Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum: The Sharing Economy
A new breed of company founders are questioning the status quo that successful businesses, even sustainable ones, must continuously develop and sell products in order to grow. Instead, the leaders of “sharing economy” companies focus on gleaning new value out of existing ones, be it through urban car-sharing, renting out private living space, or redistributing old products to new owners. The evening will begin with a networking reception showcasing some of the innovative local companies turning traditional business models on their heads. After the reception, Lisa Gansky, entrepreneur, investor, and author, will describe the sharing economy landscape today and Adam Werbach and Andy Ruben will talk about their convergent paths from Sierra Club and Walmart to cofounding yerdle, the Bay Area company that helps members to share and receive free items with their social network.
- When: 6:30-8:30pm
- Start: 19 November 2013
- End: 19 November 2013