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Robin Chase: Leading One Entrepreneurial Coup After Another, like Zipcar

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If anyone understands the profound transformation of society that is now upon us, it is Robin Chase. (See her admired book, Peers Inc.)

She not only sees it clearly; but she also, in one entrepreneurial coup after another, is putting its new architecture in place. She co-founded Zipcar and was its first CEO. Then she created and led Buzzcar. A bit like AirBnB, it allows you to rent out your idle car or truck to others.

Now she is leading Veniam, which has found a way to create city or port-wide steady wifi coverage (using both stationary and mobile routers in a mesh network). Its dramatically faster, cheaper service enables huge efficiencies in, for example, vehicle routing and rider digital access.

Where did all of this begin?

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Issue 36 | Disruptive Innovations