2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Crowdsourcing the Hyperloop

Sunday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom D
531 E 4th St

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies CEO Dirk Ahlborn will discuss Hyperloop as both a completely new transportation system and the revolutionary use of crowdsourcing to create an entirely new model for how companies can be made. In August 2013, Elon Musk published the original Hyperloop Alpha white paper detailing a new mode of transportation: a passenger capsule levitating in a tube that travels at 760 MPH. Musk asked other entrepreneurs to take on the project and JumpStartFund, a new crowdsourcing platform, took the project on with 100 engineers, becoming the first Hyperloop company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) in November 2013. Today, HTT has more than 500 team members, including Fortune 500 companies, working worldwide to build the first full scale passenger-ready Hyperloop along a five mile stretch of the I-5 Freeway in California’s Central Valley. What does it takes to build a new mode of transportation? How will the Hyperloop change the way we live?

Hashtags: #sxsw #Hyperloop


Dirk Ahlborn


Hyperloop Transportation Technologies


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