Disrupting Innovation

Real Life Storage Wars: Makespace Beefs With Manhattan Mini Storage

The offending ad. (Screengrab via Manhattan Mini Storage)

When a startup comes along and rattles the corporate powers that be, those big companies rarely go down without a fight.

In the case of successful disruptors like Uber and Airbnb, the startups are punished with investigations and regulations. But in the case of storage startup Makespace, the new company is the one taking legal action — and, of course, publishing an angsty 2,000-word blog post about the situation, dramatically entitled, “When Goliaths Roar.”  Read More

Delivery From Inconvenience

This NYC Startup Will Cheaply Store Your Excess Stuff in NJ

urBin makes storing all your winter junk easy and affordable. (urBin)

Spring is here, and we can finally pack away our colossal parkas and snow boots. But if you live in a tiny NYC apartment — many of which have nary a closet — it’s hard to find a place to store all your winter junk.

Enter urBin, the online service that whisks your stuff away to a storage facility and returns it again whenever you need it, all at the click of a button. Read More