Who are we?
We are Texas Guadaloop, UT Austin's official hyperloop research, and development team!
We are currently leaders in the American hyperloop scene. This year we are trying to lead the world in hyperloop innovation. We are chasing the dream of instilling a profound, societal change. However, we need your help to show the world what Texas can do.
Hyperloop is an emerging transportation system popularized by Elon Musk that will one-day transport humans from location to location at extremely fast speeds, whilst also being safer than air travel, more economically viable to travelers than traditional travel methods, and more sustainable for the planet.
While it may seem like our subject matter is purely technical, we are not just an engineering team. Our talented team consists of a diverse array of students majoring in engineering, computer science, business, economics, math, physics, psychology, and more. Our goals are simple - to innovate and change the world.
We work tirelessly and passionately with a forward-thinking mindset and a thirst for progress. Along the way, we make lifelong friendships while shaping the future. Whether it be as a member or a supporter, everyone plays a huge part in the Guadaloop family and in pushing for a cause that will one day transform our Earth.
A Mission to Change the World
We have been previously honored with an invitation to the annual SXSW Conference, an outstanding feat for our organization that many others had not received. At the conference, our team was able to present some of our research to an audience and, while the entire world was watching, show how Texas Guadaloop is making a difference in the world.
This past summer, 21 Guadaloopers had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Amsterdam to compete at the annual European Hyperloop Week all thanks to our generous sponsors from last year's 40 for Forty campaign. Many of these students were first-time international travelers or individuals given the chance to travel outside of Texas for the first time in their lives. As you can see, these donations not only go towards our groundbreaking research but also towards the unforgettable experiences that our bright-minded and charismatic members may never get again.
Throughout this past school year, we completely transformed our old pod, creating a product no university team in the world had ever demonstrated before. We burst onto the world stage, guns blazing, Texas-style.
By exchanging research with international hyperloop teams and companies at the event, we have been able to improve the feasibility and scalability of the hyperloop - moving one step forward toward a more sustainable and improved society.
This year, we once again need your help. The more funds we can raise, the closer we—both as a team and society—can get to perfecting the hyperloop system. 40 for Forty's unique fundraising campaign allows us to enlarge any form of donations provided to us. All donations made have the possibility to be matched and further magnified through bonuses the amazing people at the Forty Acres have set up for us.
Any funds donated would not only help build our future endeavors, but also any advancements made towards unraveling this innovative and possibly life-changing technology.
What starts here changes the world. Hook 'em!