It was a cold stormy night of February in the year 2008 when Leah Busque realized she has run out of dog food for their 100-pound labrador. It was that ‘apple on the head’ moment she thought of a platform where people could outsource petty tasks to others and save on time. Built on the principles of community building, it’s hailed as a revolutionary platform that brings neighbors closer and extends a helping hand for a price people in need want to pay.
From this experience, TaskRabbit (formerly RUNmyERRAND), an online and mobile marketplace that connects neighbors to get things done, was born. Fully vetted, entrepreneurially-minded professionals contribute their time and skills to help busy people find extra time in their days to do the things they love. Neighbors helping neighbors — it's an old-school concept reimagined for today.