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The Rise of the Micro-Entrepreneurs

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

The Rise of the Micro-Entrepreneurs

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New peer-to-peer marketplaces are empowering individuals to make money from pursuing their passions, allowing for more flexible careers and better lifestyles. Join EtsySideTour, and Kitchensurfing for an enlightening evening that will explore how these platforms are creating the next generation of micro-entrepreneurs, and how you as an entrepreneur or user could benefit.

Fast Company's Christina Chaey will be exploring the inspiring stories emerging from this growing freelance economy, as well as founder insights on how to build successful marketplaces. In a unique twist, we will invite users, such as Kitchensurfing’s chefs, Etsy’s sellers, and SideTour’s guides, to speak about their experiences using these platforms.

Attend this event if you’re looking to learn more about peer-to-peer marketplaces, get inspiration on how you can monetize from your passions, and meet like-minded people passionate about the sharing economy.

Fast Company 
Christina Chaey is an Associate Editor for Fast Company with a focus on technology, social media, innovation, and business.



Chris Muscarella is the Co-Founder of Kitchensurfing, a platform that empowers cooks to become entrepreneurs by connecting them with people who want amazing meals and experiences in their homes. Kitchensurfing is redefining the very idea of eating local with the thousands of cooks on their platform.

Althea Erickson is the Policy Director at Etsy, a marketplace for handmade goods and vintage items with over 22 million users. Etsy isn't simply an online marketplace for crafts, it is changing the way commerce works, and creating an exponential number of entrepreneurs through its platform.


Vipin Goyal is the Co-Founder of SideTour, a community marketplace where people can discover, book, and host unique experiences and activities. Whether it's racing down a Luge track with a former Olympic medalist or learning how to make macaroons with a French pastry chef, SideTour allows its vibrant guides to share their talents and passions with others.

Rasanath Dasa
is a Banker-Turned-Monk on SideTour who teaches people about his spiritual journey over tea prepared by monks at the East Village Monastery. Read more about his SideTour experience here.

Kitchensurfing will be bringing one of their champion chefs to share how this disruptive platform is changing their profession as a chef.

Etsy is inviting one of their enthusiastic Etsy sellers to speak about the impact this platform has had on their lives.



Melissa O'Young is the Founder of Let's Collaborate!, an event series developed to inspire and spark conversations on collaborative consumption with the wider community.


6:30pm - 7:00pm: Light refreshments and networking
7:00pm - 8:10pm: Moderated discussions
8:10pm - 8:30pm: Q&A 
8:30pm - 9:15pm: Drinks and networking





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Projective Space LES
72 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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