Sharing economy - shall we share?

What is "sharing economy"? There has been a tremendous growth in the number of sharing platforms globally. They are becoming increasingly popular and in some cases, controversial.

Is "sharing economy" the answer to promoting sustainability and innovation? What does it entail to put this concept into practice?

We are privileged to have invited some of Hong Kong's prime examples of sharing start-ups to share with us their inspiring stories and the challenges that they face.

  • Joyce Kan, Co-founder, Carshare.hk - Renting a car from your fellow peers? Carshare.hk is the first peer-to-peer car-sharing platform in Hong Kong. Launched in Dec 2013, Carshare.hk has 25,000 members to date. (www.carshare.hk)
  • Elliot Leung, CEO and Founder, Gaifong - Gaifong ("neighbours" in Cantonese) provides an online platform for people to share BBQ grills, cameras, musical instruments and other consumer goods, so that no one has to buy everything they need. (www.en.gaifongapp.com)
  • Cesar Harada, Director, MakerBay - MakerBay is a social enterprise providing a co-working place in Yau Tong, allowing the maker community to share office space, tools, skills and ideas. MakerBay is a pro-bono partner of Hogan Lovells. (www.makerbay.org)

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