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Neal Gorenflo

Co-founder of Shareable

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Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder Shareable, a news, action, connection hub for the sharing transformation. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the corporate world to help people share through Internet startups, publishing, grassroots organizing, and a circle of friends committed to the common good.

During this career shift, Neal worked with startups including peer asset sharing platform, an online DVD exchange, a spinout of Cisco's corporate asset sharing platform, and white label asset sharing platform To build community in the space, he co-organized The Abundance League monthly salons in San Francisco between 2005 and 2010. Through his exploration of sharing, Neal met those who would co-found Shareable with him.

Neal has become an expert on sharing through 10 years of entrepreneurship, public communication, and as a avid practitioner. He has consulted with Institute for the Future, Sitra, Lowe's Home Improvement, and numerous startups. His expertise has been featured by NBC Nightly News, Fast Company, Christian Science Monitor, Sunset Magazine, CBS Consumer Watch, and ABC 7 Live. He is a sought after speaker with recent appearances at SXSW, Sustainable Brands, SOCAP, and ShareNY. His writing is featured in YES! Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, The Urbanist, and the anthology Open Design Now. He is co-editor of Share or Die: Voices of The Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis and Policies for Shareable Cities, the first sharing economy policy guide.

In addition to his work at Shareable, Neal serves on the board of the US Solidarity Economy Network and is an adviser to OuiShare, Peers, and Mayor Park of Seoul, South Korea. He is a former Innovation Fellow for Mayor Lee of San Francisco. Neal earned a masters with distinction from Georgetown University's Communication, Culture & Technology program and B.As in American Studies and English Literature with distinction for George Mason University. He lives in Mountain View, California with his wife Andrea and son Jacob.

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