Robin Chase is the founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a car sharing marketplace. Buzzcar.com empowers individuals to take control of their mobility, without looking to governments or big businesses for solutions. Robin is also the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car sharing company in the world, and GoLoco, an online ride sharing community. She is also founder of Meadow Networks, a transportation consulting firm, and maintains a blog, Network Musings on the topics of climate change, transportation, and wireless networks. Robin graduated from Wellesley College and MIT's Sloan School of Management, and was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow.
She 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 also served on the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the US Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation Transition Working Group, and the Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force.
She has appeared in US national media such as the Today Show, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Wired, Newsweek and Time magazines, and has been mentioned in several books on entrepreneurship. Chase is a proponent for the creation of a mesh network so that end-user devices can create a shared wireless network. She is an advocate of expanding internet access, and has participated in the InternetforEveryone kick-off event. Robin 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 Business Week Top 10 Designers.