Tagged: collaborative economy

Social Media Week

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During Social Media Week, Lisa Ganksy, Seth Godin, Robin Chase and other collaborative economy pioneers spoke about how our world is being reinvented through sharing. A recap on the session can be found here.

It was only natural for co:NYC to get together with our Californian counterparts whilst they were in town. More photos of the event at We Work can be found here.

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The Sharing Economy is Here to Stay

Inc Magazine

Inc Magazine covered our panel at Wharton University with Skillshare, Mealku, and ClosetDash. Read the full article here.

The sharing economy is tough not to love if you’re a consumer. It is all about, well, sharing goods and services at a reasonable price.

You can rent a spare room through Airbnb, rent out your car on RelayRides, and even rent some spare closet space at ClosetDash. For all those people thinking this collaborative economy is a trend–or companies suing the likes of Airbnb and Uber–Melissa O’Young, founder of the event series Let’s Collaborate!, says the sharing industry is only getting stronger. O’Young says the industry will pull in $350 billion in transactions this year alone.

During a recent lecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Social Impact Conference, O’Young moderated a conversation with founders creating businesses in the sharing economy. The panel’s message was simple: the sharing economy has changed the consumer landscape and is disrupting businesses in every industry.

Read the rest of the article here.