Back to School month flew by and things here at Compare and Share, and in the Sharing Economy in general, have been quite busy. So here we are with our September news roundup in case you missed something. Remember to follow us on twitter @itsallshare to be the first in the know and share your #sharingeconomy news with us!
Here we go!
Yes! We’re in the BlackBox
...and we couldn’t be more excited! Compare and Share has been chosen as one of 16 Startups from 14 countries to participate in the Fall 2014 Program organized by Blackbox Connect and Google for Entrepreneurs.
Nick and Benita will be sharing their experiences from the first few days soon. In the meantime, check out out @itsallshare for pictures and live updates from San Francisco.
Is the Sharing Economy Driving Uk Jobs and Growth?
Benita Matofska, our indomitable Chief Sharer, discussed this very question at the Labour Party Conference Fringe Event hosted by Inline Policy at the Manchester Hilton Deansgate Hotel, on Tuesday September 23. The panel of leading thinkers on the sharing economy discussed everything from the economic opportunity the Sharing Economy represents for the UK, to some of the emerging regulatory trends.
Awards, Awards Everywhere.
Alongside the great news about BlackBox Connect, we’re also very proud of being in the running in two prestigious awards.
Compare and Share is a Finalist for the Natwest Venus Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The winner will announced on October 17th. Check out their website for additional details.
Compare and Share has also been nominated for The Great British Entrepreneur Awards!
We'll definitely keep you posted on how things progress!
In the Media
There’s been quite a lot of buzz around the Sharing Economy in the media. Here’s a good read - that also mentions Compare & Share - from CNN.
Also the government have just announced an independent review into the Sharing Economy, and Compare and Share are involved and will be providing research and insights. Click on the link below to read the related article by the Telegraph.
A new London Home.
Compare and Share has also moved into its new London home at Crowdshed this month. Thanks to the guys @thisisdrum for sharing desks, chairs and cabinets for our office! Sharers of the Week!