Car- and Ride-share Start-ups Lightning Talks and Panel

Jesse Biroscak, JustShareIt

Jesse is a native San Franciscan, but spent the past decade living in other parts of the country or the world. He recently embraced his inner hippie, moved back to San Francisco, and joined JustShareIt as their Senior Manager in charge of licensing the JustShareIt platform. Before joining JustShareIt Jesse co-founded a company that worked on trust and reputation systems for the web and The Sharing Economy. He has worked at The World Bank, Obama for America, Clinton Global Initiative, and United Nations and historically specialized in geopolitics, international development, and the Middle East. Jesse received his B.A. from UCLA in European Studies and French and Francophone Studies and his M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University. In his spare time, he plays sports, does triathlons, eats lots of sustainable (and delicious) food, and laughs at his silly dog, Byrdie, with his fiancee Maggie.

Charlz Caldwell, ZigZagBy

Ezra Goldman, UpShift: Hybrid/Electric Car Club

Warren Jackson, HP Labs, on casual-carpooling Android app


Jack Gavigan is an Irishman based in London, England. He began working in the Internet industry in the 90s after dropping out of university and was involved in several unsuccessful startups. When the dot-com bubble burst 2000, Jack went to work in the City, building online trading systems for investment banks, and ended up working on the trading floor at Morgan Stanley, managing a $2.5bn equity swaps portfolio.  Following the credit crunch, Jack became a freelance consultant, specialising in electronic trading and automated risk management systems. He also advises on cybersecurity in the defence sector. Jack has an Executive MBA from London Business School. He made his first angel investment in early 2011 and is an informal advisor to two other early-stage startups.

I will try to arrange a shuttle from BART for SF and East Bay attendees.

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  • Warren

    Ron, Ping Mei has also worked on a mobile app to transmit the spreadsheet data using Google App Engine with SMS. Perhaps you two could share notes.

    August 13, 2012

  • Alison C.

    A blog posting about the event­

    by Mike Linksvayer of Creative Commons fame.

    August 9, 2012

  • Ping M.

    The talks are very informative and inspiring for discussion. Panelist facilitated the discussion very well. I learned a number of aspects about Car- and Ride-share.

    August 7, 2012

  • Ronald B.

    I was thrilled by much that was presented. I've been carpooling between Marin and Oakland for the last 6 months. Over that time, like Warren, I've developed a Google spreadsheet to track and calculate driver assignments. In my spare time, been developing mobile apps to use and transmit the spreadsheet data through Google app script and Google App Engine. Also hoping to incorporate SMS, GPS and Text-to-Speech/Speech-to-Text components.

    August 7, 2012

  • Alison C.

    A NYTimes 7/26 article about ride-sharing:­

    July 26, 2012

  • Alison C.

    July 10, 2012

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