Title: Sharing start-up success
The Sharing economy is changing the way people buy goods and services. London is a real hub for these new businesses, as well as addressing regulatory constraints on the new business models the sharing economy is pioneering.
How can you build a successful business in the sharing economy? Join our next EntrepreneursTalk@Cass and listen to Debbie Wosskow share her insights as both founder of Love Home Swap and the author of “Unlocking the Sharing Economy”, a report in which she shares a thorough, insightful and truly cutting edge review of the sharing economy. Debbie will share secrets of how to succeed alongside the likes of Uber and Airbnb, her experience as an angel investor and in working with the government to champion new opportunities in the UK economy.
Debbie Wosskow is an entrepreneur, investor and sharing economy expert.
She is CEO of Love Home Swap, the world’s leading home exchange site.
Author of ‘Unlocking the Sharing Economy’ – the independent review of the sharing economy commissioned by the UK government in 2014, Debbie is the Founding Chair of Sharing Economy UK – the new trade association for the sharing economy. A former management consultant, she launched her first business, marketing and communications consultancy Mantra, which she sold to the Loewy Group a decade later.
Debbie is a regular commentator on travel, collaborative consumption and entrepreneurship on TV and in print and sits on a number of advisory boards, as well as being a Trustee of the Hampstead Theatre. She lives in London with her two children.
Axel Threlfall is Reuters Editor-at-Large based in London. He hosts high-profile engagements and thought leadership events for and on behalf of Reuters and Thomson Reuters. He was previously Lead European Anchor for Reuters Digital Video. Prior to joining Reuters, Axel spent four years as an anchor for CNBC in London. Before that, he was an editor with The Wall Street Journal in New York and a news reporter for Bloomberg in London. He has also advised businesses and NGOs on their dealings with the international media.
Please arrive on time (no later than 6.15pm) as the interview will start at 6.30pm. Afterwards, we are off to a nearby pub to continue the conversation over a few drinks.
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When & where
6.15pm - 7.30pmMonday 29th February 2016
Head of Entrepreneurship Programmes
City, University of London
106 Bunhill Row