We believe in student entrepreneurship, we're living proof of it! Being a part of the entrepreneurship community at MSU has allowed us to launch many ideas. In this environment we have flourished and some of our successful ideas have significantly grown and are ready for a national audience. We have traveled to SXSW in the past to share our ideas, present our startups, learn from experts and meet others just like us. We are continually told to “go for it” or “don’t let anything stop you” and now we are up against our biggest challenge yet: SXSW Expenses. We have many startups that would benefit from going to SXSW (who wouldn't?) and nowhere near enough money to send everyone. With your help we will be able to send over twice as many students as last year and give us a permanent way to continue exploring. The Student Startup Bus will be used for future events such as Techweek (http://techweek.com/), student/company run Hackathons (https://mlh.io/), future SXSW conferences (http://sxsw.com/interactive ), and for when we just want to visit other entrepreneur communities. Donate today and you’ll allow us send over twice as many students to the 2015 SXSW Interactive Conference and to secure us a permanent way to continue exploring.
Here's how it works. Donate at one of our reward levels (at least $5) to the right and we'll promote your startup/company on the side of the bus. Your logo/message/app download code will be exposed to tens of thousands of people at the 2015 SXSW Interactive conference and all future trips with the bus.
Trying to send 12 students to a conference like SXSW by conventional means is too expensive.
And if you're not cringing yet...
In the past we have traveled to SXSW. The usual trip of half a dozen students will end up costing almost $10,000. $10,000 for a single event! What's worse is that only a select few students are picked to go.
Long Term Solution:
With the bus we will have our travel and lodging covered for this event and all future trips.
We can now put more money from our budget into purchasing event passes so more students can attend. This will also allow us to now reserve some money to travel to other events we may never have had the chance to experience before.
We promise to get this bus a lot of exposure, like a lot. We will drive this into the city every morning and throughout the afternoon to shuttle us around. Thousands of people will be exposed to this bus and we think it will be unlike anything they have seen before-at this and other future events.
Your startup will be advertised on a sandwich (dibond) panel.
It is a very strong and durable material. Once it's screwed into the bus it isn't going anywhere. Production of your ad will be completed by the local professionals at Capital Imaging.
Risks and challenges
A very real risk that we cannot eliminate is the possibility of the bus breaking down. It is what it is when you use an old vehicle, but we will not allow this possibility to ruin our trip. We have ability to make any minor repairs and ensure we will not be left to waste in the middle of nowhere-we will attend this conference. A new bus will be provided if necessary for future events and we will transfer over all backer materials.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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