Peerby gets 2nd Place in Ben & Jerry's Join our Core Competition 2013!

After a great Pitch Competition, Peerby landed the 2nd spot at European final in London!

13 JUNE 2013, LONDON, UK
Peerby is a free website & I-phone app that enables you to borrow the stuff you need from your neighbors. It was selected as one of the the most promising Dutch social start ups in 2013 and made the second price at the Ben & Jerry's Join our Core Competition in London.

After a tough selection round and regional finals, 18 promising start ups with a sustainable business idea have been invited to the European Final of the Ben & Jerry's Join our Core Competition. Peerby's founder Daan Weddepohl was able to win the second price and can definitely say that Peerby is one of the most promising social start ups in the Netherlands.

Peerby has already won the Postcode Green Challenge in 2012 and is having big plans for this year. Through Peerby you can borrow anything you need from the people in your neighborhood and can thereby save money, help the environment and meet your neighbors. The website & I-phone app has launched an english version of its service about one month ago and is planning on a rapid growth in and outside the Netherlands in the next few month. 

"We are very proud that we were selected as one of the two Dutch finalists and see this as a motivation to become even better in the future. Its fantastic that Ben & Jerry's sees us as one of the best social start ups in Europe and we hope to grow even further in the next few month. " Daan Weddepohl
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About Peerby International

Peerby is a website that lets you easily borrow or rent (Peerby GO) things from your neighbors - with delivery, access to the things you need is even faster and more convenient. Ask Peerby for something you need, and borrow or rent it from your neighbors. With renting, you pay a small amount but you are sure to get exactly what you need, when and where you need it. The owners can make some extra cash by delivering the item themselves or let Peerby arrange delivery by bike messenger. Peerby saves you money, promotes social cohesion and enables the green life: as many as 1/8 of CO2 emissions on earth are derived from the production and consumption of durable goods. Since the launch of Peerby in September 2012, the number of members and transactions has grown exponentially. Peerby has active communities in twenty cities across Europe and in ten pilot cities in the US.

Accelerators: Founders Institute, Rockstart, Techstars.
Awards: $125,000 from the Clinton Global Initiative, B&J’s Join our Core, App My City Award.