You’ve seen how Uber, AirBNB and other on-demand apps have transformed not only their industries – but also the way we now expect to be able to work or make transactions. Anything from physical goods (cars, bikes and tools) to services (dog sitting, small household tasks) to other resources (knowledge, spaces) has been re-envisioned with a new business model for today’s sharing economy.
This workshop is for those looking to build their own on-demand start-up or app. Customers are ready for on-demand services – but what’s the best way to meet their needs for your industry? This workshop will cover some of the key considerations and actionable to-dos to make sure you do it right.
You’ll learn about:
- The sharing economy: why do some concepts take off and others go bust? What approaches have proven successful or not?
- Building the business: market validation, finding your niche and key partners
- Building the platform: should you start with web or mobile? iOS, Android or both? What’s the process and costs of building an on-demand mobile or web app?
- Prioritizing features, functionality and markets
- Monetization and growth strategies
- Tools and resources to help you succeed
- It’s not all about the technology: building the right team and offline experience
Colin Rose, Account Manager, Iversoft
Colin Rose is an Account Manager at Iversoft, a trusted technology partner specializing in digital experiences. With ten years of experience in account management and business development, Colin has a keen ability to nurture existing business relationships and cultivate new ones. A creative problem solver, Colin thrives on collaborating with clients to identify technology solutions customized to their organization. Colin has a BA from Carleton University and a Business Marketing Management diploma from Algonquin College.