Christopher Frangione

Co-Founder & Strategic Director, Hyperloop Innovation

Co-Founder & Strategic Director

Hyperloop Innovation


Building on over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, market development, operational execution, and leadership, Chris helps private companies, NGOs, and government organizations leverage open innovation, exponential technologies, and the crowd. Chris has led innovation engagements and workshops throughout the world, and has testified on crowdsourced innovation in front of both the House and the Senate in the U.S. Congress.

Chris is a Senior Advisor at the National Geographic Society and a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center where he also serves as the Co-Chair of the Loomis Innovation Council. Chris serves on the board of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, where he was also the Interim CEO.

Chris most recently was the Vice President of Prize Development and Execution at the XPRIZE Foundation where he oversaw the department that designs and operates XPRIZE’s incentivized innovation competitions, managing a portfolio of over $100 million in prizes. He also built and ran XPRIZE’s government relations initiative. He was a regular educator and workshop leader at Singularity University’s Innovation Partnership Program.

Prior to joining XPRIZE, Chris ran the market assessment practice at a boutique management consulting firm where he consulted on all issues related to internal and external strategy.

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy from Colby College and Master of Business Administration and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University.