Dirk Ahlborn Speaker

Dirk Ahlborn

Entrepreneur and Innovation Speaker, CEO of Hyperloop Technologies, Founder of JumpStarter

Dirk Ahlborn: Biography highlights

Dirk Ahlborn has a vision of what tomorrow’s modes of public transportation can be. As CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) and the Founder and CEO of crowdsourcing platform JumpStarter Inc., he has harnessed the smartest minds in the world to add value to projects they are passionate about.

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Futurists

Languages spoken:

English

Full biography of Dirk Ahlborn

Dirk Ahlborn’s Background

Dirk Ahlborn is a serial entrepreneur with 15 years’ CEO experience in Europe and North America. As Founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc, he has created a platform for the smartest minds to add value to projects they are passionate about, over the Internet. By mobilizing large groups of people with shared interests, JumpStartFund allows entrepreneurs to work with the smartest people without geographical, physical and cultural restrictions. This new approach to business is revolutionizing how quickly and effectively groundbreaking projects get realized and Mr. Ahlborn is leading this transformation.

Utilizing JumpStarter’s crowdfunding and crowd collaboration platform, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) was born in 2013 with Dirk Ahlborn as its CEO. HTT designs, manufactures and builds the most highly profitable, fastest, safest, environmentally friendly transportation system for passengers and goods with the ability to accelerate safely to 760 mph. It leverages technology and a 480+ team of global experts to bring disruptive innovation to the traditional transportation industry.

Hyperloop first gained public interest when entrepreneur Elon Musk published a white paper describing a futuristic mode of transport that would transport people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about thirty minutes. Musk handed the concept to the public asking for entrepreneurs to take over its development. HTT rose to the challenge.

Prior to these ventures, Dirk joined the Girvan Institute of Technology – NASA’s non-profit incubator – where he worked with a number of high-tech startups on tasks ranging from alternative energy to online marketing. He also had an early career as a broker and Investment specialist at one of Germany’s largest banks Bankgesellshaft Berlin, AG.

Dirk has been profiled in Forbes, CNN, WSJ, The Boston Globe, Wired, Bloomberg, and CNBC. He has spoken at technology and innovation conferences across Europe and the United States including SXSW, The Economist, Wired Mobility 2015 and many more.

 

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Dirk Ahlborn, Founder & CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies: Building The Hyperloop!
Dirk Ahlborn, Founder & CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies: Building The Hyperloop!
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Dirk Ahlborn | Crowdsourcing the Hyperloop | SXSW Interactive 2016
Dirk Ahlborn | Crowdsourcing the Hyperloop | SXSW Interactive 2016
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The Future of Travel: Dirk Ahlborn, CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
The Future of Travel: Dirk Ahlborn, CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
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Dirk Ahlborn talks about Hyperloop
Dirk Ahlborn talks about Hyperloop
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Open Innovation Forum

Dirk Ahlborn delivered an inspiring talk during the plenary session at the Open Innovation Forum in Moscow alongside Mr. Medvedev, Paul Misener from Amazon and Ofir Akunis from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space in Israel. He demonstrated to our 12.000 participants a new future of possibility by using innovative thinking and technology. We recommend him as a speaker on stages around the world.'

Global Business Bureau Nikkei Inc.

'Dirk, thank you very much for speaking at the Nikkei Forum. Everybody was impressed by your very passionate speech. You have lit the audience's fire!'

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