Do you have what it takes

to build the future?

Stop dreaming. Start pitching. Let StartupBus accelerate you to be the change you want to see.

Created to empower the next generation of builders, StartupBus is a curated community uncovered by its world-renowned experience that seasons lives, shapes communities, and shakes industries

An Experience Like No Other.

A hackathon. A media production. A startup competition. A package tour bus. We are all of that and none of that.

StartupBus is a experience that transforms lives - by challenging top tier talent to hop on a bus and conceive, build and launch a startup in just a few days.


Bus Routes


A Gathering

of the best tech talent.

We attract the crazy. The outsiders. The dooers. The tinkerers. The adventurers. We evaluate all those that apply and put the very best through our competitio, a unique experience that connects you to the hundreds of people that have gone before. People with an urge to create. People eager to learn. People who are open to unique perspectives. People that can work as a team despite the hardest constraints.

It's no coincidence we've seen multiple billion dollar companies get formed by our alumni. In most cases, with each other.

Who's in a team on our mobile incubator
  • Developers.

    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.

  • Designers.

    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.

    Example skills: UX. Wireframes. Sketch. CSS. HTML. Illustrator. AR/VR. Javascript. Game Mechanics. After Effects. ChatBots. React Native. Experience Map. Invision. Branding. GIFs!

  • Influencers.

    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.”
    Brandon Leonardo, Co-Founder of Instacart
    Two co-founders first met on the StartupBus.
  • “StartupBus helps me really see what my strengths are and also tap into new strengths that I didn’t know that I have.“
    Falon Fatemi, CEO & Co-Founder of Fireside
    Backed by Mark Cuban
  • “It’s a Navy SEAL bootcamp for tech entrepreneurs.”
    Greg Ross-Munro, Sourcetoad
    Founded Sourcetoad after riding the StartupBus.
  • “By the time we were off the bus we had established many connections that lead us to being funded within 3 months.”
    Rodney Williams, CEO of LISNR
    Series B backed by Intel Capital and R/GA Ventures

Experience the First Year

of a Startup in one week.

StartupBus is an experience that is as real as it gets: You'll be building real products. You'll be selling this product to gain real traction. You'll be pitching to real investors. And as if that was not hard enough, we find ways to make it even harder.

You'll be amazed by what you can achieve under our constaints based approach to innovation. By pushing you beyond your comfort zone we will make you see a new you. One thing we promise as well: you will rethink the way things should get done, forever.

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A Community of Passionate

Thinkers and Tinkerers.

By joining StartupBus, you'll join a global network of tech talent across the globe that are just as passionate and 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.

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Hyper-Connected Alumni

$2.5 Billion

Raised by Alumni-founded startups

Competitions over 10 Years

Countries in 4 Continents


Tech Communities and Partners

An Adventure of a Lifetime.

Of course, the best part of being a road trip on a bus: You've got to see the world, and with great company. Just like founding a startup, the greatest part of a road trip isn't arriving at your destination; it's all the crazy stuff that happens along the way...

StartupBus is the craziest way to make things happen.

Entrepreneurship can't be taught —
But it can be learned.

Elias Bizannes, Founder of StartupBus

Word on the street.

Stop Dreaming. Start Pitching.

Follow the footsteps of the founders of Instacart, Segment, LISNR, Monzo, Major League Hacking and more.

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About StartupBus.

StartupBus is a tech entrepreneurship boot camp and global championship on wheels.

We disrupt the status quo by fostering the next generation of leaders in tech and bridging the tech gap across worlds.

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