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Free Idea: The Next Uber Starts Here

Each month, we bring you what could be the Next Big Thing. Go ahead, roll with it.

[Image: Flickr user Tim Lenz]

This month's idea comes from Google Ventures general partner Karim Faris:

"When driving around a city looking for parking, I find it so frustrating to pass big, empty lots with tow away signs. Why not launch a marketplace? Provide urban businesses and individuals who own real estate the opportunity to monetize their space off-hours. People will pay."

Got an idea you're not using? Send it to freeideas at fastcompany dot com and you might see it here next month.

A version of this article appeared in the December 2013 / January 2014 issue of Fast Company magazine.