Jessica Scorpio

Jessica Scorpio (born 1987) is a founder and Former Chief Marketing Officer[1] at Getaround, a peer-to-peer carsharing company.[2][3] Scorpio previously founded IDEAL, a not-for-profit network for entrepreneurs and young leaders.[4]

Jessica Scorpio
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Scorpio in 2018
Born1987 (age 33–34)
NationalityAmerican/Canadian
Alma materSingularity University
Carleton University
OccupationFounder and Former Chief Marketing Officer of Getaround

BiographyEdit

Jessica Scorpio was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada and grew up in Florida.[5] She graduated from Carleton University in 2008 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration on International Relations and a Minor in Business.[2][6] She went on to graduate from Singularity University as a member of its inaugural class in August 2009, where she attended the Graduate Studies Program, Energy and Ecological Systems.[2][7][8] While attending Singularity University, she along with Sam Zaid and Elliot Kroo developed the concept that lead to the launch of Getaround and Grand Prize Win at TechCrunch Disrupt New York in May 2011.[9][10][11]

Awards and recognitionEdit

In August 2011, the Huffington Post picked Scorpio to be on the list of female technology founders to watch.[12] In October 2011, Fortune Magazine recognized Scorpio as being amongst the top eight female entrepreneurs under the age of 25.[13] In November 2011, CEOWorld Magazine included Scorpio on their list of the top 20 group of female founders and entrepreneurs of technology companies In December 2011, GE Ecoimagination recognized Scorpio, along with Vinod Khosla and Secretary Steven Chu, as one of 11 Sustainable Innovators of 2011.[14][15] In February 2012, Business Insider, Inc. highlighted Scorpio as one of the 14 Incredible Women To Watch In Silicon Valley and listed her in the "Silicon Valley 100".[16][17]

Public speakingEdit

Scorpio is a speaker and panelist who leads discussions about women in business, the future of transportation, sustainable living, and collaborative consumption. She has presented at events such as Google Zeitgeist, TechCrunch Disrupt, Sustainable Brands, and SXSW Interactive.[18][19][20][21]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/17/getaround-co-founder-jessica-scorpio-leaves-day-to-day-role/
  2. ^ a b c "Jessica Scorpio". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Getaround as the Market Leader with Its Unique Technology for Quick and Convenient Carsharing". Frost.com. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Political science grad helps young people find IDEAL careers | Carleton Now". Carletonnow.carleton.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Jessica Scorpio | CrunchBase Profile". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Arts - Undergraduate Admissions - Carleton University". Admissions.carleton.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Singularity University | Home". Singularityu.org. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Singularity University | Core Curriculum". Singularityu.org. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Sam Zaid | CrunchBase Profile". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Elliot Kroo | CrunchBase Profile". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is…Getaround!". TechCrunch. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Hess, Megan (2011-08-08). "18 Female Founders In Tech To Watch". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Lashinsky, Adam (2012-05-21). "Fortune 500 Daily & Breaking Business News - FORTUNE on CNNMoney". Money.cnn.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ '+relative_time(twitters[i].created_at)+' (2011-11-25). "Top 20 Women Founders and Entrepreneurs of Technology Companies, who are changing the way we browse web – women behind tech startups | CEOWORLD Magazine". Ceoworld.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Articles tagged with 2011 Innovators – ecomagination". Invent.ge. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Alyson Shontell (2012-02-05). "14 Incredible Women To Watch In Silicon Valley". Business Insider. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Abby Rogers (2012-02-02). "The Silicon Valley 100: 1-100". Business Insider. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "YouTube". zeitgeistminds. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Getaround Startup Battlefield Finalist Presentation, Getaround Startup Battlefield Finalist Presentation TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011 5/25/11 5:49PM TechCru". Ustream.tv. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "SB'11 Speakers". Sustainable Brands. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Launching Companies in Regulated Industries". Schedule.sxsw.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)