entrepreneurshipTop of Mind

Commentary & Insights on Entrepreneurship The Top of Mind blog brings an array of editorial views to current events shaping the world of entrepreneurship. Engage, exchange, and expand your own view of the world!

RSS Feed Link

Top of Mind Blog

Lessons From Failure: Borrowing Tools From Your Neighbors

Adam Berk had a vision of creating an online library where neighbors could borrow tools and electronics from one another. Why buy a fancy camera you only needed to use once for a big trip? Why invest the money in physical tools for a home remodeling project if you are never going to need them again? Adam and his best friend Dave spent 5 years creating this utopian community, neighborrow, powered by a new form of currency. Their business model was to eventually white label the product and sell it to large apartment buildings and others who wanted to facilitate a borrowing community. But they never achieved their vision. 

[More]
Diana Kander
on August 12, 2013
  • 1

Twitter Updates

  • RT @KauffmanFDN "America’s Crazy, Upside-Down Immigration System" http://t.co/B711aymbyL by @wadhwa via @politico #immigrantentrepreneurs
  • "If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working for it." http://t.co/gQJKM2JjOc
  • .@enactus_usa Students Use Entrepreneurship to Tackle Increasing Homelessness http://t.co/n1TWAXUsQO #TopOfMindblog @PrentissEarl03
  • RT @ichibanraj: @eshiporg @HarvardBiz What not to do is more important than what needs to be done especially for entrepreneurs
  • RT @taranellroth: Only 10 percent of #VCs and 22 percent of angel investors are women, how can we change this? via @eshiporg http://t.co/F7…