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Berkeley Hyperloop - SF to LA in 30 Minutes

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
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Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Thank you for supporting Berkeley Hyperloop — here's what we're up to.

October 23, 2020

Dear donors of Berkeley Hyperloop,


Thank you for having supported bLoop in our previous crowdfunding campaign! We're excited to share with you some major updates.


Last winter, after SpaceX cancelled the Hyperloop Pod Competition, we transitioned our team into Formula Electric, to represent Berkeley in the world’s largest collegiate electric vehicle competition: Formula SAE EV. Carried over are our members, resources, and commitment to developing the technologies and the people for the future of sustainable transportation.


We're currently working on integrating and finalizing our vehicle design and preparing for manufacturing this winter and spring. We’ll be competing in virtual events throughout the spring, and face off against dozens of universities from around the world in June if conditions allow.


Please check out the attached video, and support our new crowdfunding campaign if you like what you see! If you cannot donate, we only ask that you share our campaign or video (each share is worth $4 on average).


Thank you,


Brad Ling

President, Formula Electric at Berkeley


October 30, 2017

To our amazing donors,

THANK YOU!!! With your help, we have raised $10,573!!! We are 105% funded! Thanks for your generous support! We can only begin to express our gratitude. Berkeley Hyperloop wouldn't be here without you!

Know that your generosity will help our team immensely as we build our levitating pod for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition this Summer 2018!

As our special thank you gift, all pledges will get 2 bonus stickers!

We will keep the campaign open until its official closing date tomorrow at midnight if anyone still wants to contribute.

Keep up with the team's work at as we build the future of transportation!

Thank you so much for help and support!!


Berkeley Hyperloop

ONE DAY LEFT to Donate!!

October 30, 2017

Hello Berkeley Hyperloop supporters!

Thank you so much for sharing our crowdfunding campaign! We have raised so much (over $7,000!) and we are now just under $3,000 dollars away from our $10,000 goal with about 36 HOURS LEFT! 

TOMORROW is the LAST DAY to donate!

Please continue to share our emails and to reach out to anyone who you think would donate in the final hours! Thank you all SO MUCH for your help!


The Berkeley Hyperloop Team

Just 3 DAYS LEFT to Support Our Team!

October 28, 2017

Hello Berkeley Hyperloop supporters,

We hope you are having a great Halloween weekend! There are just 3 DAYS LEFT to donate to our crowdfunding campaign! Help send our team of Berkeley Engineers to the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition!

Your gift will help us purchase the tools and materials we need to build our new and completely redesigned pod, which is being optimized for speed and levitation!

AND if you can help us reach our $8,000 stretch goal by October 31, ALL pledges will receive a Berkeley Hyperloop sticker! How awesome is that?

We are very grateful for your help! Thank you so much for all of your support, and for spreading the word about our crowdfunding efforts to friends by email and social media. Let's keep this campaign going!


Best regards,

The Berkeley Hyperloop Team

You Helped Us Raise $1,000 in less than 24 Hours!

October 26, 2017

Thank you Berkeley Hyperloop supporters!

You helped us reach our $5,000 stretch goal in less than 24 hours! That's $1,000 in one day! That means your pledges will be upgraded! Awesome!! We’ve reached a significant milestone in our campaign, which ENDS IN 5 DAYS, and we could not have reached this stage without your support.

OUR NEXT STRETCH GOAL: help us reach $8,000 and ALL pledges of any level will receive a Berkeley Hyperloop sticker! ($10 pledges will receive an EXTRA sticker!)

Check out for more details.

Our campaign ends on October 31, so we highly appreciate your continued support as we seek to build the future of transportation.

Thanks again for all your help! Go Bears!

#SFtoLAin30min #bLoop

We've Raised $4,000! Help Us Reach $5,000!

October 25, 2017

Hello Berkeley Hyperloop Supporters,

With your help, we've been able to raise $4,000!

Help us reach our next goal of $5,000 and everyone will get stretch goal rewards and signed items! See our crowdfunding page for details:

Our crowdfunding campaign ends October 31your gift will help our team of UC Berkeley students to excel in their engineering progress as we build our new pod to compete in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition this Summer 2018.

Thank you so much for all of your help! We're on a roll; let's keep this campaign going!


The Berkeley Hyperloop Team

9 DAYS LEFT to Support Our Berkeley Engineers - Crowdfunding Update #3

October 22, 2017

The Berkeley Hyperloop team has ONLY 9 DAYS left to reach our crowdfunding goal! Our crowdfunding campaign ends next Tuesday, October 31st. 

Being on the Berkeley Hyperloop team is a very significant experience for our members. Not only do our student engineers get the opportunity to represent UC Berkeley Engineering in an international competition, but they also get to apply skills taught in the classroom to solving challenges which have largely never been addressed before.

We can’t do this without your support! Every gift will help send us to the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition this Summer 2018. PLUS, if we reach our $5,000 STRETCH GOAL, ALL backers will receive awesome rewards!

Check out our crowdfunding page and see how you can help:

Thanks again for supporting Berkeley Hyperloop!

Stickers, Stretch Goals, and Levitation - Fall 2017 Crowdfunding Update #2

October 15, 2017

Hello Berkeley Hyperloop supporters!

Thanks again for continuing to help our student engineering team!

Our Fall 2017 crowdfunding campaign ends October 31, in 16 days.

Every gift makes a difference by helping to fund the components we need to build our levitating pod, including industrial magnets, welding and manufacturing equipment, carbon fiber, and sensors and electronics.

Crowdfunding & Design Updates:

1. We have added a new $10 backer reward: The Official Berkeley Hyperloop Sticker! Everyone who pledges $10 at this tier will receive a 2” x 3.5” sticker with the Berkeley Hyperloop logo!

2. Our Acceleration and Braking team has been working diligently at the Berkeley Hyperloop build space at the Richmond Field Station. They added an attachment for the levitation rig to test the old braking arrays as we prepare our new pod for the SpaceX Competition this summer.

3. We also wanted to announce a campaign stretch goal! If we can raise $5,000, then:

  • $25 or $35 pledges will be upgraded to 2 tickets
  • $50 pledges will be upgraded to 2 laser-cut coasters
  • $100 pledges will have posters signed by the team engineers

We would highly appreciate if you continued to share our crowdfunding page with friends and colleagues interested in helping Berkeley students build the future of transportation: 

From all of us here at Berkeley Hyperloop, thank you for helping us to build our new pod! Stay tuned for more updates in the next 2 weeks.

Go Bears!


The Berkeley Hyperloop Team

We (you) did it!

November 03, 2016
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Project Updates

October 26, 2016

Hi bLoop supporters! We have managed to make a couple budget cuts and lower our crowdfund goal to $10,000. With only six days left to donate and get some awesome swag, share our Crowdfunder with your friends and family to help us out!


Berkeley Hyperloop: Donor Update

October 15, 2016
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Get on this Hyperloop!

October 15, 2016

Hey everyone,

We're hitting milestones!

Thanks to your help, Berkeley Hyperloop has now raised over $4,300, and we're only going up from here! With almost 30% of our funding goal reached, we can now afford to buy our Pod all of its Sensors and Circuitry, as well as transport it to the competition in January.

However, we're not nearly done yet. For Berkeley to shine, and for another step towards a functional Hyperloop, we still need you to keep backing us through the journey. Please share us on social media to help us get to not just to the next milestone or goal, but to the future of transport as we know it.

- The bLoop Team

Our way
of Thanking You


"My other car is a Hyperloop!"

Backers will be receive an exclusive Berkeley Hyperloop bumper sticker with the message, "My other car is a Hyperloop!"

12 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017


Laser-cut Hyperloop Keychain

Backers will receive an etched, laser-cut keychain, featuring our team's Hyperloop pod design.

17 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017


Sticker + Blueprint Poster

Backers will be receive an exclusive Berkeley Hyperloop bumper sticker. They will also receive a blueprint-style poster of the bLoop pod design.

14 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017


bLoop Bundle

Backers will receive all previous rewards, numbering (2) Bumper Stickers, (4) Keychains, and (1) bLoop Blueprint Poster.

4 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017


3D-Printed Pod Scale Model

Backers will receive a bumper sticker, keychain, and blueprint poster. Backers will further receive a 3D-printed scale model of the Hyperloop pod displaying the bLoop logo.

3 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017


Tour of Hyperloop Build Space

Backers will receive all previous rewards; in addition, backers will receive an invitation to tour UC Berkeley's Richmond Field Station, where the bLoop team designs, builds, and welds its Hyperloop pod.

1 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017


Name/Logo on Hyperloop Pod

Backers will receive all previous rewards; in addition, backers may put their name or company logo on the competition Hyperloop pod, as well as (for logos) the bLoop website and branding materials.

2 of 2 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017
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