TableCrowd & Compare and Share’s #MeetandEat for Sharing Economy startups

We had a blast last night at The Green, one of TableCrowd’s favourite venues, for our Sharing Economy Startups dinner.

We had a really nice group, many interesting startups including Compare and Share, CookistoBla Bla Car, Skyodd Ltd, Localoids, Cookisto, Benchify, About A Dress, Sooqini, OnApp and others.

Our after dinner speaker was Benita Matofska, founder of The People Who Share, a global campaign to build a Sharing Economy and the pioneers behind Global Sharing Day. She’s also Founder of Compare and Share the world’s first comparison marketplace of the Sharing Economy.

Benita is passionate, enthusiastic, a great story teller and she LOVES sharing – even dreams about it sometimes. She talked about her journey from working in TV, moving into entrepreneurship, through to her involvement with the Sharing Economy (sharing a stage with Desmond Tutu and Bob Geldof somewhere in between!)

She has grown Global Sharing Day from a small project on her Brighton doorstep to a global movement, where people come to together to share everything from a showers (!!) to food to clothes. This year it’s happening on 1st June 2014 and you can find out more and get involved here.

The dinner ended with a lively debate around the impact the Sharing Economy was having on established industries, commercialisation of sharing, Government lobbying and taxation.

Here are a few photos from the dinner for you to enjoy :


Thank you to everyone that joined the evening and please keep up to date on upcoming dinners that might be relevant for you here.

Thanks to our sponsors Rackspace for their ongoing support.


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