The next Open Coffee Athens is a special one: April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer at Collaborative Lab is giving a keynote on the global and local Sharing Economy – also starring leading Sharing Economy startups like Airbnb, Cookisto, Dopios, Easybike, Incrediblue and Locish on March 28, 2014 at 7 pm.
Sharing is not a new idea but with new online and mobile technology the so called ‘sharing economy’ has risen and continues to thrive. At the same time, consumer attitudes are changing towards sustainable lifestyles. With the help of technology everyone with access to the internet can now share products and services with others. Sharing Economy marketplaces connect communities all over the world and build trusted ecosystems which are the basis of sharing. Trust has become the new online currency. Users who participate in this new economy can build their own online reputation and interact with other like-minded users to exchange goods and services. Often, online interactions become offline experiences between people who would not have met each other otherwise.
April Rinne will shed light on the global Sharing Economy landscape: key drivers behind its growth, how it’s evolving, and what’s on the horizon. She’ll share examples and best practices from around the world as well as highlight the benefits of local startups and their opportunities for cities. The success of startups like Airbnb, Cookisto, Dopios, Easybike, Incrediblue and Locish in Greece shows that the Greek Sharing Economy is here to stay — with opportunities for everyone to get involved!
The agenda of the event is:
● 7 – 8 pm: Keynote and Q&A with April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer at Collaborative Lab moderated by Nikolaos Kakavoulis, Founder and CEO of Daily Secret
● 8 – 8.30 pm: Startup Pitches by Airbnb, Cookisto, Dopios, Easybike, Incrediblue and Locish
● 8.30 – 9.30 pm: Networking Session
The venue of the event is the already familiar Benaki Museum (138 Piraeus Str), where Open Coffee meetings have been taking place during the last four years. We look forward to seeing the Greek Sharing Economy community there!
Register now via Daily Secret: http://pages.dailysecret.com/SharingEconomyGreece_Registration.html
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/623926697696145/