“Driving the Future Sustainable Collaborative Economy”
Thursday, November 14, 2013
6:00PM – 7:00PM
32-155 (Stata Center)
We are honored to welcome Robin Chase (SM ’86), Co-Founder and former CEO of Zipcar, and Founder of Buzzcar and GoLoco, to speak on her pioneering work and ideas on leadership and “why sharing is the future”. Chase will share her thoughts on innovation, enterpreneurship, and networking, as well as her unique meassage of why “high integrity” is at the core of her work. A catered reception will follow.
Robin Chase is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world, current founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a carsharing marketplace, and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community.
Through Chase’s leadership, Zipcar’s disruptive technology gives its members on-demand access to cars by-the-hour, revolutionizing people’s relationship to their cars and improving the quality of urban life for all. Buzzcar.com empowers individuals to take control of their mobility, without looking to governments or big businesses for solutions.
Chase is on the Board of the World Resources Institute, the US Secretary of Commerce’s National Advisory Committee for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and the US Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee. She served on the World Economic Forum Future of Transportation Council, the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation transition team, and the Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force. Chase lectures widely and has been frequently featured in the major media. She has received many awards, including Time 100 Most Influential People in the World, the Massachusetts Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit, Start-Up Woman of the Year, Business Week’s top 10 designers, Fast Company’s Fast 50 Champions of Innovation, technology and innovation awards from Fortune, CIO, and Info World Magazines, and numerous environmental awards from national, state, and local governments and organizations. Robin graduated from Wellesley College and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow.