What are the best access vs ownership startups?

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    #1Coach.me

    Coach.me
    Coach.me is a coach that goes everywhere with you, helping you achieve any goal, form any habit, or build any expertise. Build your career. Get in shape. Learn a new skill.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Víctor Espinosa
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "When I needed assistance determining what type of StartUp I wanted to begin, I needed professional help. With Coach.Me I was able to find a Coach that could guide me through the steps I needed to determine what direction I wanted to go in. Without the Coach I found on Coach.me, I never would have been successful. "
  2. 24

    #2Letgo

    Letgo

    Letgo is a fast-growing mobile marketplace to buy and sell locally. Quickly sell things you list on Letgo and find deals nearby like electronics, games, clothes, cars, furniture, décor and many more. Users can also chat with others locally.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Roy Russell
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "Letgo is a great buy and sell app. It has the latest technology that will even name your listings for you. You can post instantly and chat with fellow buyers and sellers on the spot. I personally think it's much safer than Craigslist, much easier to use than Facebook Marketplace, and much quicker than Ebay. Plus more and more people are using it everyday so the listings just keep increasing. You can really find some great deals here, so any bargain shoppers or goodwill hunters out there would definitely benefit from checking this out."
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    #3Rent the Runway

    Rent the Runway
    Rent the Runway is an online service that provides designer dress and accessory rentals. Choose from thousands of designer dresses and accessories like Badgley Mischka, Kate Spade New York, Halston Heritage and more.
    Websites

    Free

    Robert Meyer
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "This website is great for special events when you need something fancy but don't need the dress forever. It is practical for everyday people who want the luxury of wearing designer brands but can't afford them. "
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    #4Fon

    Fon
    Fon enables people to share some of their home Wi-Fi from anyone of the 7 million people in Fon's network. Over the last 10 years, Fon has built the world's largest WiFi network, comprised of people sharing their WiFi.
    Websites

    Free

    George Arnold
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "Fon is a WiFi network sharing tool that doesn't seem to do much to help my small start up as there is a lot more to what Fon does (and eligibility requirements can be confusing) than what is needed. I think the concept of Fon is great, but it is not much help for my startup."
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    #5Spinlister

    Spinlister

    Spinlister helps people to connect with trusted bike owners all over the world. This accurate tool for renting bikes also lets you send messages to users, pay through the app, and much more!

    Websites

    Free

    Patricia Turner
    Written on June 2, 2017
    "I travel a lot for business and am also an avid cyclist. It is not always possible for me to take my bike with me. Spinlister helps me find an available bike to use when I am on the go. I no longer have to rely on public transport or give up my daily exercise. I have also made some money by listing one of my bikes on the site so that some one else can use it when they need to ride. "
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    #6Instacart

    Instacart

    Instacart is a grocery delivery service in the US wherein you can do an online shopping on their app and delivers the things you bought from local stores such as Whole Foods Market, Target, Costco, and Petco to your door within two hours. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Kevin Barnes
    Written on April 20, 2017
    "I am a personal shopper for Instacart. This service has helped me to make money doing something I wanted to do without spending a lot of money to create my own customer base through advertising. The interface is simple and, for customers, you can quickly and easily order from any store in your area rather than being tied down to just a few. Definitely a time-saver. "
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    #7LiquidSpace

    LiquidSpace
    LiquidSpace gives you the power to find and book the perfect office space, at the touch of a button. Whether you need a quick workspace or a longer-term solution, you'll find it on the network for office space.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    William Jensen
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "This really helped with the flexibility I needed. My business is mobile , I move around different cities and states depending with my company. When we set up shop to start construction, it made it a lot easier to find what we needed and in the time we needed it. This gave me a lot of room to work within the constraints I had and not have to be tied down to a lease and the fees that go along with that. "
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    #8Lyft

    Lyft

    Lyft is a ride sharing service for people to find rides whenever they need from "regular" people who have a car. Download the app and get a ride from a friendly driver within minutes. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Moisés Lugo
    Written on May 14, 2017
    "I don't see the connection here. My problem is about access vs ownership on startups and the solution proposed is the Lyft transportation app. I can appreciate that Lyft is a startup but is this giving me any help on comparing access and ownership? I'm disappointed."
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    #9Google Play Books

    Google Play Books
    Make digital reading even easier with Google Play Books, featuring smart recommendations personalized just for you, access to millions of best sellers, comics, and textbooks, and loads of customizable features.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Peter Evans
    Written on May 2, 2017
    "With google play books, every topic was at my fingertips. Taking my books on the go, I was able to learn all I needed about starting a business, owning it, or just accessing it. An entire library in my hands! I was able to inform myself quickly with google play's vast media collection, and now I'm well on my way to my media empire."
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    #10Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jacob Berry
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "Love using Evernote for all my business and personal needs. The notes and items you create are available all the time, across all devices so you never have to fumble for your laptop when you wake up with an idea in the middle of the night. "
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    #11Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Douglas Henderson
    Written on March 26, 2017
    "I was studying to understand the difference between access versus ownership startup companies and the role they play in society. I spent some time at Netflix to do so and get a much deeper understanding of the type of companies that fall into the "access" category. It's an important concept in the world right now and especially popular with millennials. Getting a membership with Netflix helped to experience the difference for myself!"
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    #12Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Edward Sanchez
    Written on April 24, 2017
    "I don't think this is the best option for the provided problem. Spotify is a music streaming service, so access vs ownership startups wouldn't coexist with Spotify. "

Summary

Best What are the best access vs ownership startups
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Coach.meApps 25 Free
2LetgoApps 24 Free
3Rent the RunwayWebsites 20 Free
4FonWebsites 18 Free
5SpinlisterWebsites 16 Free
6InstacartApps 14 Free
7LiquidSpaceApps 11 Free
8LyftApps 11 Free
9Google Play BooksApps 8 Free
10EvernoteApps 6 Free
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