Wednesday, September 25, 12-1pm
The Sharing Economy: Toronto Innovations

Toronto is a hub of innovation in the new sharing economy. Startup companies and non-profits are offering new ways to share both physical objects, information and ideas that increase the overall engagement among the community.

This event is designed for anyone who is looking to learn about the various opportunities and challenges of building a new sharing economy platform, especially entrepreneurs interested in social innovations.

The session will introduce audiences to some of the local organizations and entrepreneurs who are building the new sharing economy in Toronto.

The multi-format event will include an introduction to the various projects (show & tell), a panel discussion, Q&A and possibly a short brainstorming session with the audience exploring areas where more sharing can improve the local economy.

The panel will include:

Janice Maguire, Session Moderator

Social Media / Digital Marketing Consultant ( )

Gil Katz and Novina Wong, Giant Step / ComicReply
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‘Fan-Art’ Contest Marketing, where fans create branded remixes and share to win prizes (example at

Kevin McLaughlin, Autoshare ( )
Toronto’s first car sharing network

Alex Berlyand, Parkbus ( )
Express bus service to key outdoor destinations in Ontario

Ryan Dyment, Institute for a Resource-Based Economy / Toronto Tool Library
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Rogelio Cazares, iRentAnything ( launching soon - )
Toronto Renting site

Simon Raybould, Memorial Matters ( )
Sharing life stories online

Ashleigh Gardner, Head of Content, Wattpad ( )
An online community for writers

Through this session participants will be more informed of the nature of sharing economy organizations, the various opportunities, challenges, and how to overcome them.

Great for start-up entrepreneurs, small business owners, and anyone who seeks useful and sometimes free sharing tools to make their day to day living easier and more productive.

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SoHo Metropolitan Hotel
Corner of Wellington and Blue Jays Way
318 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3T4

> in the Liberty Room