The main difficulties would be in ensuring expectations of hosts are clear so everyone is happy, and also IP. However, I think it's doable.
EDIT: There's also potential legal hurdles as to whether the accommodation is deemed payment for work. The whole platform would need to be extremely transparent to mitigate exploitation.
I think this gets tricky if you live and work in two different areas, so it’s probably best suited for remote work or new projects.
But honest question here. Who cares about staying with founders? Why is that a benefit? Founders of another wave of generic startups don't seem like the most interesting people
San Francisco? The city that had to invent Uber because it's so hard to get around otherwise?
While there is certainly a concentration of talent and capital in SF, I don't see any less drive or capability where I live. We'd love to expatriate some of that. It's cheaper to live here and not everybody has to be in tech.
This is just my own opinion, and it's certainly biased since I'm not someone who would live in SF.
Does anyone know how the pricing compares with airbnb? Could be handy for early/young founders coming to SF to pitch investors for the first time.
what if I'm not awesome? would the hosts still want to meet me? what if I don't have anything interesting to say and I'm just a mediocre shlub?
After few cycles the founders may have lesser incentives to participate.
hmmm, I think "a lot of people" referred to above is actually the group of startup founders with a room to rent? In which case probably not a lot per se?
Is this a side project or a product? If it's a product it doesn't seem like it will "scale" (sorry to use that lingo).
Yeah, that's definitely a concern we've heard. We're starting with startup founders because that's a niche we know well, but it can work for any frequently traveling professional.
There's a big tailwind for more people traveling for work and working remotely, and staying 1+ weeks in a hotel/Airbnb is prohibitively expensive. There are startups working on solving this by creating their own custom spaces, but we know tons of people who just leave their room unoccupied because they don't want to deal with minor hassles like key exchange, cleanings, making sure the temporary visitors get along with roommates, etc. We think solving all that will open up a massive new supply of short to medium term housing.
If that doesn't work, send me an email (it's in my hacker news profile).
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Hence the 100-xyz
I wondered if we can advertise the idea of "meeting interesting people" as a perk for our potential interns. However it's hard to be sure it's reproducible.
... more or less like every SV company's "Work with us!" pages.
JS has its overhead in terms of data and, more severly, performance. Many people tend to put unecessary JS stuff like custom scrolling, needless animations and needless interactivity, etc. This stuff more often than not just ends up getting in the way of normal browser function and is of questionable benefit or none at all.
> I am building a website that relies heavily on JS. What should I be aware to steer away from the JS hate?
Remember to try out how your website works on a device with weak hardware and slow connection. This will not only make it far more accessible for people with older hardware, it will make better for recent hardware as well.
*) today's expression would probably be "rich user experince" or somesuch, but the meaning is the same - it's just vanity
I am building a web based chat bot, so it is essential as without animation, it kind of look bland and uninteresting. Although, I will try to check in weak hardware and slow connection. Although not IE previous versions though.