Welcome to the new BETA of the Direct Co-ops platform - registration is open to all businesses, co-ops, their members and employees!

Direct Initiative sponsored with 300 of Basquiat’s prints

Direct initiative has been sponsored with 300 of Jean Michel Basquiat’s prints. Basquiat is one of America’s most influential Artists of this century. Johnny Browers felt compelled by the initiative’s mission and wanted to provide support with the art. In addition one original Basquiat painting (Apx. $30,000.00 US value) will be donated to one lucky

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with CanWood Entertainment

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with Gordon Weiskie of CanWood Entertainment. CanWood who has produced many features films, such as X-Men 1, X- Men 2, and Goodwill Hunting, will be producing all SMEONE shows.

CHIN RADIO Christmas party with Fito Blanko and Toronto mayor John Tory

Direct Initiative was invited as Guests of Honor to the CHIN RADIO Christmas party with Fito Blanko and The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory.

Fito Blanko featured as celebrity guest on Direct Co-ops’ cooking show

As a celebrity guest, Fito Blanko shoots the first episode, supporting small businesses, in a series of cooking shows dedicated to supporting Mom and Pop shops. The series will help restaurant owners learn how to update their menu and stay on the cutting edge.

Direct Co-ops to offer equity crowdfunding services in Canada

Starting January 25th, 2016, new Crowdfunding rules will go into affect for companies seeking to raise capital. The new rules along with other exemptions means that Canadian companies will have several different capital raising options available to them. Depending on the stage of your company, what province you are in and the amount of capital

Fito Blanko’s “Come Alive” becomes the Direct Initiative’s theme song

Fito Blanko’s “Come Alive”, written for Toronto’s PanAm Games, featuring Liz Rodriguez & Karl Wolf becomes the Direct Initiative’s theme song. Compelled by the mission, Fito Blanko believed the Initiative was the true embodiment of the song, thus giving its rights to the Initiative. Listen to the song at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfQGVVUNup8

Minister Michael Coteau introduces 416Direct CEO, Ahmed Attia, to The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Linda Jeffrey

Minister Michael Coteau personally introduces 416Direct CEO, Ahmed Attia, to The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Linda Jeffrey. Minister Jeffery’s portfolio includes municipal regulations across Ontario.

Richie Hawtin expresses his support and dedication to the Direct Initiative

At the ENTER.Sake event, Richie Hawtin, the godfather of electronic music, expresses his dedication and excitement to be involved in the Direct Co-ops launch.

Direct Initiative supports the Forest Hill Rotary Club on Remembrance Day

Direct Initiative supports and sponsors the Forest Hill Rotary Club in its War Veterans Remembrance meeting.

Ryan Guzman, Star of “Heroes Reborn”, to aid in the Los Angeles 310 Direct initiative

Ryan Guzman, Star actor of “Heroes Reborn” and Star of “Boy Next Door” featuring Jennifer Lopez, commits to announcing the monthly Local Heroes & aiding in 310 direct, the Los Angeles Initiative.

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