I’m throwing this here in “Campfire” since it is a more general question…. I’ve been reading up on Steward Ownership and I’m a bit unclear on how it works; provided I’m only seeing examples of more mature companies. For example; I see the corporate structure of https://www.organicgrown.com/organically-grown-company-pioneers-groundbreaking-steward-ownership-structure-to-maintain-independence-into-perpetuity/ and while interesting; it is an example of a functioning mature company that converted to this structure. Obviously Zeiss et al also are mature companies.
So how would you take the trio (Business person, Coder, Product designer) like is proposed in the h2020 initiative and build it into this structure from day 1? Or do you?
In short, how is this bootstrapped?
Part of my unease is I’m having problems mapping the structure to a start up environment; and a little bit of how it’s different; being what makes it “tick” better.