Armchair enthusiast no more: this April, I jumped back into the world of emerging mobility solutions as Strategy Supervisor for Ford Motor Company. The role brings my work with entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and corporate innovation back to transit, transportation, and mobility. And that’s more or less all I can tell you about that.
Previously as Implementation Manager with Techstars, I helped build a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. With 18 mentorship-driven accelerator programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey. In working with our corporate partners, I had the unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s leading companies.
Before joining Techstars, I helped grow Zipcar’s car sharing model as Seattle Marketing Manager, San Francisco Bay Area Locations Manager, and in new cities and airports in North America as Market Launch Manager. My work in 2013 as project manager for Zipcar’s Detroit expansion initially brought me to the city, and Im proud to now call the Motor City home. In my time, I work on community projects to address issues like neighborhood transportation gaps and blight.
You might also notice a particular love affair with my bicycle, a passion which started on a dreary January day in Seattle. With a little financial incentive from my employer to bike to work, I figured there was no time like the present, stocked up on rain gear, and went for it with a goal of riding three days a week. Since then I’ve ridden over mountain passes in the Rocky Mountains, tried every bike sharing system I’ve encountered, and picked up more than a few bikes of my own.
Since you know it’s coming, let’s get the disclaimer out of the way now, too. This is a personal blog with writing and opinions that are my own. It does not represent the views, strategy, or plans of my employer.
Thanks for stopping by!
-Jessica Robinson (@bicyclechica)