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Sharing Stuff, Experiences & Trust with Omni, HooYu & Couchsurfing October 13, 2016

Come to the all new coworking space in central SoMa, Covo and sip on some wine (they have a beautiful wine bar), eat some cheese, and learn about what’s new and next with sharing and on-demand economy leaders, including: Laura Faustman, VP of Communications at Omni David Pope, Co-founder at HooYu Andrew Sotzing, CTO at Couchsurfing Chelsea Rustrum, Author of It’s a Shareable Life / founder of Sharers Talks Learn from Laura Faustman how Omni is using an innovative approach…

We’re doing a free webinar on trust & identity in sharing economy on 9/6 August 8, 2016

HooYu is an identity confirmation service to be sure of a person’s identity in real time without the need to share your personal information, or have it stored anywhere online! This service can be used for one to one, peer-to-peer transactions or by sharing economy marketplaces looking to automate trust and identity for their users. On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, we’ll be doing a free webinar at 11am PST – sharing lots of data on what HooYu found about how…

The Technology Layer of the Sharing Economy at Twilio April 14, 2016

The backbone of the sharing economy includes a technology layer that most of us aren’t even aware of. Communications, trust & safety checks, payment processing, and insurance don’t make for sexy headlines, and yet they they makes the new economy possible! We’ll explore how the technology layer of the sharing and on-demand economy helps attract, retain, and engage customers, increase trust and therefore ROI for the marketplaces that use them. And of course, we’ll discuss what’s next as the collaborative…

Douglas Rushkoff: how can we rebirth peer-to-peer culture? March 11, 2016

We’re very fortunate to have best selling author and media theorist, Douglas Rushkoff join us for a conversation about how the sharing economy can be shaped into rebirth the peer-to-peer culture that our economy was originally built on. Douglas recently published a new book, “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity,” which looks at where the digital economy has gone wrong. “Everybody knows it, but no one knows quite how to fix it, or even…

The Sharing Economy – A Social Movement Dying to Become an Economic One March 1, 2016

Something died. I feel a sense of loss that I just can’t shake. The Sharing Economy has become an icon and an emblem for a business model rather than a movement. The phrase has taken on a meaning that has everyone questioning the actual altruism of technology-enabled sharing, especially when money is exchanged. Originally, I balked at the critics — bewildered that so many misunderstood the direction and foundation necessary to make sharing sustainable. What I neglected to account for is that…

Relationship Economy Expert: Sya Warfield September 15, 2015

Sya is a business woman. She’s a massage therapist. A teacher. And a relationship economy expert. Perhaps Sya Warfield is ahead of her time. But what exactly is the relationship economy, anyway? This is Sya’s story, as told by Chelsea Rustrum, co-author of It’s a Shareable Life: Let’s start by stating that Sya has been living in the relationship economy for nearly a decade, Years ago, Sya was approached by a couple in Boulder, Colorado to live in their guest…

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