SXSW Interview: Alex Stephany of

In case you missed South by Southwest last week, we’re working to bring the best sustainability thinking from the conference to you this week via some thought-leader video interviews conducted on the ground in Austin. View them all here.

A running theme at this year’s SXSW was the Access Economy: The idea that a business model can be build on sharing resources that are otherwise unused, i.e., the “AirBnB model.”

In keeping with this quest, I had a chance to talk to Alex Stephany, COO of a UK startup called “” The self explanatory URL is simple – allow people to make extra money by renting out excess parking space they might have at their residence. I sat down briefly with Alex, to learn more:

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.