Join The Working Group for an intimate and informative Q&A with Kevin McLaughlin, President and Founder of AutoShare, and hear the tale of one of our city’s most inventive and unusual startups.
An evening for entrepreneurs, urban planners, psychogeographers and anyone who’s ever felt that twinge (or a surge) of frustration when trying to get from A to B in Toronto.
Continuing a family tradition in the automobile industry that dates back to 1867, Kevin founded Toronto’s first carsharing network to attack a problem that affects us all – Toronto’s overloaded transportation infrastructure. Discover how AutoShare scaled from 16 pioneer customers to more than 12,000 members and find out what it would take for you to become a truly socially-conscious entrepreneur.
Hosted by Rob Domagala, Director of Business Development at The Working Group, the evening will revolve around a candid Q&A session with Kevin, with plenty of time for questions from the audience followed by nibbles and networking.
About the series:
What does it takes to build a successful startup? An Evening With… is your chance to get up close and personal with an inspirational founder who’s ready to share their story. An Evening With... is a cozy Q&A session that feels like a fireside chat – expect candid conversation in an intimate and relaxed setting with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Previous guests include Michael Preysman, CEO and Founder of Everlane, and ShopLocket’s Katherine Hague. Find out what makes a founder tick, what challenges they’ve had to overcome and the things they’ve learned along the way. Perfect for anyone with a startup of their own or with a business idea brewing.
AutoShare is Toronto’s first – and favourite – carsharing network, 100% Canadian and locally-owned. They are dedicated to providing greater personal freedom and mobility to people living in Toronto; and to reducing carbon emissions and pollution through efficiency and choice. Their goal is to have a shared-vehicle within a 5 minute walk of anywhere in the city; at every TTC station; and at the end of your street. They know that car sharing is crucial to the long term health of our urban environment – and economy.
TWG is an Internet software company made up of designers, coders, thinkers and friends, with offices in Toronto and NYC. We love what we do here, and believe that software will make the world a better place. With this mission in mind, we work with innovators every day to design and deliver success through software
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