A company that hosts a marketplace for experiences, not goods. Very interesting and innovative.
“SideTour provides a community marketplace where people can discover, book, and host amazing experiences and activities. Whether it’s getting a group together to dine at a chef’s home, going backstage at a Broadway Show, or watching the sunset from a private sailboat, SideTour’s mission is to connect people with vibrant and creative hosts who want to share their talents and passion with others. The company was founded in June 2011 and is headquartered in New York City.”
Still in beta, but received $1.5 million in funding apparently from TechStars NYC. Even though they take a 20% cut of the pricing, this seems like a pretty legit way to forge a career or earn some considerable side money.