Chelsea Rustrum is sharing economy author, facilitator, and consultant with deep practical knowledge of the sharing and now bridges the sharing economy to blockchain technology. 

She’s the author of It’s a Shareable Life, the founder of a social and educational series in the Silicon Valley, dubbed The Sharers as well as Blockchain for Good and the BCOE has advised dozens of marketplaces and future looking ecosystems, and is now the co-founder of Instigation Protocol. 

She speaks to corporate audiences about the changing nature of business with blockchain technology, incentivization, and shared ownership through the lens of the sharing economy.

She has spoken to small and large audiences all over the world, in the following ways:

- Keynote speaker and panelist for tech conferences, festivals, educational events, at universities, for government, etc. 

- Facilitator for new economy panels and technical discussions 

- Workshop leader for discussions on shared value concepts and implementations 

Topics Chelsea speaks on:

– Evolution of Sharing Economy
– Where Blockchain Technology & Sharing Economy Meet
– The Future of Blockchain
– Shared Value & Ownership
– Ecosystem Thinking as a Competitive Advantage 


Topics Chelsea speaks on


The intersection of blockchain technology, value sharing, community based finance, and future hybrid business models

Sharing Economy

Peer-to-peer economies continue to evolve to include finance and value sharing vs. simply asset sharing

Value Sharing

Keep value moving and compensate for value when value is created and/or account for value extraction as it happens in value chain

Crowd Finance

Crowd finance is the key to sharing value and ownerships, which can happen through blockchain technology and smart contracts 

Chelsea has spoken at the following events:

TEDx Boulder

Pepin's Annual Shareholder Meeting

General Assembly, San Francisco

Pioneers, Vienna

Interzone, Vancouver

Year of the Ex, Munich
Barnraising Cooperatives, Oakland
Signal by Twilio, San Francisco

Invest India, Mumbai
Goethe-Institut, New York City
RCA Waste Reduction, Banff
#GetDecent, San Francisco
OpenHere, Dublin
Grow Co. by Inc, Nashville
Insights, Cyprus

Web Summit, Lisbon

TEDx, Menlo Park
Expo, Milan

CEED, Ljubljana
European Parliament, Strasbourg
PwC, San Francisco
Sharing Summit, Betheham
Meetup HQ, New York City
Slush, Helsinki
Inflection, Redwood City

Singularity University Village, Milan
Ouishare, Paris
Loomio/BizDojo, Wellington
Christchurch City Council, Christchurch 

Ethical Banking, DubaiMurex Festival, Toulon