Collaborative Economy Coalition

Collaborative Economy Coalition The Collaborative Economy Coalition promotes the continued success of collaborative business models by advocating for policy that defends and advances free enterprise, limited regulation and local entrepreneurism.

Cool piece in Business Insider on collcon's potential.
06/18/2012
What Is Collaborative Consumption?

Cool piece in Business Insider on collcon's potential.

Collaborative consumption, peer-to-peer marketplaces, the sharing economy—whatever you want to call it, a new business model that emphasizes decentralized transactions between users within a...

Businesses like Airbnb are good for the economy and good for local communities.
06/14/2012
Airbnb Builds Community, Not a Brand

Businesses like Airbnb are good for the economy and good for local communities.

When Airbnb's founders came up with the money-making idea of sharing space in August 2008, they didn't realize that they would be building a global community.

06/14/2012
Collaborative Consumption Groundswell

Another great video from Rachel Botsman.

We are at the start of the Big Shift away from the 20th century defined by hyper-consumption towards the 21st century, an age of Collaborative Consumption. B...

This article highlights what the CEC is here for. We need policies that enable, not hinder, the collaborative economy.
06/14/2012
As Home-As-B&B Service Grows, So Does Controversy : NPR

This article highlights what the CEC is here for. We need policies that enable, not hinder, the collaborative economy.

The online service for short-term rentals in private homes known as Airbnb got a boost when it was featured at the recent Apple conference. But the company has also drawn in attention in cities like San Francisco, where legal concerns over everything from liability and safety to upset landlords have...

Great Quora discussion of how Zaarly is making a difference.
06/14/2012
What is Zaarly's competitive edge?

Great Quora discussion of how Zaarly is making a difference.

Answer (1 of 3): Good question. It's something we're obviously thinking about every day, and working to make more and more clear. I'll hit on a few things I think we value most, and what we've seen our community really rally around: * Trust & Identity - At it's core, Zaarly is bringing transpar...

Great article by Janelle Orsi on the legal challenges to the expansion of the shared economy.
06/14/2012
Shareable: Airbnb Debacle Uncovers Collaborative Consumption’s Legal Paradox

Great article by Janelle Orsi on the legal challenges to the expansion of the shared economy.

This much is certain: Our society would benefit immensely if we can find ways to share our homes and all the things inside. In theory, there is also great potential to make money from sharing our tools, equipment, homes, and cars. But each time we devise a way to profit from sharing, we may trip ove...

A great guide on how consumers can put money in their pockets through collaborative consumption!
06/14/2012
The Gen Y guide to collaborative consumption

A great guide on how consumers can put money in their pockets through collaborative consumption!

Fueled by the instant connection and communication of the Internet, collaborative consumption, (or the sharing economy) is changing the way we work, play and interact with each other.

Get Around Co-founder Jessica Scorpio offers up some tips for fellow CollCon startups seeking to win the TechCrunch priz...
06/14/2012
How To Win Disrupt, Tips From Getaround | TechCrunch

Get Around Co-founder Jessica Scorpio offers up some tips for fellow CollCon startups seeking to win the TechCrunch prize.

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from TechCrunch Disrupt winner and Getaround co-founder Jessica Scorpio on her experiences at last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt New York.

Anti-SOPA Senators and Representatives introduce the first Digital Bill of Rights.
06/14/2012
SOPA opponents release Digital Bill of Rights — RT

Anti-SOPA Senators and Representatives introduce the first Digital Bill of Rights.

Two leading opponents of SOPA are taking their fight for Internet freedoms to a whole new level. This time a team of bi-partisan lawmakers are offering a Digital Bill of Rights to help ensure that Americans continue to have an open Internet.

For timely updates on the state of CollCon and head on over to our twitter.
06/13/2012
CEC (@CollabEconomy) on Twitter

For timely updates on the state of CollCon and head on over to our twitter.

Sign up for Twitter to follow CEC (@CollabEconomy). The Collaborative Economy Coalition advocates for policies which enable the continued success of collaborative initiatives everywhere.

06/13/2012
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Interested in car sharing? Check out this report from DePaul University

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We invite you to the website of the project "Sharing Skills" which is focused on the sharing economy. The project was implemented within the Erasmus+ Programme. More information are available here: http://www.sharingskills.eu. In particular we recommend the developments of the projects (http://www.sharingskills.eu/documents/) like reports, training modules and webinar for the sharing economy practitioners: http://webinar.sharingskills.eu/