26 Mar '12, 3pm

How Zimride is reinventing the road trip

How Zimride is reinventing the road trip

Hitchhiking is so yesterday. A San Francisco-based startup called Zimride is using the power of social media to connect drivers with people needing rides -- saving people money, helping the environment and sometimes helping its customers make new friends. "Zimriding is really fun," says John Zimmer, the company's co-founder and chief operating officer."We've had people who have met a girlfriend or boyfriend, or found a new job." When I first heard about Zimride, I was dubious. Is there really a business in car pooling, especially when it requires riding with a stranger? After talking with John, and learning more about the company, I've changed my mind. Zimride could grow into a nice business. It's off to a good start: Built on college campuses, around workplaces and events, Zimride by last summer had formed more than 26,000 carpools, created more than 100 million shared mi...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/03/27/how-zimride-reinv...

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marcgunther.com 25 Mar '12, 1pm

John, who is 28, got the idea for the company as an undergrad at Cornell’s hotel school, where he graduated first in his c...