South by Southwest Interactive kicks off this Friday, March 9, and we’re excited to see so much activity and interest in sharing economies and collaborative consumption startups.
Several panels caught our eye this year, including:
- What Makes Asset Sharing Platforms Thrive?
An exploration of what qualities drive success in sharing platforms, as well as unique challenges faced by collaborative consumption startups. Speakers include Christopher Lukezic from Airbnb and Neal Gorenflo, publisher of Shareable Magazine.
- The Airbnb of Anything: The Growth of P2P Markets
As the title states, this panel will discuss the rapid growth of P2P markets. Speakers include the founders of Airbnb, thredUP, and TaskRabbit. They’ll touch upon how P2P startups are connecting consumers online and reinventing market behaviors to elevate sharing.
- Designing for Social Innovation and Public Good
Barbara Brown Wilson from the Center of Sustainable Development will join forces with several leaders in the public interest design movement to discuss how design can be used to solve complex social problemss
It’s amazing to see how much traction collaborative and trading economies have gained in the past few years, and we feel really fortunate to be a part of the sharing marketplace momentum. Will you be at South by Southwest this year? What panels, speakers or parties are you checking out?