Platform 6 exists to grow the co-operative economy. We're a platform co-operative with the goal of being an innovative engine for the creation of other new co-operatives. A mutual incubator. Our open P2P support model will enable us to crowdsource innovation, finance and support, and open up new opportunities to expand the co-operative sector.
We're bringing co-operative development into the era of the digital platform. Our vision is to build a rich, sustaining community of interest and active support, providing new start co-operatives with a nurturing environment that accelerates their early stage development and builds over the long term.
The co-operative values and principles that underpin our approach are closely aligned with those of the free/libre open source software movement, and we think that the co-operative business model offers real potential to address some of the big challenges in the FLOSS world.
We're providing a co-operative host here on Open Collective to encourage and support new co-operative start-ups, enabling them to raise funds from their crowd without the burden of needing to incorporate or set up a bank account.