Sharing Summit – September 30th at Lehigh University


The Sharing Summit is launching its first annual sharing economy conference. The all-day September 30th conference at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA will feature speakers from a number of sectors who will provide in-depth insights into the sharing economy and emerging trends in other industries.

Speakers will focus on doing business in a different way. With an emphasis on community, the environment and art, industry leaders will dive into the nuances of the sharing economy, how it’s changing and what’s emerging from it.

The event will host keynote speaker Jeff Hoffman, the founder of, to provide an insider’s look at the trends within the sharing economy. Other notable speakers include Chelsea Rustrum, author of It’s a Shareable Life and Steve Boerner, founder of Hatch House Ventures. Steve will host a lightning session with startups that have businesses models rooted in the sharing economy.

The sharing economy has been buzzing for years, and with the rise of companies like Uber and Lyft, consumers are starting to pay attention. The industry has nothing but upward-growth projections — PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates that the industry could generate revenues of about $335 billion by 2025.

“We’re excited to host the first East Coast conference focused on the sharing economy,” David Gritz, the chair at the Sharing Summit, says. “The sharing economy has reaching a tipping point in global mind share and is changing the way people do business, access talent, and get goods. We believe now it is critical to bring together people physically for this discussion.

A few startup companies will also have the opportunity to pitch their ideas in a five-minute, lightning-round style forum to compete for a cash prize to propel their business forward.

For more information about the Sharing Summit, visit Tickets are being sold on Eventbrite.


The Sharing Summit is an organization founded to support business owners and executives make the transition of from the industrial economy to the sharing economy. Trends in sharing are the next competitive advantage and give midsize businesses an opportunity to compete on equal footing with global enterprise.