Help Build VCU's Hyperloop Pod!

What is the Hyperloop?

Hyperloop as a technology was first invented by Elon Musk, CEO & Founder of SpaceX.  Musk envisioned a pod traveling at speeds upwards of 700 mph to transport humans from New York to Washington, D.C. in as little as 30 minutes. This may seem science fiction, yet university teams have already reached 200 mph in just the 1 kilometer test track!

Overall vision of the Hyperloop, where you can travels from city to city in a fraction of the time versus current forms of transportation.

We are competing in SpaceX's 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition and have recently been accepted into the Final Round as 1 of 20 teams internationally!!

Hyperloop at VCU's Pod Rendering

Who We Are


We are a student organization at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia competing in 3rd Hyperloop Pod Competition. We are comprised of 35+ active members across our 3 pod design teams, marketing, and finance teams, along with our faculty endorsements. 

Our team consists of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, physics, mathematics, business, and arts majors. We are paving the way towards a better future by improving the technology of the Hyperloop with the creativity of the #1 Public Arts Institution in the country.

*Hyperloop at VCU Team Breakdown*

Pod Design Team

VCU’s Hyperloop Pod Design Team has all engineering backgrounds working together responsible for the creation and optimization of the pod. Inside the Pod Design Team are the Mechanical, Controls, and Propulsion Teams.

Some members of the Controls Team working on the Preliminary Design.

Business Team

The Hyperloop at VCU Business Team is a small diverse group of students dedicated to making the VCU and Richmond community aware of the Hyperloop organization here at VCU. Our mission is to increase community involvement and make people excited to see how Hyperloop can improve their community. The Business Team consists of business and art majors who work together to find new ways to bring Hyperloop and the Richmond community together. 

Some members of the marketing team working on a sponsorship package.

For more information about our team, progress, & more, visit our website!

Hyperloop at VCU Website

Follow us on social media to stay in the #loop!
Facebook: HyperloopatVCU 
Instagram: @hyperloopatvcu
Twitter: @hyperloopatvcu

Donations ()

  • Megan Schmidt 
    • $22 
    • 22 mos
  • Rebecca Jones 
    • $25 
    • 22 mos
  • Sarah Raskin 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Michelle Bass 
    • $20 
    • 23 mos
  • Judy Hangartner 
    • $25 
    • 23 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Hyperloop At VCU 
Organizer
Richmond, VA
Michael Dowdy 
Beneficiary
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