Alumni

Entrepreneurs Advisory Group (EAG) - Sold Out

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Boston

February 23, 2012: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the next highly rated EAG roundtable with Scott Griffith, Zipcar's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, serving as the roundtable leader.  From his start in 2003, Scott has driven Zipcar to becoming the world's leading car sharing network, was named one of BusinessWeek's "Best Leaders of 2006," and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time Magazine, the New York Times, CNN, CNBC, USA Today, The Associated Press, CBS, Fox, and ABC.  Following the EAG Roundtable format, Scott will share his experiences and perspectives -- both the good and bad -- as he worked toward entrepreneurial success.

The Boston Booth Alumni EAG gives those interested in entrepreneurial activities the opportunity to learn from others in an open question and answer format.

Where

Meadhall Restaurant
Mezzanine level
4 Cambridge Ctr
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Driving Directions:

  • Kendall Square area, Broadway and Ames
  • $6 parking validated after 6:00 PM for up to 4 hours with garage entrances on Broadway and Ames ($10 to 6 hours)
  • 1 block from the MIT/Kendall Square T-stop

 

Event Details

The Boston Booth Alumni EAG roundtables provide an opportunity to candidly meet and hear from entrepreneurs with real world experiences developing businesses.  The roundtable leader will discuss his or her own journey as well as the development of his or her company or companies.  Questions are encouraged, and attendees are expected to provide their own thoughts and perspectives as well.

Cost

$25 advanced registration for hors d'oeuvres and appetizers

$30 at the door

Cash bar

Capacity limited

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 2/22/2012

Program

6:30 PM-7:15 PM: Wine, beer, networking at cash bar

Speaker Profiles

Scott Griffith (Speaker) '90
Chairman and CEO, Zipcar
http://www.zipcar.com

Since Scott took the wheel in February of 2003, Zipcar has emerged as the world's leading car-sharing network. In the fall of 2007, Scott led Zipcar's merger with Flexcar, managing the integration of the companies' fleet, technology and membership base under the Zipcar brand and service.

Scott has solidified Zipcar's position as the leader of the car-sharing industry, establishing a brand and customer experience that has attracted hundreds of thousands of savvy, urban residents and businesses on the go. He has forged strong partnerships with some of the world's top brands and largest automakers, and developed relationships with transit agencies, universities and influential city and state governments. Under Scott's leadership, Zipcar has fostered the emergence of car sharing as a new transportation category, changing urban life by providing instant, affordable mobility across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

For his accomplishments at Zipcar, Scott was named one of BusinessWeek's "Best Leaders of 2006," and he was the recipient of Babson College's ELiTE Award for entrepreneurship. As a leading authority on the benefits of car sharing and all things transportation, Scott has been interviewed by the world's top news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, New York Times, CNN, CNBC, USA Today, Associated Press, CBS-TV, FOX-TV, ABC World News Tonight and Time Magazine.

Prior to Zipcar, Scott held senior-level positions at The Boeing Company, Information America, an Atlanta-based provider of online, public record information, and The Parthenon Group, a boutique, business strategy and investment firm.

Scott earned his BS in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Questions

Jim Fisher, '72 

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