Frédéric Mazzella, Founder & Chairman, BlaBlaCar, a European rideshare platform, presented BlaBlaCar: On the road... With a purpose at the ITS Transportation Seminar Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 from 1-2 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.
Since its founding in 2006 by Frederic Mazzella, BlaBlaCar has become the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform – a global, trusted community of 87 million drivers and passengers in 22 countries. The platform connects people looking to travel long distances with drivers heading the same way, so they can travel together and share the cost. With the recent integration of a coach network and a commuter carpooling service, BlaBlaCar aims to become the go-to marketplace for shared mobility. Affordable, convenient, user and eco-friendly, wherever there’s a road, there’s a BlaBlaCar.
Frederic will share the story and perspectives of the company, as well as his view on the state of the European tech ecosystem as co-president of France Digitale, the largest European startup association.
Frédéric Mazzella is the Founder and Chairman of BlaBlaCar the world’s leading carpooling platform with a global, trusted community of 87 million drivers and passengers in 22 countries. Frederic sits on the board of Trivago and Olio an anti food-waste UK-based company. In 2018 Frederic was also elected Co-President of France Digitale, the largest startup association in Europe representing 1500 startups. Frederic holds an MBA. from INSEAD, a Master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Master's degree in Physics from École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Frederic's topics in international conferences include the fast changing mobility landscape, environmental concerns, entrepreneurship, global marketplaces and building trust in online communities.