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Silicon Beach Report April 6: Hyperloop One Asks Public to Suggest U.S. Routes, Selects 11 Regions for Further Study

Hyperloop One asks public to suggest U.S. routes and selects 11 regions for further study, on-demand doctor app Heal adds Obama’s Secretary of Navy to board, and Virgin Galactic planning for test space launch before end of year.

Hyperloop One Asks Public to Suggest U.S. Routes, Selects 11 Regions for Further Study

After receiving proposals from more than 2,600 individuals, downtown’s Hyperloop One has selected 11 U.S. regions to study financing and construction of potential Hyperloop systems, reports the Business Journal. The company received the proposals as part of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge competition which began in May and solicited business plans for potential routes from volunteers.

On-demand Doctor App Heal Adds Obama’s Secretary of Navy to Board

On-demand doctor app Heal plans to expand into states outside California and it has added former U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to its board to help guide it through local and state health regulations, reports Recode. The company plans to send doctors on house calls in several new cities in Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania by the end of this year.

Virgin Galactic Planning for Test Space Launch Before End of Year

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson said he would be disappointed if his company did not test launch its rocket into space by the end of the year, reports The Telegraph. He added that he would be further disappointed if he couldn’t ride into space on the spaceship and the tourist program isn’t operating by the end of 2018.

Send tips on L.A. tech companies and startups to reporter Garrett Reim via greim@labusinessjournal.com. Follow @garrettreim on Twitter for the latest in L.A. tech news.

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