Few individuals can claim to have impacted the future of transportation more than Robin Chase. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world. And she hasn’t stopped there.
“I’m very interested in looking at excess capacity everywhere.”
Most car owners only use their vehicles 5% of the time. Robin wanted to find a way to create additional resources from that, similar to how Airbnb maximizes additional space for vacationers. Buzzcar is the child of this process, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a new carshare platform, and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community.
She’s a huge proponent for developing more platforms for participation, so more consumers have more ways to trade resources instead of continually purchasing new items. Robin has declared, “We are transitioning from an industrial economy to a new sustainable collaborative economy.”
We’re thrilled to announce Robin as one of our headline speakers. She is truly a pioneer, bringing social commerce to the forefront with peer-to-peer lending in innovative ways. She has been recognized for her work by being named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company’s Fast 50 Innovators, and BusinessWeek’s Top 10 Designers.
You’ll want to hear what Robin has to say. Join us at Campus this February. Grab your pass here.