TOPIC: COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION (27)

FlightCar

http://www.flightcar.com

FlightCar is the first peer to peer car sharing company to operate by airports. We allow vehicle owners to park with FlightCar for free while they are away, traveling. During that time, we rent out the owners' cars by matching people interested in renting a car to particular vehicles. People renting get a much better deal than with a conventional rental agency, while car owners get free parking for their entire trip, can make money based on the type of car they have, and also get a free carwash and cleaning. FlightCar also fully insures each rental up to $1 million to protect both owners and renters. We currently have locations in San Francisco and Boston, and will be opening our next location, Los Angeles, in early September.

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FlightCar, Transportation, Collaborative Consumption, Rental, Vehicle, Airport, Travel, Travelers

EatWith

http://www.eatwith.com

EatWith is a trusted global community that invites people to dine in homes around the world. Guests can connect with amazing hosts, share stories and unforgettable experiences, and enjoy delicious homemade cuisine.

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EatWith, Dine, Local, Locals, Global, Food, Eating, Collaborative Consumption, Travel, Airbnb, Cuisine, Gourmet, Exploration, Discovery, Culture

Zero Bound

http://www.zerobound.com


Zero Bound is a web-based platform for students and alumni to reduce student loan debt through sponsored volunteerism. Students and alumni crowdfund their student loans in exchange for volunteering in the community.

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Zero Bound, Crowdfunding, Student, Debt, Loan, Alumni

Streetbank

http://www.streetbank.com/splash

Streetbank is a site that helps you share and borrow things from your neighbours. Streetbank is meant for everyone. It is not for private benefit - for individuals to make a profit or professionals to sell their services. It is for the common good. Of course, you may already share things with your neighbours, in which case, don’t let us stop you!

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Streetbank, Collaborative Consumption, Share, Lend, Give, Neighbor, Neighborhood, Local

Lifetramp

http://lifetramp.com

Have you ever dreamed of doing something different, even for one day? Now you can. Lifetramp lets you meet real people in real world, try new things and build meaningful relationships.

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Lifetramp, Dreams, Mentor, Career, Profession

Fiverr

http://www.fiverr.com

Fiverr is the world's largest marketplace for Gigs (services), currently listing 3 million+ Gigs in 120 categories across 196 countries. Choose from a community of talented, creative freelancers from all over the world.

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Fiverr, Gig Economy, Professionals, Services

Couchsurfing

https://www.couchsurfing.org

Couchsurfing is a global community of 9 million people in more than 120,000 cities who share their life, their world, their journey. Couchsurfing connects travelers with a global network of people willing to share in profound and meaningful ways, making travel a truly social experience.

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Couchsurfing, Sharing, Travelers, Travel

Gridmates

http://www.gridmates.com

Gridmates brings peer to peer energy sharing in the first transactive energy platform to eliminate energy poverty. We make it possible for you to send electricity to people in need.

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Gridmates, Energy, Collaborative Consumption

Meal Sharing

https://www.mealsharing.com

Explore meals by city, and check out meals in your own town or when traveling. You can share meals with hosts in over 450 cities worldwide! 

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Travel, Meal Sharing, Collaborative Consumption

Gangplank

http://gangplankhq.com

Gangplank is a place for creators. When diverse backgrounds and ideas collide, those moments provide the necessary fuel to innovate. Gangplank provides the infrastructure, both physical and social, for this to happen. We serve as a place for people to explore their creativity, then challenge them to build their ideas into a viable startup – forging a vibrant economy in the process.

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Gangplank, Coworking

The Swedish Institute

https://eng.si.se

The Swedish Institute (SI) is a Swedish public agency promoting Sweden, its culture and values around the world. SI helps Sweden reach various international goals concerning foreign policy, education, international aid and development. Our activities span over fields such as culture, society, research, higher education, business, innovation, democracy and global development. For example, our Instagram campaign #ShareWear aims to raise awareness about collaborative consumption and sustainability. 

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The Swedish Institute, ShareWear, Sweden

Accomable

https://www.accomable.com

Accomable is a pioneering global platform for finding adapted hotels and vacation rentals for disabled and elderly people. The company, based in London, UK, was founded by disabled entrepreneurs Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley. Friends since childhood and regular travellers, Madipalli (who now serves as the company’s CEO) and Sibley are both wheelchair users due to a disability called SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). Frustrated at the lack of travel information available for disabled people, they launched Accomable in the summer of 2015. 

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Accomable, Inclusion, Disability