Wednesday Resident Meetup: A Conversation with Robin Chase, ZipCar Founder
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Boston, United States
A Conversation with Robin Chase, ZipCar Founder
Join us to meet a special guest this week! We’re very lucky to be welcoming Robin Chase, founder and former CEO of Zipcar, and Brian Goldstein, partner at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart, in a conversation about the growing trend of collaborative consumption, the power of “sharing” markets and the future of customer engagement.
Robin Chase is the founder and Chairwoman of Veniam ‘Works, a provider of vehicular mesh networking platform technology based in Lisbon, Portugal that turns traffic into a nest of Wi-Fi hotspots for in-vehicle connectivity, and founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a car sharing marketplace. She is also founder of GoLoco, an online ridesharing community, and founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world. Robin is on the Board of the World Resources Institute, the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the US Department of Commerce, and the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board. She 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, and was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow.
Brian Goldstein is a partner in the Business & Technology Practice at Choate, Hall & Stewart with over 20 years of experience in the areas of business, venture capital, technology transactions and M&A. He serves as general counsel to growth-oriented companies in a variety of industries, including digital media, Internet, software, semiconductors and medical devices, advising on domestic and international licensing and distribution agreements, strategic partnerships and joint ventures and general business counseling. Brian’s international practice includes cross-border financings and acquisitions, as well as advice on other US-based activities, for companies headquartered or with significant operations in Europe and Israel. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. In February, Brian was a panelist at the Harvard Business School Association of Boston event “Raising Capital for Start-up Businesses.”
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Harvard Innovation Lab
Launched in November 2011, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students from across Harvard interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covering a wide range of disciplines. The i-lab fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.