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Tuesday, March 12 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Is It Local? Scaling Local Infrastructures

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Amidst a failing national economy, entrepreneurs and consumers are turning to local businesses to fuel job growth, provide access to inventory and boost local economies. Startups like Getaround, Flywheel, and Postmates have developed local infrastructure businesses that tap into existing inventory and workforces in your city. But, can they scale?
This conversation will address three specific topics: 1) why local infrastructure has emerged as a new “trend” 2) what markets these businesses will succeed best in 3) how to scale while balancing supply and demand.
Speaking from leading local commerce and transportation startups, Jessica, Sean and Steve will discuss strategies, lessons learned and how it looks to roll out in new cities. They’ll answer if it’s possible to build a framework where businesses can plug in growth and market variables such as city size, local topography, hourly wages, access to public transportation, etc or whether they’re just flying by the seat of their pants.
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Steven Humphreys


Sean Plaice

Co-founder, EngineerPostmates
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Jessica Scorpio

FounderGetaroundJessica founded Getaround, a Silicon Valley startup that is pioneering the concept of peer-to-peer car sharing using mobile technology. Prior to launching Getaround, she completed the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University, a new graduate program launched... Read More →

Tuesday March 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C

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