dirk ahlborn



"He started a movement that made the rest of the world think why didn't we think of this before."

Power of humans.



Sustainable Future.

These are the core values that fuel Dirk Ahlborn's vision that the world's greatest problems can be solved by entrepreneurs. 

How? By introducing a new model of how companies are built in the internet age.

“I believe that entrepreneurs can change the world.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are trying to change the world but they have billions of dollars. What if you have a passion to change the world but don’t have access to that kind of personal wealth? We believe that we are not only transforming the nature of transportation, we are also defining the future of work in the 21st century.” - Dirk Ahlborn


Dirk Ahlborn is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, and crowdsourcing. He is the man behind a new model of starting and scaling companies - one that has the power to mobilize a crowd of innovators, experts and doers in a way that  delivers disruptive innovation to even the most established industries.


He is the Founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. and the Founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.

Via his innovation methodology which is proven to unlock the full potential of the crowd, HyperloopTT has managed to attract a global team of 800+ experts in just three years and build a crowdsourcing ecosystem which turns the collective passion and skills of the community into tangible results.


Dirk has been profiled in Forbes, The Boston Globe, Wired, Bloomberg, and CNBC. He has spoken at 80+ conferences across the world about innovation and the power of crowdsourcing, including  the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, SXSW, The Economist, Wired Mobility, Pioneers, DLD, and the Open Innovation Forum in the company of other world leaders such as Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and many others.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies: Building Breakthrough Innovations in Crowd-Powered Ecosystems

CASE STUDY  by Lynda M. Applegate; Terri Griffith & Ann Majchrzak

“When you start a business, you have a passion to solve a compelling problem or meet a compelling need. But in traditional start-ups you think you are alone. We have developed a new model for starting new ventures—a model in which you can connect to a community of thousands of people around the world who are also passionate about your idea. The community works together to solve the problem on a common platform that enables them to coordinate work on projects that are needed to turn the collective passion of the community into a vision and the vision into a reality.” - Dirk Ahlborn


From The United States to Europe, South America to Korea, Russia to the Middle East, Dirk has spoken about innovation, the future of transport and the future of building companies in the internet age at 80+ conferences including the WEF, SXSW, CES, SPIEF, DLD, Pioneers, carIT, CeBit, Smart Mobility World Congress and many others.

"Dirk, thank you very much for speaking at the Nikkei Forum. Everybody was impressed by your very passionate speech. You have lit the audience's fire!"

Global Business Bureau Nikkei Inc.

“Dirk Ahlborn delivered an inspiring talk during the plenary session at the Open Innovation Forum in Moscow alongside Mr. Medvedev, Paul Misener from Amazon and Ofir Akunis from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space in Israel. He demonstrated to our 12.000 participants a new future of possibility by using innovative thinking and technology. We recommend him as a speaker on stages around the world.”

Open Innovation Forum

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