TOPIC: COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION (25)

ShareDesk

http://www.sharedesk.net

ShareDesk is an online marketplace for sharing offices, meeting rooms, and other workspaces. Our platform makes it easy for mobile workers and entrepreneurs to discover businesslike spaces and book them under flexible terms – a day, a week, a month, or as long as they like.

sharemystorage.com

http://www.sharemystorage.com

sharemystorage.com (also known as SmS) is a social marketplace that brings together two different groups of people; those who have spare space and those who need spare space for storage. To put it simply, we’re here to add a dash of common sense to the self-storage industry.

Swap.com

http://www.swap.com/netcycler.html

Swap.com is where more than 500,000 swappers worldwide are turning what they have into what they want, with more than 1.5 million items available for swapping!

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. 

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.

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!

City CarShare

https://www.citycarshare.org

City CarShare, a Bay Area nonprofit, provides convenient, affordable access to shared cars in order to reduce individual car ownership and usage.  By providing innovative and technological- advanced mobility options to members, we help to improve the environment and quality of life in our cities through the reduction of traffic, parking problems, and dependence on oil-while promoting cleaner air, quieter streets and more open space.

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.

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.

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! 

Tripping

https://www.tripping.com

Tripping has the largest selection of vacation rentals and short term rentals on the planet. We give you access to the best local homes and neighborhoods around the world. We also have a thriving community of travelers who use Tripping to enjoy free homestays and cultural exchange. Ready to step off the tourist path? Tripping will help you experience the world like a local.

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. 

SittingAround

https://www.sittingaround.com

Founded in 2010, SittingAround makes it easy to create, manage, and grow a babysitting cooperative. Babysitting coops already save thousands of families a great deal of time and money each year. Our goal is to make coops so easy and so well known that every parent joins one. We automate many of the tasks required to effectively manage a coop so our users can focus on what's really important - building and enjoying childcare communities.

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.

yerdle

http://www.yerdle.com

yerdle helps you give and get the things you need with your friends. It’s simple. Start by posting a few things that you’d be willing to give to your friends. Then try asking for something that you’re seeking. Your friends want to help you; yerdle makes it easy to ask.