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AMA from Newly Converted Maximum Fun Co-op

What were your motivations to become a co-op? Was this always in the back of everyone's minds?
How did the transition period to co-op work, financially and culturally?
Are you aware of the solar punk genre? What's the possibility that we're getting some solar punk related pods in the future?

As MaxFun's original founder and co-owner, Jesse led the process to convert the company to an employee-owned cooperative. I'll leave it to him to tell you more about his motivations.

From the employee perspective, the transition took about a year and a half of work: learning more about co-ops from our friends at Project Equity, writing bylaws, figuring out the terms of the purchase from Jesse and Theresa, and generally deciding how we were going to make the whole thing work. But Jesse and Bikram were in touch with PE even earlier to establish whether the conversion was feasible in the first place. It's been a long road to get here, for sure.

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