We're partnering with Shareable.net to produce a series on the sharing economy - that breed of new businesses that boosts the economy and builds community all without increasing consumption. And we're using Indiegogo to host it.
Let's say you need a pickup truck to move some furniture. Your neighbor lends you his truck, and you pay him for the time. Now, extend that model to anything and use web-based social networking to connect with the entire world - not just your neighborhood. That's the sharing economy.
In a sharing economy, anyone can run a small business on the side, and you can have easy access to hundreds of things you never had before - without the financial, environmental, and time cost of ownership.
We want to explore how. We decided to crowdsource the funding for this series to prove just how deep the opportunities run in the sharing economy.
That's where you come in. We need your support! In return, we have some great perks lined up from some businesses that represent all aspects of the sharing economy.
By contributing to the campaign, you will get the opportunity to engage directly with several companies leading the sharing economy movement. For each dollar given, you'll get at least a dollar back from our partners:
Nick Aster is the founder of TriplePundit.
TriplePundit.com has 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. It was acquired in 2017 by 3BLMedia, the leading news distribution and content marketing company focused on niche topics including sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, community and other social and environmental topics.
Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, 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 also worked 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.