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John Zimmer Co-Founder, COO, Zimride

John Zimmer, the 27-year old co-founder of Zimride moved from New York City to Palo Alto in the summer of 2008 by carpooling across the country. At the time, John was (luckily) leaving Lehman Brothers, where he spent two years after graduating first in his class from Cornell University’s Hotel School. John and Zimride have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and on ABC World News. He was recognized by BusinessWeek in 2009 as one of America’s Best Young Entrepreneur’s 25 and under. John has been a featured speaker at South By Southwest (SXSW), Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) International Conference and Stanford Business School. Over the last 4 years, John has lead business development efforts at Zimride leading to over 120 university & corporate clients as well as exclusive partnerships with Zipcar, Facebook and LiveNation. John’s favorite Zimride is New York to Ithaca.

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