UPTIMAHack the sharing economy to close the wealth gap



Please join Uptima Bootcamp, the Sustainable Economies Law Center, and all Sharing Economy Challenge partners on July 11-12 to design a sharing economy that can close the wealth gap.

This challenge is open to anyone, including business leaders, community organizers, designers, technologists and students, interested in developing a more inclusive and equitable sharing economy. Come learn more about the sharing economy, meet sharing economy leaders and investors, network with others interested in the sharing economy and design solutions.  Bring your ideas for using technology and/or business models to create sharing economy solutions to close the wealth gap. HUB!

Why the Sharing Economy?

Numerous studies have shown that the current economic system has created a tremendous wealth gap. In order to create a more sustainable economic system, we need to better align value generated with value received. The sharing economy is a movement toward better aligning value. Within this movement, there continues to be much discussion about the access and equality of sharing economy platforms and business models. 


To RSVP, please visit UPTIMA Bootcamp's Registration Page!

Our Challenge

During the course of the weekend, we encourage participants to think about how the sharing economy can be truly transformative in the way we align value. We challenge participants to conceptualize, test and rapid prototype sharing economy platforms, online or offline, that align value in a way that significantly addresses the wealth gap.

Our two-day challenge includes:
  • Innovation talks from leaders in the sharing economy
  • Collaborative problems solving and team presentations
  • Prizes and other giveaways
  • Food from local vendors

Multiple Prizes are available for contestants! The Sustainable Economies Law Center will be assisting Uptima in choosing the Best Worker Ownership Model! 

Winner of the Best Worker Ownership Model Receives:

  • Admission to the Worker Cooperative Academy! A team of 3-4 individuals who show the most promising worker ownership model will receive intensive business and legal training to operate a democratically-run, worker-owned business!
The Sharing Economy Challenge Schedule
Friday, July 11:
6:30pm - Doors Open & Registration
7:00pm - Dinner & Networking
7:30pm - Welcome & Speakers
8:00pm - Pitches Start (Bring Your Ideas)
8:30pm - Teams Form & Begin Working on Solutions
11:00pm - Doors Close

Saturday, July 12:
8:00am - Doors Open & Breakfast
10:00am - Call for Help (Mentors Available)
12:00pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Final Pitch Preparation
4:00pm - Team Presentations
5:30pm - Dinner & Judging
6:00pm - Awards, Networking & Wrap-up
7:00pm - Doors Close

July 11, 2014 at 6pm - July 12, 2014
Impact HUB Berkeley
2150 Allston Way
Suite 400
Berkeley, CA
United States
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Thanks to our Partners and Collaborators: