About our Guest Speaker, Robin Chase
Robin Chase is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car sharing company in the world. More recently she founded and serves as CEO of Buzzcar and GoLoco. Robin serves on the Board of the World Resources Institute, the US Secretary of Commerce's National Advisory Committee for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and the US DOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee. She served on the World Economic Forum Future of Transportation Council, the Massachusetts Governor's Transportation transition team, and the Boston Mayor's Wireless Task Force. Her many awards, including Time 100 Most Influential People in the World, the Massachusetts Governor's Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit, Start-up Woman of the Year, Business Week's top 10 designers, Fast Company's Fast 50 Champions of Innovation, technology and innovation awards from Fortune, CIO, and Info World Magazines, and numerous environmental. Robin has been featured in major media, including The New York Times, NPR, Wired, Newsweek and BusinessWeek. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the MIT Sloan School and has been a Harvard University Loeb Fellow. Chase lives in Cambridge, MA.
Listen to Robin Chase's Ted Talks from 2008 and 2012.
About the Book
The Peers Incorporated model combines two powerful forces. On one side: industrial strengths: companies, governments, and institutions (i.e., the "Inc.") that apply significant resources, talent, and money to simplify the complex, apply standards and consistency, deliver economies of scale, and create global brands. On the other we have individual strengths: individuals and small companies (i.e., the "Peers") engaged in local, small scale, customized, and specialized efforts to create just-right unique goods and services, often tapping into their own social networks to promote and distribute them.
* Special appreciation to Hooks Book Events for making Robin Chase available for this Annual Meeting.