Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy

Wednesday, Session 3: 11:30am–12:10pm

Track 2: Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy

Peer-to-Peer Models Disrupting Commerce

The peer-to-peer economy has empowered millions to monetize underutilized assets such as cars, homes, time and skills. It has also allowed consumers to access products, services and experiences more conveniently and at lower cost. The emergence of peer-to-peer marketplaces has called traditional business models into question and redefined consumption for an entire generation. In this session, peerto-peer startups will discuss industry disruption, customer experience and regulatory considerations—speakers will also discuss the potential for partnerships with traditional businesses and the factors needed to succeed in this important and emerging new segment.


Yacob Girma
General Manager, Las Vegas, Lyft
Aaron Hirschhorn
CEO/Founder and "Top Dog", DogVacay
Richard Wolpert
CEO, HelloTech


Nimay Mehta
General Partner, Lead Edge Capital