FACTTIC is a project that started at 2010, but was founded at 2012 because the legal part was made at that year. More or less, we are 19/20 cooperatives and at least 380 professionals working on them.
Gain economic sustainability is one of the crucial steps that we usually focus at when a cooperative is being founded. We are fighting as a different form to work and live against freelance and entrepreneurship culture (and big companies, of course). We try that everyone that is starting at the cooperative and has clients bring them for everyone at the cooperative. Otherwise you are creating the competition instead of cooperation.
Also is important to have all your incomes from the cooperative. If you still mix it with another job is hard to focus and make stronger your collective. Are you all living from the cooperative? Do you have a commercial role to get projects?
I didn’t post our workflow of intercooperativism because I have to translate it and i dont find the time. promise I will post that.
I mentioned 35c3 at Cambá and some associates know it and started to discuss about that, last year we made a donation for a hacklab, and we are really into activism, hackerspaces and security stuff.