Nikhil Goel

Head of Product - Uber Elevate, Uber

Growing up in Huntsville, Alabama, known as America’s “Rocket City”, Nikhil first grew passionate about flight while working at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on the Ares I rocket. In 2016, Nikhil co-founded Uber Elevate — a global network of all-electric, urban air taxis that will zip people and packages between neighborhoods on-demand, helping transform cities.

Today, the Elevate team numbers over 100+, partnering with manufacturers including Boeing to launch Uber Air by 2023 across LA, Dallas, and Melbourne, ultimately at the price of UberX by the mile.

Before Uber, Nikhil served as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, and he held Product roles at YouTube, Xbox, and Microsoft Office before founding two online marketplace startups. Nikhil holds a degree in Computer Engineering and Economics from Vanderbilt University and has been named a US Presidential Scholar and Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee in Consumer Technology.