Pioneers

COLLABORATIVE PIONEER: INSIDE INTERVIEW WITH ABE GEIGER, FOUNDER OF SHAKE LAW

Abe Geiger is the founder of Shake, an app that allows you to create legally binding agreements in a matter of seconds. This is a major step forward in the sharing economy, making it easier for microentrepreneurs and freelancers to establish trust and protect themselves in transactions. Whether it’s renting out your car or hiring…  Read more

COLLABORATIVE PIONEER: INSIDE INTERVIEW WITH MICHEL VISSER, FOUNDER AT KONNEKTID

Michel Visser is the founder of Konnektid,the first demand-based platform of the Netherlands where people can share skills and knowledge with each other. The brand new website is the start of the next phase for Konnektid. With a large network ofWith a large network of knowledge sharers, and ‘proof of concept’ in the Netherlands, they are…  Read more

Collaborative Pioneer: Inside Interview with Tyrone Rubin, Co-Founder of HipCloset

Tyrone Rubin, the co-founder of the brand new ‘HipCloset’ , his partner David Franciscus and lead engineer Esmerino Costa,  have developed an online market place for people to buy and sell fashion in South Africa. In this interview, Tyrone reveals their goals for the startup, the social media app he can’t live without, and more!  Our curator for…  Read more

COLLABORATIVE PIONEER: AN INSIDE INTERVIEW WITH VINCENT RICORDEAU, CO-FOUNDER OF KISSKISSBANKBANK

KissKissBankBank is a crowdfunding platform that fosters connections between projects creators and potential contributors passionate about creativity.  Belgian Curator Marco Torregrossa had a chat with Vincent to get the latest scoop about KissKissBankBank and what new developments are on sight, affecting the realm of collaborative finance. We all have different interpretations of crowdfunding, what is – in…  Read more

COLLABORATIVE PIONEER: AN INSIDE INTERVIEW WITH SIMON ULVUND, GLOBAL MANAGING DIRECTOR OF IMPACT HUB

Impact Hubs make up a global network of people, places, and programs that inspire, connect and catalyze sustainable impact. Belgian Curator Marco Torregrossa had a chat with Simon to understand how collaborative consumption can bring about social innovation and achieve real impact. Tell me something about yourself and help me to figure out the link between a…  Read more

COLLABORATIVE PIONEER: AN INSIDE INTERVIEW WITH ELINA FURMAN, CO-FOUNDER OF PLEY

Elina Furman is the co-founder of Pley, a lego-rental company which has now expanded into supplying toy sets for over 15,000 families. Pley has just announced a Series A financing round of $6.75 million led by Allegro Venture Partners. New York curator, Melissa O’Young, was intrigued by this relatively unheard of sharing economy platform and asked Elina a…  Read more

Collaborative Pioneer: An Inside Interview with Richard Laughton, CEO of easyCar

Richard Laughton is the CEO of easyCar, UK’s largest peer-to-peer marketplace for cars available to rent by a community of pre-vetted members. In this interview, Richard reveals the secret sauce of easyCar’s success in the UK market  and his favourite club member story so far. 1. How can someone rent a car through easyCar Club?…  Read more

Collaborative Pioneer: an inside interview with Sam Stephens, founder of StreetBank

Sam Stephens, founder of Streetbank, created a neighborhood resource sharing website that goes well beyond sharing tools and skills with your neighbors. At its core, the pioneering platform seeks to create virtuous cycles of trust and generosity in neighborhoods around the world. Ranked by “The Times” as one of the 50 websites you can’t live…  Read more

Collaborative Pioneer: An Inside Interview with Lawrence Alvarez, Co-Founder of the Toronto Tool Library

Lawrence Alvarez is the Co-Founder of The Toronto Tool Library, a collaborative resource sharing project with two locations in Toronto. Canada Curator Lucy Gao spoke with Lawrence to discuss the growing success of the Tool Library, collaborative consumption in Toronto, and the rise of a new resource-based economy. How does the Tool Library work? Members…  Read more