Before the Startup Societies Foundation, there was no way to easily collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs. So we built the world's first platform to do just that.
The SSF Dashboard is a comprehensive database of startup societies around the globe. Track their autonomy, economic policies and connect with users working to build a brighter future.
Our team designed the SSF Dashboard from the ground up to centralize, organize and disseminate information like nothing before. Many powerful features are built right in, such as:
The Startup Societies Foundation wishes to thank the following leaders for their contributions. Without their assistance, the Dashboard project would not be possible.
Professor Tom W. Bell earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1993, then practiced law in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., before serving as a policy director at the Cato Institute.
In 1998, he joined the faculty of Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, where he teaches all of the first-year common law courses and electives in high-tech and intellectual property law.
Bell has published papers on copyright, Internet law, polycentric law, prediction markets, and the Third Amendment (the one about quartering troops). His books include “Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good" (Mercatus, 2014) and “Your Next Government? From the Nation State to Stateless Nations” (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
Bell also advises companies developing special economic zones on the design of their legal systems.
The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) catalyzes communities for a regenerative world. GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives that bridge cultures, countries, and continents.
GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.
GEN is composed of 5 regional networks, spanning the globe. The network is made up of approximately 10,000 communities and related projects where people are living together in greater ecological harmony.
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that documents the visions and experiences of life in community, and actively promotes dialogue and cooperation among communities.
Intentional communities are often aware of themselves as different from mainstream culture, and many choose to highlight these differences. Yet, virtually all communities share a common root value of cooperation. The Fellowship for Intentional Community facilitates the extension of cooperation beyond membership boundaries and common values, understanding that differences can be a cause for celebration, and an occasion for enrichment and growth.
The Fellowship is helping draw the circles of cooperation ever larger, and assisting with the personal stretching that this requires In that spirit, FIC membership is open to everyone.