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Dirk Ahlborn

CEO at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Founder and CEO of JumpStarter


English, German, Italian, Spanish


Specific topics

CEOEnergyFounderFuture TrendsGreen EnergyInnovationPeak performanceStartupTechnological disruptionadversitybusiness leadercorporate responsibilitydesign thinkingdisruptive technologiesfuturistinventionscience

Dirk Ahlborn is the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) and also founded JumpStarter Inc, a crowdfunding site that served as a support for his projects in HTT. Ahlborn has an ambitious vision on the future of public transportation which he is translating into his projects.

Ahlborn started as a broker and Investment specialist at one of Germany’s largest banks Bankgesellshaft Berlin. He simultaneously became an entrepreneur creating numerous startups in Italy specialized in alternative energy. Then in 2009, he moved to California and worked with multiple high tech startups on projects related to alternative energy and online marketing.

Ahlborn most distinguished projects

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Founded in 2013, HTT produces the most profitable, quickest, safest and environmentally friendly transportation systems for passengers and freight. Hyperloop took on a project inspired by a paper executed by Elon Musk which described the vision on futuristic modes of transportation, showing the possibility of reducing the travel time from Los Angeles to San Francisco from a six hour drive to a thirty minute one.


JumpStartFund is an online crowdfunding site that leverages technology and a global team of more than 480 experts to deliver disruptive innovation to the transportation industry. HTT was funded through JumpStarter’s online crowdfunding efforts.

Ahlborn, a Keynote speaker on disruptive technologies

Ahlborn speeches revolve around innovation and technology; he has spoken in the most renowned conference events in the world such as The Economist, SXSW, and Wired Mobility 2015 and has appeared in Forbes, Bloomberg and Wired, among other top mediums.

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