For those unfamiliar with this story, let me tell you about Larry Walters (a.k.a. “Lawn Chair Larry”). To me, there seems some striking similarities between one of Larry’s better-known life experiences and the current state of the on-demand delivery market. On July 2, 1982, Larry took a flight from…Read more
Like it or not, we are all becoming members of the sharing economy. Its own ecosystem of goods and services performed from peer-to-peer, the sharing economy is a major part of our daily lives. A growing number of new-business ventures are creating digital marketplaces to help people connect with each other- typically…Read more
The importance of social events at companies Everyone has a “guy” for something – a mechanic, a bartender, some sort of hook up. The person that’ll cut you a deal, put you first in line, or help you out even if they don’t really have the time. This idea isn’t…Read more
Move. (Aloe Blacc). Unpack. Now give ’em back. Say what? That’s the BungoBox tagline with our own uShip addition. BungoBox is a moving box rental company that delivers prior to your move and picks everything up when you’re done. BungoBoxes are made of industrial-strength plastic, do not need packing tape, come with…Read more
Saturday January 25th will mark the 3rd annual Austin Startup Games, an event that pairs selected athletes from some of Austin’s hottest startups for head to head competition – albeit friendly – for the title of Most Competitive Startup in town. Athletes compete in games from Pop-A-Shot to Flip Cup…Read more
Being part of a thriving startup is difficult to describe if you’re not used to it – it typically defies most work norms and that can be unsettling for some people. However, to those who blossom and believe in this type of corporate environment, the results can be outstanding. “Everyone…Read more
At uShip, we love when our members tell us more about themselves and what brought them to uShip through our uShip Stories. With that in mind, we thought some of our users would like a behind-the-scenes look at who we are and how we work.