Intelligence & Action for the Collaborative Economy
Wednesday March 28th at 7.30pm, Mutinerie Coworking will welcome the next OuiShare Talk with the author of The Mesh : Lisa Gansky.We will dive into “how Sharing Economy Start-Ups can and will collaborate” with Lisa Gansky and your questions (twitter #ouisharetalk or live in the audience).
"Lisa is, at heart, a marketect and "impact junky" with a strong interest in breaking the edges of formerly happy business models and bringing together not-so-likely characters in the form of new offerings, teams and partnerships.
As CEO, co-founder and chairman of Ofoto, Lisa drew on her entrepreneurial spirit and experience developing global web services. Lisa & the team worked to develop Ofoto into a world-class consumer services offering which she left once Kodak Gallery reached over 45M customers in 2005. In addition to her roles at Ofoto and Eastman Kodak, she was a Co-founder and CEO of GNN, the first commercial website, acquired by AOL in 1995 where she then directed Internet Services for AOL through 1997. Lisa has been an investor and board member of more than twenty internet and mobile services companies.
Currently, Lisa serves as an advisor and investor in New Resource Bank, Me Please, Vayable, Loosecubes, RelayRides, TasteBook, Squidoo, Nuko, Greenbiz, Makani Power, Pixelpipe, Mingoville, Convio and Honest Buildings.”
A great example cited in the article is WikiSpeed:
[…] a car that received a five-star security rating and can attain a fuel efficiency of 100 miles per gallon (roughly 42.5 kilometres per litre), was developed by a team of volunteers in just three months. The car is being sold for only $29,000, about a quarter of what a traditional industrial automobile firm would charge, and for which it would have neeed at least five years of development and billions of dollars.
Here is Joe Justice, founder of WikiSpeed, presenting the project at TEDxRainier:
“Room for Tea is a new kind of home-sharing network they call it “Sociable Housing”. It connects professional, friendly guests with spare rooms offered by equally friendly hosts for short periods of time.
In turn, they link guests to other guests and hosts to other hosts, increasing social and professional networks.”
Basically it connects people in London (elderly people, single parents, and others) that have a spare room with interns having their first professional experience.
I would be testing this service next week and I am looking forward to this, I’ll give you news about it soon.
Take surplus food from local retailers. Add people currently searching for work and willing to have a positive impact on their community. Let it simmer in an unused professional kitchen space and finally serve it to people in need. Congratulations! You have just created a FoodCycle hub :)
Prenez le surplus alimentaire de vos supermarchés locaux. Ajoutez des personnes actuellement à la recherche d’un travail et ayant la volonté d’avoir un impact positif au sein de leur communauté. Laissez mijoter dans une cuisine professionnelle inutilisée et enfin, servez ceci à des gens dans le besoin. Félicitations! Vous venez de créer votre premier centre FoodCycle :)
Rachel / @rachel_arn
Cette petite vidéo n’a pas trop circulé sur le web, pourtant elle est pas mal faite pour comprendre la notion de consommation collaborative. Réalisée par les anglais de Kiln, elle s’appuie sur une intervention de Rachel Botsman à la Royal Society for Arts à Londres.
The Good Gym (UK) is a fabulous collaborative platform linking two needs: they basically encourage people to work out outdoors instead of paying for a gym, and in doing so, help people in need.
So bring an old person a newspaper on your run - Good Gym helps you set a great running route where you can do good on the way. It’s a great model since you will not cop out of your run if you know someone is waiting for you.