The Shared Economy

So excited to share my first national piece for IMG, a multi-market feature about the rise of the sharing economy. I profiled Parking Panda in Baltimore, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym in Philadelphia and SNOBSWAP and GoodShuffle in DC. Two other companies that didn’t make it into the article were the Toronto Tool Library in Toronto, Ontario, and the Open Book Exchange in Tampa Bay, FL. Had I had time and space, and more of a local focus, I would have also included ideaspace, a new maker space that is opening in Navy Yard in Southeast DC in late February/early March. Very cool space and concept.

One of the biggest stories to break in DC tech news last week was that Jonathon Perrelli and Simon Rakoff are closing The Fort, the startup accelerator part of Fortify Ventures. I interviewed JP about the closing, and to clarify a few questions that seemed to have been circling about the issue.

Oh, and while searching for a holiday present for my sister, I discovered Crunkcakes out of Union Kitchen. Who knew?!