Most students and young professionals have experienced the problem of desiring a delicious home-cooked meal but not having the necessary time or skills to prepare it. That was something that might have been in Michalis Gkontas’s mind when he decided to introduce the idea of a collaborative consumption start-up which will connect people who wanted a home-cooked meal with amateur, but talented, cooks. It started as Gkontas’s master’s thesis, but quickly turned into a beta web app version. (1) Continue reading Collaborative consumption goes home-cooking: the Cookisto case
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Revolutionizing the accommodation market: the airbnb case
All of us have been in the situation of searching for accommodation when travelling either abroad or inside our country of residence.
Take for example Walt and Emma, a young couple from London that wanted to spend a long weekend in Paris. Unfortunately, they did not know anybody there that they could stay with, so Emma and Walt were left with just one choice: booking a hotel room or staying at a hostel, depending on their budget. That was the case until recently.
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