10 Bus Routes. 150+ Buspreneurs. 35 cities travelled. 25 startups formed. StartupBus North America 2018 is our most diverse year yet, with coverage on NBC News, ABC, NPR, and Forbes.
Our winners StoryBook.Ink, Petfolio, and DakSak had created some of the wildest ideas this year.Check it Out!
Our 10th annual StartupBus competition in North America is coming up next year. Wanna join us in planning this transformative experience?
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Created to empower the creators of the next generation of technology companies to disrupt the status quo, StartupBus is the legendary startup competition and boot camp that fast forwards lives and careers – changing how you see the world and your place in it.
Equal parts hackathon, road trip and global community, StartupBus is an annual competition designed to empower the tech community - challenging top tier talent to hop on a bus and conceive, build and launch a startup in 72 hours.
It’s our duty to attract adventurous people with big ideas and solid talents to execute: People with an urge to create. People still eager to learn. People who are open to unique perspectives. People that can work as a team.
Become part of a #DreamTeam you can’t buy your way into and join ranks with some of the most elite hackers, makers and influencers around.
Folks who have the technical skills to know how to build the product. That can be back-end development, front-end development, hardware prototyping, game development, and more!
Example skills: Unity. Node.js. Raspberry Pi. Ruby on Rails. Go. PHP. Jupyter. Swift. C#. Lua. Firebase. MongoDB. Electron. TensorFlow. Azure. OpenCV. DeepDream. Arduino.
Folks who can create not only intuitive products that look awesome, but also understand the needs of the users of your product through user research.
Folks who can convince and persuade your target audience to use your product. They can be growth hackers, project managers, marketing experts, sales executives, and more!
Example skills: Lead generation. Retargeting. KPI tracking. Revenue Models. Social Impact. Growth Hacking. Biz Dev. Hootsuite. PR. SEO. CRM. Budgeting. Rapportive. MailChimp. SWOT Analysis. OBS.
“StartupBus is a year’s worth of bonding in three days. It’s amazing. It’s unbelievable... I’ve got people all over the country that I can call up if I need help.”
“StartupBus helps me really see what my strengths are and also tap into new strengths that I didn’t know that I have.“
“It’s a Navy SEAL bootcamp for tech entrepreneurs.”
“By the time we were off the bus we had established many connections that lead us to being funded within 3 months.”
StartupBus is an experience that is as real as it gets: You'll be building real working products. You'll be selling this product to gain real traction. You'll be pitching to real investors and advisors. This is no greenhouse environment unlike other startup boot camps.
You'll be amazed by what you can achieve in only 5 days.
By joining StartupBus, you'll join a global network of tech entrepreneurs across the globe from Austin to Tallinn that are just as adventurous as you.
Start friendships that will last a lifetime and fill your rolodex with a list of insanely awesome people that you can call at any time, and fight with you on the startup battlefield.
“The StartupBus is as close to blood sport as Silicon Valley entrepreneurship gets. By compressing the time from concept to prototype, it becomes a pedal-to-the metal business incubator.”
“Participants will tell you that the StartupBus is the mother of all hackathons... Imagine building a real startup in a compressed time capsule traveling at 60 miles per hour.”
“StartupBus isn’t just a hackathon on a Greyhound bus. It’s also a self-starter alumni organization that isn’t only about who you know. It’s built on ambition, ingenuity and rest stop hot dogs.”
“The StartupBus is the world’s most frenetic startup incubator – not to mention its most reality-TV-ready one – hurling along the freeway with a group of 30 or so ambitious entrepreneurs who have just met.”
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