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From Zipcar through Uber and Beyond: How a New Organizational Paradigm is Changing the Way We Work, Build Businesses, and Shape Economies - Robin Chase, co-founder of Zipcar, Buzzcar, Veniam

Dec 9, 2015 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Robin Chase, co-founder of Zipcar, Buzzcar, Veniam

Robin Chase will present a public talk at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.  9, 2015, at Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. A book sale and signing will follow the public talk.

Chase, who is the author of “Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism,” is visiting the Wilson School as part of its Dean’s Innovation Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Initiative.

Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a peer to peer carsharing service in France (now merged with Drivy); and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. She is also co-founder and Executive Chairman of Veniam, a vehicle communications company building the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things.

She is on the Boards of Veniam, the World Resources Institute, and Tucows. She also served on the board of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Transportation, the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board, 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, was a Harvard University Loeb fellow, and received an honorary Doctorate of Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

To view Chase’s TED talks, please click on the following links:  http://www.ted.com/talks/robin_chase_excuse_me_may_i_rent_your_car

http://www.ted.com/talks/robin_chase_on_zipcar_and_her_next_big_idea

Students will be seated first at all non-ticketed events.

NOTE: ALL MEDIA MUST REGISTER AT brhuber@princeton.edu PRIOR TO EVENT. UNAUTHORIZED VIDEO AND/OR AUDIO TAPING PROHIBITED.