Boston is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world, and is consequently also one of the leading hubs of research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Yet, Boston often doesn’t get the credit it deserves; for example, while Facebook’s funding and scaling took place in Palo Alto, the real magic of conceiving, launching and growing a world-changing consumer product originated at Harvard. The 2012 Startupbus competition will be a great opportunity to showcase the tech talent and innovative spirit that Boston embodies.
2012 is the inaugural year for Startupbus in Boston, and it’s fair to say that our mission will be even more challenging that those of other buses: we have more miles to cover than any other participating city. However, we’ll use this to our advantage and will spend more time working, bonding, and learning from each other than anyone else. Besides, this will be an excellent filter for attracting only the toughest and hardest-working buspreneurs, which is ultimately the winning formula for this event.
The team’s conductor, Igor Lebovic, was a member of last year’s winning team Tripmedi. He’s also the co-founder of CalorieCount.com, which was acquired by The New York Times Company. Calorie Count was initially based out of Boston, so Igor is fired up to contribute to the local tech community and pay back for the mentorship and guidance that he had received earlier in his career.