Sharing the future: how to innovate the Zipcar way?

Sofa Session
Robin Chase

Session info

During her Sofa Session, Robin Chase will expand on the topic of running a business on the principles of sharing. She will share her views on how sharing can benefit profit for a company as well as society.

Chase has been using Corporate Social Responsibility with her carsharing companies, which have had an impact on car use in a country that has been petrol addicted for years. Chase is an influential thinker on entrepreneurship and will share her lessons to change your future innovation efforts.


Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. She is founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a carsharing marketplace in France; and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. She is also executive chairman of Veniam Works, a vehicle mesh communications company based in Portugal.

She is on the Board of the World Resources Institute. She also served on the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the US Department of Commerce as well as several advisory boards on transportation.

Chase 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.