Collaborative Consumption

This page is a direct feed from www.collaborativeconsumption.com. Collaborative Consumption describes a movement focused on traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping currently gaining in popularity as we reclaim our innate nature to connect with each other.

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    • Become a Web Developer in Twelve Weeks! October 30, 2014
      Web Development Immersive Scholarship (valid through 10/31)   Take the first step towards a career in web development by applying for a $10,000 USD partial scholarship to GeneralAssembly‘s Web Development Immersive program, launching this November across GA campuses. In this 12-week program, you’ll learn the skills you need to get started as a junior web dev
      Mia de Villa
    • Market News: Amsterdam startup Peerby raises $2.1 million to bring smalltown sharing to your doorstep October 29, 2014
      Good news from the Netherlands! Amsterdam-based local borrowing platform Peerby raises $2.1 million. The investment round is led by French XAnge Private Equity. Netherlands-based Sanoma Ventures invested for a second time. TechStars and angels from Canada and the United States also invested. Dutch founder Daan Weddepohl is going to use the funds for product
      Harmen van Sprang
    • The Sharing Bros-exploring the collaborative economy October 28, 2014
      Central America from Mexico City to Panama This is part 4 of the 12-part web series where the Sharing Bros share their encounters with the people experiencing collaborative economy across 15 countries! Learn more about their story here.    The post The Sharing Bros-exploring the collaborative economy appeared first on Collaborative Consumption.
      Mia de Villa
    • The Sharing Economy in 3 U.S. Cities, Part 3: San Francisco October 28, 2014
      Lucy Gao, Canadian Global Curator, visited various companies in three U.S. cities as part of a Sharing Economy tour sponsored by TheWashington Foreign Press Center,visiting New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. This is part 3 of a 3-part series showcasing companies she visited in each city, featuring familiar incumbents and new startups to look out...  Read
      Lucy Gao
    • Collaborative Pioneer Interview with Onur Ekinci of Peer Academy October 27, 2014
      Onur Ekinci is the co-founder of Peer Academy, a Melbourne-based professional development company that brings together innovators and collaborators who are passionate about accelerating change in their organisations. In this interview Onur explains the evolution and thinking behind this new peer to peer learning model with Darren Sharp. Why did you and co-fo
      Darren Sharp
    • WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLLCONS MUST-READS 24TH OCTOBER October 24, 2014
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week: Lawsuits may cause business owners to rethink ‘sharing economy’ Rob Wile, Fusion.net The past few years have seen an explosion of firms built on a 1099 workforce. The contracts allow employers to avoid...  Read moreThe post WEEKLY
      Mia de Villa
    • Trust in the Sharing Economy: In Conversation with the UK Gov’t October 22, 2014
      This excerpt is reposted from the eRated blog. Written by Matthew Godwin How do we keep users safe? What role should the government play as regulator? Can marketplaces really police themselves? These were just some of the questions in a free-flowing discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the sharing economy in the months and...  Read moreThe p
      Dan Benjamin
    • Collaborative Pioneer Interview with SweepSouth Founders, Aisha Pandor and Alen Ribic October 19, 2014
      Aisha Pandor and Alen Ribic are the co-founders of SweepSouth – an online platform for connecting homeowners with excellent, reliable, experienced domestic cleaning professionals – basically Uber for cleaning professionals. We bumped into them at the recent Start-Up South Africa event where they walked away as winners in the Get Up Start-up competition with
      Brigid Prinsloo
    • The Sharing Economy in 3 U.S. Cities, Part 2: Las Vegas October 19, 2014
      Lucy Gao, Canadian Global Curator, visited various companies in three U.S. cities as part of a Sharing Economy tour sponsored by The Washington Foreign Press Center, visiting New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. This is part 2 of a 3-part series showcasing companies she visited in each city, featuring familiar incumbents and new startups to look out for...
      Lucy Gao
    • WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLLCONS MUST-READS 17TH OCTOBER October 17, 2014
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week: Korea’s sharing economy rocket-propelled as domestic ride-sharing service gets $18M Nathan Millard, VentureBeat Bain Capital has today announced that they have led a series A investment into Korean car sharing company, Socar. The..
      Mia de Villa

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