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31 Examples of Sharing Economy Innovations

From Free Stuff Finders to Homemade Meal-Sharing Apps

— October 21, 2014 — Autos
The birth of RideShare, Airbnb and other collaborative consumption platforms has stimulated the sharing economy in exciting ways. With another recession on the horizon, it is only natural that the sharing economy would become as stimulated as it is with a slew of innovations that allow people to split the cost of leading a certain lifestyle.

Whether it is as simple as enjoying a home-cooked meal more often, splitting the cost of driving a car or going so far as renting a luxury home for a fraction of the cost, there are many reasons why a sharing economy is the way to go. It has even grown to address more niche needs such as dogsitting, retirement homes and WiFi.
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Communal Car Businesses
Communal Car Businesses
'Getaround' Rental Services Makes Use of Idle Vehicles
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Free Stuff Finders
Free Stuff Finders
Ditto is an Online Platform Fostering Collaborative Consumption in the UK
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Social Media Couch Crashing
Social Media Couch Crashing
Airbnb Lets You Use 6 Degrees of Seperation
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Automaker Car-Sharing Collabs
Automaker Car-Sharing Collabs
GM and RelayRides Team Up for Efficient Peer-to-Peer Program
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Foreigner Home Rental Services
Foreigner Home Rental Services
Tomareru Tourist Home Rental Solves Japan's Vacant House Problem
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Canine-Swapping Services
Canine-Swapping Services
The City Dog Share Lets People Find the Right Pup for Them
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WiFi-Sharing Apps
WiFi-Sharing Apps
Open Garden Turns Your Smartphone Into a Wireless Router
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Parisian Rideshare Apps
Parisian Rideshare Apps
Ride Sharing App Heetch is a Budget-Friendly Way to Get Home at Night
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CO2 Reduction Rides
CO2 Reduction Rides
Carbon Voyage Fosters Collaborative Consumption Transportation in London, UK
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Charitable Vintage Sites
Charitable Vintage Sites
WebThriftStore Connects Buyers, Consumers and Non-Profits to Make Cash
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Electric Car-Sharing Schemes
Electric Car-Sharing Schemes
Getaround Gives Deals to PlugShare Members
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Collaborative Consumption Apps
Collaborative Consumption Apps
The Ripe Near Me Local Food App Helps You Find Food Right Near You
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Retirement House Swap Sites
Retirement House Swap Sites
LinkedAge's Home Swapping Site is for Seniors with Wanderlust
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Ride Share Apps
Ride Share Apps
This Google Glass App Lets You Know Where to Locate or Dock a Citi Bike
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Community Car Clubs
Community Car Clubs
Co-Wheels Offers Widespread Auto Sharing in the United Kingdom
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Fare-Splitting Cab Services
Fare-Splitting Cab Services
UberPool Lets You Share a Taxi Ride and Split the Fare with Strangers
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Personal Car Rental Apps
Personal Car Rental Apps
The Getaround App Lets You Rent Out Your Unused Cars
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Online Bike-Sharing Communities
Online Bike-Sharing Communities
Liquid is a Marketplace Connecting Bicycle Owners With Renters
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Stuff-Sharing Social Enterprises
Stuff-Sharing Social Enterprises
Unstash Fosters Collaborative Consumption for Sustainability
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Sharing Economy Events
Sharing Economy Events
'The People Who Share' Launch Their Global Awareness Day
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Collaborative Caregiving Apps
Collaborative Caregiving Apps
STANDWITH Improves Caregiver Support By Communicating Daily Chores
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Storage Lending Platforms
Storage Lending Platforms
Roost Offers a More Affordable Shared Storage Solution for Neighbors
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Community-Building Barter Apps
Community-Building Barter Apps
Bright Neighbor is the First Sharing Economy Mobile Platform
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Business Travel Rental Services
Business Travel Rental Services
Airbnb's Business Travel Rentals Cater to Those Who Travel & Work
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Luxurious Auto-Renting Apps
Luxurious Auto-Renting Apps
The Lyft Plus App Lets You Rent Premium Cars for an Affordable Price
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Impromptu Bellhop Services
Impromptu Bellhop Services
The 'Urban Bellhop' Handles Check-Ins for Airbnb Hosts
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Homemade Meal-Sharing Apps
Homemade Meal-Sharing Apps
Toronto's Homefed App is Like an Airbnb to Find Home Cooked Meals
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Crowdsourced Private Travel Experiences
Crowdsourced Private Travel Experiences
Flight-Sharing Service Lets People Travel in a Network
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Kid Lift Apps
Kid Lift Apps
This Child Transportation Service Gets Your Kids Home Safe When You Can't Be There
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Peer-To-Peer Carsharing
Peer-To-Peer Carsharing
Relayrides Matches Car Owners & Those Who Want to Rent a Ride
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Collaborative Consumption Infographics
Collaborative Consumption Infographics
The Unstash Manifesto Mixes Altruism with Action
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