Newfoundland may not appear to be a hotbed for PCB technology, but a team of startup engineers may change that.

There, on the Eastern edge of Canada, Liam Cadigan and Darryl Day, who grew up together, were working on degrees at Memorial University, where they met fellow engineering student Matt Noseworthy and budding computer scientist Nick Warren.

The group applied for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition, the Elon Musk brainchild that challenges teams of college students to design and build high-speed pods. The Canadian team didn’t win, but its second-place finish was good enough for Cadigan and Day to land jobs at another Musk startup, Neurolink.

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