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Robin Chase

Transportation entrepreneur. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world.


“Everyday, create the world you want to live in.” That has been visionary Robin Chase’s approach to addressing the greatest dilemmas of the 21st century. An authority on transportation with a background in business, Robin Chase founded the car-share business Zipcar with only $68 in her bank account. Regarded as one of the most influential people of our era by Time magazine, she has been credited with reinventing capitalism and aiding in the promotion of a new economic paradigm where people come together on the Internet to service each other and resolve problems on a community level. Her bestselling book, Peer Inc., takes an in-depth look at this model. Chase has continued to explore new ways of doing things through the foundation of her French-based company, Buzzcar and her participation on various boards, including the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board. Due to her ingenuity, passion, and successful ventures in the formation of platform-based companies, Chase is a highly sought-out speaker by groups that prioritize making change over making money. Robin Chase is founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a carsharing 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 carsharing 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 and 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. Chase 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. Chase graduated from Wellesley College and MIT′s Sloan School of Management, and was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow.


This profile was created by the MicDrop team with public information found from London Speaker Bureau, Speakers' Corner and SPEAKING.com