July 4, 2012 by Terence LEE
Stayovers are a great way of getting to know a person, since homes and their artifacts tell stories about the owners. Airbnb has made an industry out of this by popularizing peer-to-peer short term rentals. And they’re succeeding.
Putting a fascinating twist on online rental marketplaces is StartupStay.com, an invite-only website that lets entrepreneurs connect with one another and stay in each other’s homes for a few days. Unlike Airbnb though, no monetary transactions are involved.
Entrepreneurs are motivated by a multiplicity of things, and Startup Stay meets a number of them.
Since accommodation is free, users enjoy cost savings when they travel to another country. Members can pick who they want to network with since both the guest and host must mutually agree to the stayover. Read more