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SokoSquare.com matches people who want to barter personal & creative services. leverage existing social networks to create a trusted barter community. complementary wants & needs. why barter?. “Barter accounts for 30% of the world’s total business.” Monocle Magazine Dec 2009/Jan 2010.
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SokoSquare.com matches people who want to barter personal & creative services
wants & needs
Dec 2009/Jan 2010
independent workers in the US
unemployed or underemployed
Lee-Sean HuangCatherine WhiteElizabeth Fuller
interaction design, digital content, online community building
Human Rights Watch, Avaaz.org, Creative Commons, Purpose Campaigns
BA Government, Harvard
Former corporate lawyer
Summer research assistant at Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society
MS Chemistry, UCL, LLM. Cardozo
Interactive content design for major entertainment networks
BA Communications/CS, UCLA
5+ years of tech experience in financial services industry
8+ years international marketing experience
Marketing Manager at Estee Lauder
10+ years experience in software development
early stage startups and Fortune 100 companies
flat subscription - everyone pays
Required Capital ~$160K
Estimated Users ~30K
Estimated Users ~110K
“The next big thing: a means of peer to peer exchange that do not involve cash...genuine peer to peer will lead to genuine value creation.”
“There is no reason that products and services could not be swapped directly by consumers and producers through a system of direct exchange–essentially a massive barter economy.”
“A parallel and more intriguing form of trade in the future will be barter...Without question, we'll see new forms of market-making and auctions. But the most stunning change will be peer-to-peer, and peer-to-peer-to-peer transaction of goods and services.”
“A collection of mobile urbanites, Bohemian Mix represents the nation's most liberal lifestyles. Its residents are an ethnically diverse, progressive mix of young singles, couples, and families ranging from students to professionals. In their funky rowhouses and apartments, Bohemian Mixers are the early adopters who are quick to check out the latest movie, nightclub, laptop, and microbrew.”
“Young Digerati are tech-savvy and live in fashionable neighborhoods on the urban fringe. Affluent, highly educated, and ethnically mixed, Young Digerati communities are typically filled with trendy apartments and condos, fitness clubs and clothing boutiques, casual restaurants and all types of bars--from juice to coffee to microbrew.”
is a voice coach in need of a website.
is a web wiz looking to boost his karaoke chops.
is a pastry chef in need of paintings for his new bakery.
will paint for crème brûlée.