Lauren Capelin

Hosted at Tractor Design School

part of a series on Collaborate


About the speaker

Lauren has played an instrumental role in building collaborative consumption into a global economy and movement over the last five years. Over this time, she has developed CollaborativeConsumption to become the leading source of news, resources and examples about the space globally, and built a curator network covering news and research from more than 30 countries.

With a deep understanding of the unique potential of collaborative businesses and the communities that drive them, based on her years of experience researching thousands of entrepreneurs and advising high-growth start-ups around the world, Lauren is passionate about harnessing the power of the collaborative economy to shape a more efficient, sustainable and connected future.

As Chief Knowledge Officer at Collaborative Lab, she is a renowned expert about the collaborative economy for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporations and government leaders around the world. She has worked alongside Rachel Botsman, author of What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live, to take the key principles of the collaborative economy, help clients determine the implications and opportunities, and develop strategies to take advantage of this societal shift.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in Creative Writing and Journalism, and a Graduate Certificate in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies from Queensland University of Technology. She is an inaugural member of the World Economic Forum Sydney Global Shapers Hub. She recently spent time in Costa Rica to earn her qualifications as a registered Yoga Alliance yoga teacher.

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