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Uber-ization: Overvalued Business Model Or Underexploited Platform

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Meet the leaders of Axial, Fivver, PRIV and Handy - four exciting gig/shared economy start-ups you should get to know. MIT Sloan Fellow Michael Schrage will facilitate a panel discussion on the hows and whys of making these business models succeed for customers, participants and investors alike.

What skills and talents win? What management cliches are doomed to obsolete anachronisms? What ways to measure, match and monetize human capital in these marketplaces work best? Is there a tad too much froth?

In market sectors from beauty and wellness to talent to enterprise support, the opportunities for ingenuity and impact appear rife. This panel examines how real they are.

Welcome:
Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Lab

Moderator:
Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business & Visiting Fellow, Imperial College Dept. of innovation and Entrepreneurship

Panel:
Umang Dua, Founder and COO, Handy
David Manela, Chief Revenue Officer, Fiverr
Allison Tepley, SVP Marketing & Business Development, AXIAL.net
Joseph Terzi, Co-Founder & CEO, PRIV

Pace University's Entrepreneurship Lab
http://pace.edu/elab

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