Bridging the gap between farms and city people who are interested in sustainable farming is the central idea behind Farmhopping, a global web platform to support small sustainable farms and communities by giving them an opportunity to access additional funding, launch natural products into new markets and converse with a pool of dedicated, supportive customers. FIR co-host Neville Hobson met with Farmhopping CEO and co-founder Rossi Mitova at the LeWeb London 2013 conference on June 5 to hear … [Read more...] about FIR Interview: Rossi Mitova, CEO and Co-Founder Farmhopping, at #LeWeb London
Founded in 2012 by Zacharie Sabban (CEO) and Jonathan Younes (CTO), London-based start-up Festicket wants to make attending music and other festivals as easy as booking a package holiday online. Would-be festival-goers browse a curated directory of music festivals, mostly in Europe (eg, Leeds, UK; Roskilde, Denmark; Sziget Budapest, Hungary). For a given Festival, you can preview music from artists playing at a festival of choice via SoundCloud. Then, in a single purchase, you can book a … [Read more...] about FIR Interview: Festicket Founders at #LeWeb London
Jeremiah Owyang joins FIR co-host Shel Holtz for a discussion about Owyang's latest report for the Altimeter Group on The Collaborative Economy. The report focuses on the impact on business of the movement toward people sharing products and services, disintermediating the manufacturer or service provider. Airbnb - a marketplace for individuals to rent out their own properties so people don't need to use hotels - is one example. Another is ZipCar, the US-based service that lets people use a … [Read more...] about FIR Interview: Jeremiah Owyang on The Collaborative Economy
The announcement a few days ago that the LeWeb conference has been acquired by Reed MIDEM marks a significant milestone in the evolution of an annual event that has become the public networking platform of choice for big business, entrepreneurs, tech start-ups, politicians and anyone else with a keen interest in where the international internet ecosystem is going and who's taking it there. LeWeb is unquestionably the leading European conference focused not only on the web, but also more … [Read more...] about Taking LeWeb to another level
One of the learning examples of how some businesses go through a baptism of fire in addressing a genuine crisis, and the role social media plays in fuelling discussion, online and offline, is the experience of Domino's Pizza early in 2009. That experience revolved around the acts of two employees at a franchise store in the US who videoed themselves doing some disgusting things when preparing customers' pizzas, and uploaded the videos to YouTube. Domino's name was all over the embryonic … [Read more...] about Domino’s Pizza: You’ve come a long way, baby!