Mark Groden

Mark Groden is the founder and CEO of Skyryse, a transportation company making urban air travel a viable option for more people. At 16, he joined the U.S. Air Force lab at Case Western as an aerospace engineer. There, he built the world’s first micro fixed-wing UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) capable of vertical takeoff. He went on to earn a PhD in sensor data fusion from the University of Michigan and then started Skyryse. He is on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.