This Week in Startups - 629: Hyperloop Tech Co-Founders

Making the dream of high-speed travel a reality

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Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
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Preslav RachevHunter@preslavrachev · Full-Stack Software Engineer
This interview goes deeper than the typical “here’s what the technology does, and here’s how we’re building it”. The talk covers all sides of the problem - from the technology itself, to business,  and politics, and future urban planning.  In fact, it is surprising how much of the technology behind Hyperloop has been feasible for years, but the bigger problem till this day is business and  government’s obstinacy to keep investing in inefficient infrastructure. Not that the railway industry  is generally inefficient - it is just not U.S’ strength, compared to, say Europe or Asia.  A couple of days ago, I read an article that there are actual agreements from some Central European governments, to give Hyperloop a green light in production. As a European, I find this most welcome, though a little cautious. European governments are way more risk-averse than their U.S counterpart, so I don’t expect the track to run overnight (article stated it were planned to run by 2020, but I’m skeptical about it).