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Sharing Economy Challenge

Uptima Business Bootcamp

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

Sharing Economy Challenge

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission - Early Bird Ended $25.00 $2.37
General Admission - Regular Ended $40.00 $3.19
Impact HUB Members Ended $25.00 $2.37
Students Ended $20.00 $2.09
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Sharing Economy Challenge

Please join us on July 11-12 at Impact HUB Berkeley to design a sharing economy that can close the wealth gap.

This challenge is open to anyone, including business leaders, community organizers, designers, technologists and students, interested in developing an inclusive and equitable sharing economy. Come learn more about the sharing economy, meet sharing economy leaders and investors, network with others interested in the sharing economy and design solutions. Bring your ideas for using technology and/or business models to create sharing economy solutions to close the wealth gap. More information on speakers, mentors, judges, prizes and partners can be found at: http://www.sharechallenge.com

Why the Sharing Economy?

Numerous studies have shown that the current economic system has created a tremendous wealth gap. In order to create a more sustainable economic system, we need to better align value generated with value received. The sharing economy is a movement toward better aligning value. Within this movement, there continues to be much discussion about the access and equality of sharing economy platforms and business models.

Our Challenge

During the course of the weekend, we encourage participants to think about how the sharing economy can be truly transformative in the way we align value. We challenge participants to conceptualize, test and rapid prototype sharing economy platforms, online or offline, that align value in a way that significantly addresses the wealth gap.

Our two-day challenge includes:

  • Innovation talks from leaders in the sharing economy 
  • Collaborative problems solving and team presentations 
  • Prizes and other giveaways
  • Food from local vendors

Friday, July 11  
6:30pm Doors Open & Registration
7:00pm Dinner & Networking
7:30pm Welcome & Speakers
8:00pm Pitches Start (Bring Your Ideas)
8:30pm Teams Form & Begin Working on Solutions
11:00pm Doors Close
Saturday, July 12  
8:00am Doors Open & Breakfast
10:00am Call for Help (Mentors Available)
12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Final Pitch Preparation
4:00pm Team Presentations
5:30pm Dinner & Judging
6:00pm Awards, Networking & Wrap-up
7:00pm Doors Close



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When & Where

Impact Hub Berkeley
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

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Uptima Business Bootcamp

Uptima Business Bootcamp is a network of member-owned business accelerators dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with greater access to hands-on education, resources and community to create thriving businesses.


Our business accelerators offer training in entrepeneurship for the "next economy" - balancing the need for financial sustainability with personal goals, and interest in creating positive social, environmental, and economic impact.

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