12:15 - 13:30
Date: September 27, 2013 - 12:15 - 13:30
Building: Frankel Leo ut 30-34
Event type: Lecture
Event audience: Private
This event is for CEU Business School students.
In addition to sharing her experiences founding Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, and Buzzcar, a peer-to-peer car-rental marketplace, Robin Chase will discuss the Peer Inc. economy. In the collaborative Peer Inc. economy, companies and governments use the Internet to leverage resources outside their organizations rather than inside them, a transformative change in the traditional sources of power and value creation.
Robin Chase is founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a car-sharing marketplace. Buzzcar.com empowers individuals to take control of their mobility, without looking to governments or big businesses for solutions. Robin is also founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community.
She is on the Board of the World Resources Institute, the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the US Department of Commerce, and the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board. She also served on the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the US Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation Transition Working Group, and Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force. Robin lectures widely, has been frequently featured in the major media, and has received many awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including Time 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators, and BusinessWeek Top 10 Designers. Robin graduated from Wellesley College and MIT's Sloan School of Management, and was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow. http://www.robinchase.org/