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Robin Chase

Robin Chase, co-founder of Zipcar, is a true innovator and pioneer of the sharing economy. She has disrupted the car owning trade time and again with Zipcar, the largest car sharing business in the world, Buzzcar, a peer to peer car sharing service, and GoLoco an online carpooling community.

Robin Chase, co-founder of Zipcar, is a true innovator and pioneer of the sharing economy. She has disrupted the car owning trade time and again with Zipcar, the largest car sharing business in the world, Buzzcar, a peer to peer car sharing service, and GoLoco an online carpooling community.

Robin also co-founded Veniam, which has been hailed as one of the 50 most forward-thinking companies in America by CNBC. Veniam is building a network of connected vehicles, essentially it is the ‘Internet of Moving Things’.

Having changed global attitudes to transportation and car ownership, Robin has encouraged governments companies and individuals rethink environmentalism, and come up with innovative solutions and ideas enable changes to cities, countries and society.

Her book, ‘Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism’ gives real insights into how the economy is being transformed with disruptive collaboration models, and gives ideal as to how leveraging the model can address climate change.

Robin’s formula for success is to identify excess capacity, and to share this capacity with collaborators, be it in transportation, wireless networks or other business.

Robin has advised businesses and governments on how to encourage and enable innovation.

Robin has been won a Harvard College Women’s Leadership Award, has been named in Time’s 100 most influence people list, and has won several other highly acclaimed awards.

As a speaker, Robin covers a multitude of areas, including innovation, CSR, design, the sharing economy, leadership, transportation and leadership. 

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