Robin Chase, co-founder of the ride sharing company, Zipcar, spoke on Wednesday evening to the Worcester Economic Club at the Holy Cross Hogan Campus Center. The topic was, ‘Sharing: A Simple Approach for Maximizing ROI.
Chase encourages everyone to look for excess capacity. She believes that by sharing and repurposing resources these groups will not only be able cut waste, but create new ideas and promote innovation.
“It can be cars with rental companies, beds with Airbnb or experiences with networks such as LinkedIn. We are coming into a time were we are able to use technology and figure out how to use resources more efficiently.”
Chase used the example of how ridesharing can help reduce waste and keep money in the pockets of the individuals who use the service.