User to User Car Rentals

FlightCar aims to put vehicles left in airport parking lots to use by offering them up for short-term loans.


Niche Biz: Rented Event Space

The two-floor venue is art gallery-sleek, but warm and beautifully fluid in its design.


Game Day House Rentals

GamedayHousing is the easiest and safest way for groups of sports fanatics to find a place to stay when they’re in town for the big game.


U of M Student Awarded For Baby Clothes Rental Biz

“I really can’t believe it,” said Kim of Ann Arbor, who created a company called Bebarang, which he describes as similar to Netflix because it allows parents to rent baby clothes.


WhipCar Lets Owners Rent Out Their Vehicles

Owner Eligibility

You must have a car (no vans, motorbikes or motorhomes at the moment)

It can’t be more than 8 years old

It must have a valid MOT and road tax

You must have existing insurance (this won’t be affected in the event of damage – so your no-claims bonus is safe)

You must meet WhipCar’s vehicle eligibility requirements and be suitable for use (safe to drive, in good condition and clean)

You can’t have had a major accident in the last 3 years or written-off your vehicle

Driver Eligibility

You must be at least 21 years old (and no more than 70 years old)

You must have held a full UK driving licence (not provisional) for a minimum of 12 months

You must have no more than 6 penalty points on your driving [license]

You can’t have had any drink driving convictions in the last 5 years

You have no convictions relating to driving without insurance

You’ve had no more than two accidents in the past 3 years

Currently the service is only available within the UK.


Niche Biz: Maternity Rentals

It’s rare that most women of normal-size get more than a few wears out of a cocktail dress, so the likelihood that you’ll wear a maternity cocktail dress again is far-fetched.


YouTube To Let Users Charge Rental Fees

YouTube exec Hunter Walk told MediaPost that the site will soon offer its users the ability to charge rental fees for their uploaded videos.


Helping Rental Companies Take Their Biz Online

The brainchild of Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tim Hyer, this startup offers web-based hosting and software utilities to help rental companies streamline their business process and improve customer conversion.


Moms Launch Education Game Rental Website

Christy Baker, a stay-at-home mom, liked the idea of buying educational games for her children, but found they were expensive and the children lost interest in them after a while.