Welcome

Do you believe that collaboration makes us stronger?
Is a thriving startup ecosystem important to you?
Does helping fellow entrepreneurs matter to you?

You Belong Here

It is hard to be an entrepreneur. Creating something out of nothing. Building something of value. Discovering what works. Discovering what doesn't.
Being an entrepreneur is never easy, but it gets easier within a community - a culture - of sharing and support. And support is a vital piece of a healthy entrepreneur ecosystem.
That is why we are here. We tear down barriers to collaboration within the community, provide free and low-cost solutions to protect entrepreneurs, and educate everyone about a strong collaborative culture.
We have created an ethical, moral, and legal framework designed for startup communities that smooths out the collaborative process. As a member of the Ethical Collaboration Community, you commit to collaborating and sharing in ways that make our community - and your business - stronger and safer.

Join the Community...

Individuals: (Entrepreneurs, Inventors, Mentors, Coworkers, etc.)

Become part of the Ethical Collaboration Community by signing the FREE Ethical Collaboration Mentorship Agreement.

It says that you will be a Good Neighbor to your colleagues in the community, and that you pledge to give and receive help in an ethical, forthright way.

You CHOOSE when you share.  You choose when you share your intellectual property, and you choose when you help someone.

Your membership is FREE and with no obligation.

Organizations (Coworking Spaces, Communities, Accelerators, Makerspaces, etc.)

Organizations can implement Ethical Collaboration with their membership.  It sets the standards of etiquette, professionalism, and mutual respect across your group.

Group Certification means that your organization is a trusted community of collaborators, who welcome new members and who are committed to Collaborating with Confidence.

Certified groups – such as coworking spaces – differentiate themselves over competitors as places to attract entrepreneurs.

Service Providers: (Consultants, Accountants, Lawyers, Contract Designers, Contract Programmers, etc.)

Service providers use the Ethical Collaboration Certification as a badge of trust to their current and potential clients.

Certification means “I am a trusted member of the community, and I pledge to collaborate with you ethically.”

The Certification process is an intensive training in intellectual property, ethics, and business, and it allows you to stand out from the crowd.

Certified Ethical Collaborators can use the Ethical Collaboration branding on their LinkedIn profiles, business cards, websites, and other marketing collateral.