As part of our uberPOOL launch, we invited 3 members of Boston’s tech community to try it out first.

David Chang, former COO of PayPal and currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School, joined Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO of the Mass Technology Leadership Council, as 2 of the first Bostonians to share a ride using the new carpool option.

“uberPOOL is the latest example of how technology innovation is improving the lives of commuters. By increasing capacity and reducing cost, it makes getting from point A to point B more affordable to a broader range of riders, especially during times of peak demand.”

– David Chang, Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School

Tom Hopcroft waves goodbye to David Chang after they take uberPOOL for a spin in Boston.

“The launch of uberPOOL in Boston has the potential to change the nature of transportation in the city. We have long been at the forefront of technology innovation and services like uberPOOL contribute to our regional brand and continue that great innovative tradition. And, the fact that uberPOOL relieves congestion, reduces emissions, and increases safety at the same time makes it all that much better.”

– Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO of the Mass Technology Leadership Council

Just a few piers down from David and Tom, Diane Hessan, CEO of Startup Institute, requested her first uberPOOL. Excited to try out the new service, Diane hopped in the car on her way to the Startup Institute Summer 2015 Talent Expo.

Diane Hessan, CEO of Startup Institute, meeting her uberPOOL driver-partner.

What do they all think of this new way to Uber? They give it 5 stars.

Join David, Tom, and Diane by jumping in the POOL party today.