Government Launches The Sharing Hub to Boost Digital Jobs

The Sharing Hub, which is based in Pyrmont, NSW, is a community of Australia’s leading sharing economy startups housed under one roof, which will be working with government and policy makers to share key insights about the industry, which is helping to make Sydney a hotspot for innovation in the sector.

The Sharing Hub kicks off with over 28 young and established startups, by offering each access to education, mentorship and investment opportunities, as well as provide a space for them to collaborate and share advice and experiences.

“We are already working with some of Australia’s most innovative P2P platforms and rolling out a series of events to teach how the gig economy can help business and consumers utilise idle assets and services. Our efforts also include working with the University of Sydney to teach budding entrepreneurs the fundamentals of this sector, alongside creating a graduate program to help create world class talent,” said Mike Rosenbaum, co-founder of The Sharing Hub.

The first event was the official launch which was attended by some of Australia’s figures in government, investoment, Australia’s startup community micro-entrepreneurs who have built businesses using multiple sharing economy platforms.

“Last night was a fantastic acknowledgement of The Sharing Hub being enforced as an authority in Australia. Minister Matt Kean used it as a platform to reveal new research from Deloitte’s new sharing economy report for NSW showing that collaborative consumption is flourishing in Australia and here to stay,” said Steve Orenstein, co-founder The Sharing Hub.

Matt Kean, Minster for Innovation and Better Regulation added: “Research shows the sharing economy is booming in NSW, with revenue generated by key players growing 68 percent in 12 months from $1.6 billion to $2.6 billion. Ensuring organisations like The Sharing Hub thrive is an essential part of this Government’s strategy to continue to boost the sharing economy.”

The Sharing Hub is founded by four Australian entrepreneurs in the sharing economy including, Will Davies, the CEO and co founder of Car Next Door; Steve Orenstein, CEO and founder of Zoom2U; Alexis Soulopoulos, CEO and co founder of Mad Paws and Mike Rosenbaum, CEO and co founder of Spacer.com.au.

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Over the past year, the number of people earning an income through sharing economy platforms in NSW has doubled from 45,000 to 92,000 people. The Sharing Hub will be helping to drive the sharing economy in Australia by showing its value financially alongside other value exchanges to the environment and community. The Hub’s vision is to grow collaborative consumption in Australia by 2025.

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3 thoughts on “Government Launches The Sharing Hub to Boost Digital Jobs

  1. As founder of the Business focused sharing platform for Office Space – Rubberdesk – I was one of the 28 sharing platforms there last night, keen to hear from MP Matt Kean and work with the rest of the Sharing Hub team.

    What’s most encouraging is the level of engagement with government. The newly appointed Minister of Innovation and Better Regulation commissioned Deloitte’s paper into the Sharing Economy and was keen to hear how the Sharing Economy is helping Australian businesses and individuals.

    Globally, the sharing marketplace is still in it’s infancy (aside for a couple of unicorns) and as was seen last night, Australia is developing an exciting crop of new sectors for sharing that will in a few years be global brands.

    Jim Groves

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  2. Seems like a great place to be, however, the website lacks contact info.

    Any idea how to get in touch with these guys?

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    1. Hi Marshall,

      Power Retail is a news publication for e-commerce. We are not linked with the NSW Government in any way or this initiative. I suggest you pass your feedback about its website onto the organisation directly, which can be made via its “contact us” page online.

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