Sharing Economy UK Tech Mission

San Francisco, 25 - 27th January

Application Deadline: 4 December 2015

Technology Sector: Sharing Economy Businesses

Judging panel:

Gerard Grech (CEO of Tech City UK)
Debbie Wosskow (CEO of LoveHomeSwap and Chair of Sharing Economy UK)
Andrew Saul (Senior Partner at Osborne Clarke)
Mike Masserman (Director of International Government Relations at Lyft)

The Tech Mission to the United States, organised by the Sharing Economy UK and Tech City UK, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) offers UK businesses the opportunity to explore the US market.

It will provide the opportunity for businesses to meet with key players in the Industry; both well-established companies and up and coming disruptors influencing the industry, as well as to foster collaboration between innovative British and American businesses.


Our definition of the sharing economy:

“The sharing economy involves using internet technologies to connect distributed groups of people and organisations to make better use of goods, skills, services, capital and spaces, sharing access and so reducing the need for ownership.”

In order to be eligible to apply for this mission, your company must be a ‘sharing economy’ company as defined above!


If you would like to take part in this mission please fill out the application form using Survey Monkey - Link

We have an expert panel reviewing applications. The panel will consist of Gerard Grech (CEO of Tech City UK), Debbie Wosskow (CEO of LoveHomeSwap and Chair of Sharing Economy UK), Andrew Saul (Senior Partner at Osborne Clarke), Mike Masserman (Director of International Government Relations at Lyft).


During the three day mission you will meet some of the biggest companies in the sharing economy. We are seeking to confirm companies such as Lyft, Airbnb, Instacart and and will update this flyer as meetings firm up. There will also be a marketing and PR workshop as well as a session with VCs.

Accommodation and cost:

We are seeking a preferential rate at a downtown hotel. This will have a cost of approximately $250 a night which the successful applicants will pay themselves or make their own alternative arrangements. Please note successful applicants will also be required to pay for flights and a fee of £250 to UKTI in order to take part in the mission.

Who are we?

Sharing Economy UK

Sharing Economy UK (‘SEUK’) champions the UK’s sharing economy industry. We are a nationwide trade body representing the country’s most influential sharing economy businesses, along with game-changing start-ups, across a spectrum of sectors.

Tech City UK

Tech City UK focus on creating the optimum conditions for digital technology businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive across the UK. Through our programmes and policy work, we accelerate the growth of UK digital businesses at all stages of their development.


UKTI works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports. We encourage and support overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business.