Collaborative Consumption

This page is a direct feed from 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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    • To Share = To Empower: The Collaborative Economy in Colombia August 28, 2014
      Colombia is a country teeming with entrepreneurial spirit and a regional leader in social innovation. The days of drug wars are receding, and it’s opening up to the world. Colombia also has a history of progressive mayors, especially in Bogotá and Medellín, making it a hotbed for urban innovation. Earlier this month I went to...  Read moreThe post To Share =
      April Rinne
    • Sharing’s Not Just for Start-Ups August 26, 2014
      This excerpt is reposted from Harvard Business Review. Written by Rachel Botsman Two years ago Peggy Fang Roe noticed a frustrating phenomenon. The chief sales and marketing officer in Marriott’s Asia Pacific division, Fang Roe knows that hotel conference rooms are underutilized—yet she often saw people searching Marriott’s lobbies and restaurants for a quie
      Mia de Villa
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week: Sharing’s Not Just for Start-Ups Rachel Botsman, Harvard Business Review Marriott is just one example of an established company that’s starting to take a serious interest in the collaborative economy. Many observers associate...  R
      Mia de Villa
    • Why Copenhagen Can Become Europe’s Crowd Capital August 21, 2014
      The city of Copenhagen is making a public call to citizens, companies and government to make the transition to the new, connected and inclusive economy. With many great cities in the running, it is no mean feat that Copenhagen nabbed the top spot, for two years in a row, as Fast Company’s most innovative city...  Read moreThe post Why Copenhagen Can Become E
      Priti Ambani
    • Collaborative Pioneer Interview with Gloria Molins founder of Trip4Real August 20, 2014
      Gloria Molins is the founder of Trip4real, a travel experience platform. The year and a half old startup has had a colourful start–recently raising €1 million funding, calling Ferran Adria as one of its investing “godfathers”, and raising  funds through IndieGoGo to go to San Francisco to meet with Airbnb, Pinterest, Twitter and Dropbox. In this interview,..
      Mia de Villa
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week: Market News The Promise of Peer Finance Crowdnetic, Alphanow The year 2014 is seeing important milestones in peer finance. Lending Club has reached $5 billion in loans originated to date. Prosper Marketplace is...  Read moreThe pos
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    • Collaborative Pioneer Interview with Ari Kestin of Nimber August 12, 2014
      Ari Kestin is the CEO and founder of p2p delivery service, Nimber (formerly known as Easybring). The platform is a marketplace for matching delivery needs  with spare capacity. In July 2014, it launched globally  to open its market beyond Norway. It now has 22, 303 people on its platform from almost 70 countries. What inspired you to start...  Read moreThe p
      Mia de Villa
    • CITY GUIDE: NEW YORK August 10, 2014
      New York City has become a major hub for sharing economy organizations — with 8.5 million people crammed into such a small space, it really makes sense to share! From fashion startups to bustling coworking spaces to the longstanding Park Slope Food Coop, collaborative economy innovations are continuously bubbling up in the city that never sleeps. Let’s Colla
      Melissa O'Young
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week: Can “Instant” Become a Viable Business? Liz Gannes, Startups square up to take on the giants of delivery  such as FedEx and UPS to bring customers their packages, groceries, food and services on...  Read moreThe post WEE
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    • Collaborative Pioneer Interview with Mark Slaughter, Co-founder and CEO of Cohealo August 6, 2014
      Mark Slaughter is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cohealo, an asset mobilization and analytics platform for the healthcare industry. The company  helps  US hospitals use their non-emergency medical equipment more efficiently and save money on their future equipment purchases. 1.  The US Healthcare system is renowned for being a complicated beast, as an entrepreneu
      Mia de Villa

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