie Mezza-Garcia
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Andy Ng

Board of Directors

Patri Friedman
Patri Friedman
Matt McKibbin
Matt McKibbin
Joseph McKinney
Joseph McKinney
Bradley Allgood
Bradley Allgood
Mark Frazier
Mark Frazier

Advisors

Parag Khanna
Parag Khanna
Balaji Srinivasan
Balaji Srinivasan
Wade Shepard
Wade Shepard
Early Boykins
Early Boykins