Karishma Shah, Chief Catalyst, Google X

Karishma Shah, Chief Catalyst, Google X

Chief Catalyst, Google X

Shah was the youngest hire at Alphabet Inc.’s Google [x], Google’s so-called moonshot factory, where the search giant places smart people to come up with far-out technologies that can be applied to the world’s biggest problems. At the age of 21, the UPenn grad cofounded a natural language processing project at Google [x], led operations for the Project Wing drone delivery service in Australia, and is now program manager for Google [x]’s rapid prototyping team. She won Mark Cuban’s Movers & Changers competition with her startup in college, and led global partnerships for SolveforX.com.