Gatorloop at UF

$8,340 of $12k goal

Raised by 49 people in 16 months
Grace Everitt
on behalf of Taylor Waber
 GAINESVILLE, FL

WE ARE GATORLOOP!
We are the University of Florida team competing in SpaceX's open innovation competition to design the pod for the Hyperloop: the future of green travel. We have been selected as one of 22 teams to move forward to the final stage of the Hyperloop Design Competition. This is AMAZING NEWS and we are so excited, but it means we need funding now more than ever to complete our pod. We have to optimize, purchase, and manufacture a 15.5 foot pod before January 2017. Donate now, and help us Break a Pod!

What is Hyperloop?

The Hyperloop system at its core is a new form of high -speed public transportation. Combining the speed of a jet plane, the convenience of a train, and natural energy from the Sun, the Hyperloop is in a class all on its own.

The brainchild of multi-millionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk the Hyperloop was destined to come to fruition, but it needed help. That’s where the Hyperloop Pod Design Competition and our team comes in. Space Exploration Technologies decided to host a competition for engineering teams and students to design and develop some of the Hyperloop’s essential systems. This presented a unique opportunity for students and allowed for the Hyperloop System to develop into something global. More information can be found at www.spacex.com/hyperloop



WHO WE ARE

Having roots at the University of Florida, we are a team of both undergraduate and graduate students with a passion for innovation. We have members in almost every discipline of engineering, including Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Computer, and Materials (plus one Marketing & Entrepreneurship student!). Our team has a diverse skill set and a drive to create new and exciting technologies.



To date, we have acquired support and resources from various organizations, international and local alike. A few of our supporting organizations are listed below.



Located in the Sunshine State, we have a passion for clean, renewable energy. We love the environment and we love innovative technologies. With the Hyperloop Project we are able to pursue both, exploring emergent technologies which could eventually help save the environment. We have students ranging from undergraduate sophomores to talented graduate students, all dedicated and resourceful enough to make this project happen.

OUR CURRENT STATUS
We have been selected as one of 22 teams to move forward to the Hyperloop Design Competition. This is amazing news, and we will need funding more than ever to complete the build. We have to optimize, purchase and manufactur a 15.5 foot pod before January 2017.

Visit our official website at www.ufhyperloop.com.
You can stay updated at  https://twitter.com/gatorloop and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gatorloop/
Go Gators!

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Update 9
Posted by Gatorloop Team
4 months ago
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Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays! I am so pleased to announce that due to some truly excellent budgeting and tightly controlled disbursements we have been able to LOWER our funding goal by $8,000! Our new goal now with just a month until competition is $12,000 which means that WE ARE NOW ONLY $3,860 short of our goal!

I want to thank everyone again who has already donated; we would not have come this far without your generosity. Please consider sharing our GoFundMe page with your networks so that we can get our pod shipped to California safely and ready to compete.

*Our deadline to raise this money is January 21st, 2017.*

Thank you and GO GATORS!
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Update 8
Posted by Gatorloop Team
5 months ago
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Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays! January 27th, Competition Weekend, is going to be here BEFORE WE KNOW IT! Our team has worked so hard on this project, the first of its kind, by pushing ourselves to our limits of what we are mentally, emotionally, and physically capable of. In your holiday generosity, please consider making a donation in support of this ambitious and hard working team of students--they deserve all the support they can get, and EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS. Please share our fundraiser on Facebook, Twitter, and to your e-mail contacts, and help us make history! Thank you, and as always, GO GATORS!
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Update 7
Posted by Gatorloop Team
7 months ago
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Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I sent out an update, and January will be upon us soon. We are deeply enmeshed in the manufacturing process and are thrilled to see our pod coming together. However, we still have progress to make on our fundraising goal. Please consider sharing our page via e-mail to friends and supporters, or sharing on Facebook and Twitter. This is indeed a bootstrap operation, and we need all the help we can get!

Thank you for your continued support, and Go Gators!
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Update 6
Posted by Gatorloop Team
10 months ago
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Check out the latest article written about us, this time by Gainesville Scene! http://gainesvillescene.com/2016/06/06/gatorloop-team/
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$8,340 of $12k goal

Raised by 49 people in 16 months
Created December 19, 2015
Grace Everitt  
on behalf of Taylor Waber
LE
$50
Lauren Eastman
3 months ago
WP
$100
Whitney Pennell
4 months ago
BD
$50
BEN DUNCAN
4 months ago
$2,000
Anonymous
5 months ago
DM
$25
donna morrison
5 months ago
AK
$50
Aakash Kumar
7 months ago

Go Gators!

MH
$20
May H.
8 months ago

Go Gators!

JG
$20
Jose Gomez
11 months ago
GT
$1,000
GoFundMe Team
11 months ago

We’re excited to be able to Give Back to campaigns that have touched us here at GoFundMe. We wish you the best, - The GoFundMe Team

MW
$25
Maria Wroblewski
11 months ago

Very proud of you and your accomplishments. Good luck with your endeavors and go Gators!

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