Insights to Building Marketplace Businesses

Panel Friday | 2:30–3:30 pm | Cloudport, 63 Federal St., Portland

Uber, OpenTable, AirBnb, and Houzz are all examples of marketplace businesses. The marketplace model can have outsized returns but these businesses are notoriously difficult to start. This talk will dive into the unique challenges and strategies of cultivating network effects and scalability in the hospitality sector, drawing lessons from the paths of Dockwa,, and others.