The Future of the Shared Economy
Our twelfth Soda Social ' The Future of the Shared Economy' was an absolute success. The evening included an insightful discussion with our speakers including Anna Bance the Co-Founder of Girl Meets Dress and Jamie Wilson the CEO and Co-Founder of HomeTouch.
Anna Bance - Founder of Girl Meets Dress Co-founder GirlMeetsDress.com
Anna Bance is the founder of Europe’s leading online rental website, GirlMeetsDress.com. Giving millions of women the ability to hire designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the price. Anna’s background is in Fashion, Journalism, and PR with her degree from the London College of Fashion. The business has scaled throughout Europe, and Anna has pioneered the way forward for rental as an e-commerce category of its own, within the now further established ‘Sharing Economy’.
Dr. Jamie Wilson - Founder of Hometouch
HomeTouch Dr. Jamie Wilson started his career as an NHS psychiatrist specialising in dementia before turning his hand to startups. Frustrated with the bureaucracy in the NHS and learning first hand how difficult it is to find reliable home care, he realised that the agency model was broken and the future of the UK’s elderly population was in trouble. Jamie started HomeTouch in 2015 and has grown it to be one of the largest new breed of home care platforms raising funds from Passion Capital, 500 startups, and BUPA.