The confluence of new mobile and IoT technologies has enabled entirely new business models in the sharing economy -- as well as new approaches to people-powered transportation. When a new product or service arises that solves a universal need, it can transcend national and cultural boundaries, spreading like wildfire as people incorporate it in their daily lives, and entire cities and industries are transformed. However, not every company succeeds in adapting their model to unique local conditions.
In the case of improving urban mobility, Mobike has led a smart dockless bikeshare revolution, growing to serve more than 200 million users in 215 cities across 18 countries in under two years. We’ll go deep into the lessons that the company has learned about the sharing economy on a global level, and what made possible this rapid growth.
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