Open Shed wins Green Lifestyle Award

Open Shed has won the Green Lifestyle Award for the Small Business category at the first ever Lifestyle Magazine inaugural Green Awards.

Open Shed Co-founders Lisa Fox and Duncan Stewart at the inaugural Green Lifestyle Awards 2012

Awards were presented to the best performing companies in the Australian green industry.

“We introduced these awards to give recognition to the wonderful companies and people who are leading the charge toward a cleaner and greener living environment,” said Emma Bowden, Editor of Green Lifestyle magazine.

Open Shed is an online peer-to-peer rental platform to encourage collaborative consumption. Whether you want to borrow a power drill for your home renovation, a bike for the weekend or a travel cot for the holidays, Open Shed provides individuals, groups and communities with a safe and secure rental platform. The benefits are hiring items at a fraction of the cost of buying new, making a few extra dollars and reducing the hyper-consumption of goods.

Open Shed is one of five clean technology companies taking part in the competitive Ignition Labs accelerator program.

Under intense mentoring and with the aid of $25,000 seed capital, all teams are working furiously to develop their value proposition ahead of the Australian and U.S. roadshow starting 29 September. Once in the US, the companies will attend the prestigious SXSW Eco in Austin, Texas.