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Vayable Local Expierence

Vayable Makes Everyone a Local

We’re mighty proud to be part of the sharing economy, so you can imagine how excited we are to count so many collaborative consumption companies in the TaskRabbit for Business community. This week we decided to catch up with the co-founder and CEO of one of our favorite companies, Jamie Wong of Vayable. By providing an incredible marketplace that makes it easy to access local experts, Vayable is redefining the art of travel. Jamie was kind enough to chat with us about her vision for Vayable — and how TaskRabbits are helping her realize it. What’s the mission of Vayable? “To enable entrepreneurship, cultural exchange, and community worldwide by empowering people to share experiences with others.” How do TaskRabbits help out the Vayable team? “‘How doesn’t the Vayable team use TaskRabbit?’ might be a better question. TaskRabbits deliver us food, Apple equipment, and matzo ball soup for our friends when they get sick. They’ve helped us move (several times), and kept us healthy with juice cleanses and warm with firewood for our in-office fireplace.” What …

San Francisco Takes the Lead on the Sharing Economy

Last night, leaders from around the sharing space gathered with policy makers and innovative citizens at the downtown headquarters of San Francisco’s urban planning and research nonprofit, SPUR, to discuss San Francisco’s move to becoming the world capital of collaborative consumption. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, who’s earned the nickname the “Innovation Mayor,” kicked off the evening with an enthusiastic invitation for every member of the crowd to keep the sharing economy dialogue moving forward. “We’re all part of the initial group of policy makers at City Hall that wants to hear views of the collaborative economy … it’s already piqued our interest because it shows how to use less to do more, how to make an expensive city more affordable to more people,” said Mayor Lee as he introduced his policymaker colleagues. Supervisor Scott Wiener detailed the difficulties involved with shifting policies toward a more collaborative future, pointing out a dichotomy within the city and calling for a city-wide education initiative on the sharing economy. “We are in many ways a cutting edge city in …

TaskRabbit Joins San Francisco’s New Sharing Economy Working Group

UPDATE: Here’s a recap of the event. This evening, Leah will join leaders from other Bay Area collaborative consumption companies to discuss the role city government can have in promoting the shift to a sharing economy. Leah will be joined by Jessica Scorpio, Founder of Getaround; Joe Gebbia, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer for AirBnB; Jamie Wong, Founder and CEO of Vayable; and Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer of the City and County of San Francisco. This incredible group of innovators forms the core of the nation’s first Sharing Economy Working Group. San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, together with Shareable, SPUR, sf.citi, and TechCentralSF, convened this group to develop policy initiatives to promote the sharing economy. “The growing ‘sharing economy’ is leveraging technology and innovation to generate new jobs and income for San Franciscans in every neighborhood and at every income level,” said Mayor Lee. “As the birthplace of this new, more sustainable ‘sharing economy,’ San Francisco must be at the forefront of nurturing its growth, modernizing our laws, and confronting emerging policy issues and …