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Data Systems

Data Systems Inc. is a Worker Owned Cooperative that has been in business for over 30 years.

It is our mission to provide our clients with affordable administrative software that is uniquely capable of handling their business needs, while providing superior customer service, support, customizations and integrations. We solve mission critical problems and eliminate time lost due to double data entry.

Here at Data Systems, we have a vision of building and implementing software solutions to support and grow the Cooperative Economy and strengthen our Regional Food System. Our associate developer Kanishka Azimi has recently completed work on our first contribution to the cooperative movement, a web based application that can be used by worker cooperatives for tracking member patronage, equity and dividends. Find out more at www.camp.coop.

Located: 
Burlington, VT
Founded: 
1978
Worker-owners: 
(4)
Aaron Desrochers, Don Schramm, Barbara Nolfi, Katie Ormiston

Palante Technology Cooperative

Palante Technology Cooperative is a worker cooperative dedicated to providing web, database, and general technology consulting and support to social justice oriented organizations and progressive nonprofits. The Palante Tech team (currently five workers) combines a breadth of experience to develop solutions that are informed and shaped by our clients' missions, constituencies and target audiences. We’ve developed a deep understanding of the needs of our clients and an expertise in providing affordable, effective solutions that enhance and sustain their work. All members of the Palante Tech team are strongly committed to social justice and have experience as activists and organizers in our own communities; this personal investment further informs and drives our work.

Located: 
Brooklyn, NY
Founded: 
2010
Worker-owners: 
(4)
Jack Aponte, Jon Goldberg, Jamila Khan, Joseph Lacey

Agaric

Agaric helps people create and use powerful web sites.  As a collective of skilled workers, Agaric collaborates with you and open source free software communities to develop tools and build platforms that meet your needs.

Located: 
Boston | Denver | Minneapolis | Puebla, Mexico | Managua, Nicaragua
Founded: 
2006
Worker-owners: 
(6)
Benjamin Melançon, David Valdez, Michele Metts, Christopher Thompson, Mauricio Dinarte, Clayton Dewey

FullSteam Labs

FullSteam Labs is a worker-owned tech cooperative specializing in beautiful and functional custom websites, tailored solutions for web-based tech, content strategy, and graphic design for screen and print. Those services, along with the small team and dedicated attention we provide, is a robust suite for companies and nonprofit organizations.

With an eye toward building a brighter future, we are passionate about using design and technology in ways that are both inventive and intentional. Our focus on content and functionality, and our team approach, begins at the very first point of contact – and is consistent throughout our journey with you.

Located: 
Asheville, NC
Founded: 
2013
Worker-owners: 
(3)
Jason Johnson, Charles Suggs, Courtney Tiberio