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Berkeley Hyperloop - Building the Future of Transportation

$11,783
117%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
84 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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THANK YOU! WE ARE 105% FUNDED!

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 www.berkeley-hyperloop.com as we build the future of transportation!

Thank you so much for help and support!!

Love,

Berkeley Hyperloop

https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/bloop2017

 

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 goal with about 36 HOURS LEFT! 

TOMORROW is the LAST DAY to donate! https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/bloop2017

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!

Best,

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!

GO BEARS!

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 https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/bloop2017 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: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/bloop2017

Our crowdfunding campaign ends October 31; your 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!

Best,

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: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/bloop2017

Thanks again for supporting Berkeley Hyperloop!

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

October 15, 2017

Hello Berkeley Hyperloop supporters!

Thanks again for continuing to help our student engineering team!

Our 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:

https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/bloop2017 

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!

Best,

The Berkeley Hyperloop Team

Crowdfunding & Design Review Update #1!

October 09, 2017

Hello Berkeley Hyperloop supporters!

Thank you so much to everyone who has generously donated to our team! To keep everyone in the loop (pun intended), we are excited to share our first official crowdfunding AND design review update!

In terms of our crowdfunding progress, you have helped us to raise $1,245 since our project launched October 1, which is already 12% of our crowdfunding goal this month! Awesome!

However, we still need your help to transform our plans into reality! The Berkeley Hyperloop team would highly appreciate if you can continue to support us throughout October with donations and pledges, and by sharing our project page (https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/bloop2017with friends and colleagues interested in our student engineering efforts.

In terms of building our pod, we are currently in the middle of conducting internal design reviews, where each subteam (Levitation, Structures, propulsion, braking, and controls) is presenting their design to Berkeley Hyperloop's engineering leads. Additionally, we also have the benefit of receiving advice and guidance from last year's team members, who now act as mentors and senior advisors to our engineers. ​

Berkeley Hyperloop is also preparing to get new perspectives and insights about our design through presentations to other engineering teams and to our industry mentors and partners.

Thanks again for all of your help and support! Stay tuned for more official updates this month, and from all of us here at Berkeley Hyperloop.... Go Bears!

Best,

The Berkeley Hyperloop Team

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

Berkeley Hyperloop Sticker

One (1) 2" x 3.5" sticker featuring the Berkeley Hyperloop logo.

9 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$25

Berkeley Hyperloop Ticket

Two (2) commemorative Berkeley Hyperloop Tickets.

8 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$35

Signed Hyperloop Ticket

Two (2) commemorative Berkeley Hyperloop tickets personally signed by our engineering team leads!

5 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$50

Laser-Cut Coaster

Two (2) laser-cut wooden coasters featuring the Berkeley Hyperloop logo.

26 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$100

Berkeley Hyperloop Poster

One (1) exclusive poster featuring a high-resolution rendering of Berkeley Hyperloop's pod design, signed by engineering team leads.

9 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$250

3D-Printed Pod

One (1) 3D-printed scale model of the Berkeley Hyperloop pod.

5 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$350

Ticket+Coaster+Poster+Pod

bLoop Bundle: Receive one (1) signed ticket, one (1) coaster, one (1) poster, and (1) one 3D-printed pod.

2 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$500

Meet the Engineers

Meet Berkeley Hyperloop's Engineering Team Leads on campus and learn more about the pod design in terms of structure, levitation, acceleration and braking, and signals and controls. Great for corporate supporters.

1 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$1,000

Build Site Tour

Receive a tour of Berkeley Hyperloop's engineering workshop and build site, the Richmond Field Station. Great for corporate supporters.

2 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018

$2,000

Logo on Pod

Become an official sponsor of Berkeley Hyperloop and have your logo added on our pod! Optimal for corporate sponsors.

1 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018
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