The World Collaborative Mobility Congress „wocomoco“ – THE international platform for all stakeholders in the field of collaborative mobility – takes place on the 25th and 26th June 2015 in Innsbruck (Austria). This 3rd edition of wocomoco offers a top-class programme with more than 50 speakers from all over the world and plenty of room for exciting debates. Continue reading
In 2013 I saw all those upcoming start-ups in the US that were part of the “sharing economy”. What was new was the fact that not only firms rented out things (e.g. cars) but also individuals. That was a major shift in the whole business process – and a huge chance. But there were also many start-ups coming up in Germany operating in the same field as Sharely.ch (sharing everyday objects), and people seemed to love the new offering. We hold talks with all of our friends and got the feeling that the time was ripe for Sharely. Of course, it was not going to be that easy after all. We have been live now for 15 months and are still trying to increase the number of “renters”. It’s much easier to find the demand than the supply (objects).
The “Sharing Economy” has become a term that appears almost daily in the media. However, what is particularly noticeable is the fact that the media seems to focus particularly on problems of the sharing economy.
So what is Sharing Economy?
In our society, possessing things, takes on a whole different meaning. More and more people think about too many things as a burden and adopt a minimalist lifestyle in rejection of the consumerist society of excess. But still, whoever wants to drill a hole in the wall, needs a drill.
Because tools like drills are often unused, people borrow tools and various other things more frequently. Using appropriate online platforms and social media, it is easy to get in touch with a potential lender.