Uniiverse, the platform for collaborative living, was launched worldwide today. Stating that it is not a social network, the company is the first online platform to take an offline approach for its users. Doing-away with status updates and virtual friends, Uniiverse is all about trust, the sharing economy, and face-to-face interactions. “Uniiverse is the only platform that allows anyone to share any kind of real-life activity or service,” says Ben Raffi, CEO & president of Toronto-based Uniiverse. “And it’s free to post.”
Users can specify what they’re offering, the price they charge (could be free), and when it is happening. People can instantly discover, book, and pay for the listing through the website. Uniiverse enables anyone to become an entrepreneur, meet like-minded people, share their passions – and live a smarter, happier, more sustainable lifestyle.
The opportunities Uniiverse brings to people are endless:
- Organize a jogging group, tapas party, or yoga session
- Offer a service such as a photography workshop, language lesson, or a sushi-making class
- Use your extra time by posting your availability for errand running, babysitting, or pet walking
- Share your stuff that is rarely used such as a drill, a bike, or a guitar
- Rent out your space when you’re away, or offer your unused parking spot
- Organize a ride-share to save money on gas, and help the environment
Users are encouraged to rate and review each others’ shared experiences. Uniiverse enables people to get a full understanding of each other’s trustworthiness by showing social proximity, ratings, reviews, and participation across categories.
“Uniiverse is building the sharing economy, where access and experiences are more important than ownership. This movement will help the environment, global financial issues, and build stronger communities,” says Craig Follett, CEO & chairman of Uniiverse.
Through this platform, Uniiverse is resurrecting old marketplace behaviors, such as sharing, on a scale that was never before possible. The company aims to kick-start the sharing revolution.