The Future of Work? There’s an app for that: Airbnb!

People associate Airbnb with vacation travel. But Airbnb was founded as a service for business travelers.


The company began in 2007. Then called AirBed & Breakfast, its founders’ business model was simple: Buy three air mattresses, and build a website at Then, invite attendees of the city’s 2008 Industrial Design Conference who couldnt find a hotel room to crash at their house.

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