A group of strangers will board a bus. At 60 miles an hour and over 48 hours, they will conceive, build and launch a startup on their way to SxSW. Welcome to the StartupBus
We put 25 people on the inaugural
StartupBus last year, from San Francisco to Austin. 20 people pitched, six teams formed, all six launched and then pitched them in front of a panel of high profile investors. This year, we’re aiming for up to 150 people on six buses, representing tech hubs from all over the country and create exposure of the entrepreneurial talent we have across America...with a little healthy competition along the way.
We have sponsors covering some of the biggest costs (thank you Xero
and others!). But we need more help. Buses are expensive and we want to be sure that participant fees aren't a barrier to anyone.
If we reach our goal, you’ll help reduce participant fees.
If we raise a little extra, you’ll provide some highly appreciated creature comforts.
If we raise a hell of a lot more more, we’ll be able to add more buses, possibly representing your region in the tech battle.
In exchange for helping fuel some of the craziest innovation in startups, we offer you a way to be a part of the experience, even if you can’t join us on the bus. This includes exclusive access to the developers and products, public recognition of your support and potentially even a chance to ride into Austin with us on the bus.
And of course, if you’re in Austin for SxSW come say hi and see the startups launch during the official SxSW event organized at the Hilton.
Thank you for your support,
StartupBus Community Director
To find out more about the StartupBus, to get an invite to apply, or to see the startups launch, connect at http://StartupBus.com