5 Tips We’ve Learned from 500 Startups

Roost is ecstatic that we’ve officially started our first week at 500 Startups; it’s an amazing opportunity to be part of the 500 family. We have already received an invaluable amount of insight and advice that we’re excited to share with you. Last night, there was a fantastic panel of individuals from previous batches followed by pitches […]

Technology Disrupts Social Distrust

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” –Steve Jobs At its roots, technology was meant to build bridges between people. Although it has undoubtedly broken down barriers of communication, it has […]

One App To Rule The Roost! We Finally Did It!

After much love, hard work, and dedication, Roost has launched! Everyone on the team is super excited and beaming with pride and joy. It’s like having an adorable app baby. We can’t stop smiling and telling everyone about it Roost is the latest in revolutionizing the sharing economy. Similar to Lyft and Airbnb we let people make money […]

5 Reasons Why The Sharing Economy Is Here To Stay

There’s no doubt that the sharing economy has grown significantly in the past few years. Companies like Airbnb, Lyft, and now Roost ensure wealth gets shared among its users and not just the respective corporations. But why has the collaborative or sharing economy taken the world by storm? A few things: 1. The Internet has […]

7 Reasons Why People Need Self-Storage

Why would anyone ever need self-storage? Well, to keep it short, they have more stuff than they have space. But that’s oversimplifying it. There are various reasons why someone would have more stuff than space, and no, the answer isn’t because of rampant consumerism. It’s usually one of the seven below: 1. Moving More than […]

10 Most Bizarre Items Kept In Storage

Weird doesn’t even begin to describe the things some of these people have kept in storage. I understand we’re all entitled to our secrets but sometimes, just suck it up and pay the cremation fee! I think you know where I’m headed with this. 1. Granny Dearest It’s not actually all that uncommon to find […]

Are You Nuts? 10 Things You Absolutely Cannot Keep In Storage

Sure, the idea is tempting. Why not buy out a huge storage space and live in there? It’s cheaper than rent and it’s climate controlled. We hate to break it to you but there are some very hard Dos and Don’ts when it comes to the world of storage. So for all you creative cats […]

The Top 10 Things People Actually Put In Storage

We all have our skeletons in the closet, right? Embarrassing childhood photos, teddy bears that have long outgrown their use, or maybe even a haunted heirloom. Whatever it is, there’s a reason self-storage exists! Sometimes our closets just aren’t big enough. But before you try out for Storage Wars, you might want to check this […]

Startup Culture And Why Roost is Rad

People are attracted to startups for several reason, but one sticks out above all else – the culture that it offers its employees. Whether it’s an open-desk, collaborative environment or free food, t-shirts and never-ending ping pong – “startup culture” is consistently used as a competitive recruitment tool for many companies in the tech communities around the […]