Sponsors.

StartupBus Diversity Fellowship Sponsors.

StartupBus Partners.

The Speakers and Judges.

This year, we are amping up our final day programming with an all-star line-up of judges, as well as speakers offering wisdom for all aspiring entrepreneurs and founders.
  • Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Change Catalyst and its Tech Inclusion programs with passion to inspire entrepreneurs to use technology to change the world.

  • Melinda is a TED speaker, diversity and inclusion advocate and leader building inclusive innovation economies around the world. She has more than 20 years of experience elevating brands and developing business innovation strategies for entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies and global NGOs. As CEO of Change Catalyst, Melinda works with the tech industry to solve diversity and inclusion together. She co-leads a series of global solutions-focused conferences called Tech Inclusion, and is Director at Backstage Capital, where she develops startup programs and builds inclusive entrepreneur ecosystems for underrepresented founders.

  • Alicia Syrett is the Founder/CEO of Pantegrion Capital, an angel investment vehicle focused on seed and early stage investments, and The Point 25 Initiative which helps women-led companies build robust Advisory Boards. She was named as one of LinkedIn’s 2018 “Top Voices in Startups and Entrepreneurship,” one of the “30 Women in Venture Capital to Watch in 2018” by Business Insider, and one of the “25 Angel Investors in New York You Need to Know” by AlleyWatch. She has appeared on CNBC and MSNBC 100+ times, and her TED talk on “Why VCs and Angel Investors Say ‘No’ to Entrepreneurs” has been viewed over 70,000 times.

A stunning photo of Calanthia Mei

Calanthia Mei

Senior Associate, PayPal Ventures

A stunning photo of Elias Bizannes

Elias Bizannes

Founder, StartupBus and StartupHouse

A stunning photo of Sabrina Short

Sabrina Short

Founder & Director, NOLAVATE Black

A stunning photo of Madelena Mak

Madelena Mak

Senior Director, StartupBus

A stunning photo of Jorge Ribs

Jorge Ribs

CEO and Co-Founder, Bridgefy

A stunning photo of Colleen Wong

Colleen Wong

National Director, StartupBus North America 2019

A stunning photo of Sloan Miller

Sloan Miller

Executive Director, INNO

A stunning photo of William Spencer

William Spencer

Angel Investing Hobo

A stunning photo of Keit Kollo

Keit Kollo

Product Manager, Weav Music, Director, StartupBus Europe 2016

A stunning photo of Kate Yoo McCrery

Kate Yoo McCrery

Director, Loyola University New Orleans

A stunning photo of Parker McCurley

Parker McCurley

CEO, Decent Labs

The Buses.

For 2019, we have eight 8 routes lined up recruiting from 11 regions and heading to New Orleans in Summer. Note sure which bus you should pick? Check out the conductors, media coverage, and winning teams from each bus below.

Destination: New Orleans.

Crossroads of America.

Rated #1 Place to Go in 2018 by the New York Times, the tricentennial city of New Orleans is situated at the center of North America, where all buses can conveniently converge at one spot.

A Vibrant Culture and Tech Scene.

Not only does the city provide great support for building startups, New Orleans is simply magnetic with its majestic neighborhoods, diverse culture, and vibrant nightlife.

The StartupBus North America 2019 Crew

Director

Conductors

A stunning photo of Ajay Desai

Ajay Desai

NA Head of Strategic Partnerships 2019
ABP Conductor 2019
TX Conductor 2018
NY Conductor 2017

A stunning photo of Raúl González García

Raúl González García

MX Conductor 2019
MX Conductor 2018

A stunning photo of Daniel Alejandro Arenas Aguinaga

Daniel Alejandro Arenas Aguinaga

MX Producer 2019
MX Buspreneur 2017

A stunning photo of Ruben Cuadra

Ruben Cuadra

MX Producer 2019
OH Buspreneur 2017
MX Buspreneur 2016
MX Buspreneur 2015

A stunning photo of Danna Kiedis

Danna Kiedis

MX Producer 2019

A stunning photo of Anne-Gail Moreland

Anne-Gail Moreland

NY Producer 2019
NY Buspreneur 2017

A stunning photo of Monica Santos

Monica Santos

NY Conductor 2019
WB Producer 2018

A stunning photo of David Ip

David Ip

SV Conductor 2019
CH Buspreneur 2013

A stunning photo of Zach Moore

Zach Moore

SV Conductor 2019
SV Buspreneur 2018
SV Buspreneur 2016

A stunning photo of Dick Rowan

Dick Rowan

DC Conductor 2019
OH Buspreneur 2018

A stunning photo of Jay Oldaker

Jay Oldaker

OH Conductor 2019
NE Buspreneur 2012

A stunning photo of Carrianne Tuckley

Carrianne Tuckley

OH Producer 2019

A stunning photo of Nick Price

Nick Price

FL Conductor 2019

A stunning photo of Akira Mitchell

Akira Mitchell

FL Conductor 2019
NA Production Manager 2018

A stunning photo of Brandi Kinard

Brandi Kinard

ABP Creative Tech Entrepreneur, Producer 2019
WB Buspreneur 2018

A stunning photo of Mouminatou Barry

Mouminatou Barry

ABP Creative Tech Entrepreneur, Producer 2019
WB Buspreneur 2018

A stunning photo of Ajay Desai

Ajay Desai

NA Head of Strategic Partnerships 2019
ABP Conductor 2019
TX Conductor 2018
NY Conductor 2017

A stunning photo of Raúl González García

Raúl González García

MX Conductor 2019
MX Conductor 2018

A stunning photo of Daniel Alejandro Arenas Aguinaga

Daniel Alejandro Arenas Aguinaga

MX Producer 2019
MX Buspreneur 2017

A stunning photo of Ruben Cuadra

Ruben Cuadra

MX Producer 2019
OH Buspreneur 2017
MX Buspreneur 2016
MX Buspreneur 2015

A stunning photo of Danna Kiedis

Danna Kiedis

MX Producer 2019

A stunning photo of Anne-Gail Moreland

Anne-Gail Moreland

NY Producer 2019
NY Buspreneur 2017

A stunning photo of Monica Santos

Monica Santos

NY Conductor 2019
WB Producer 2018

A stunning photo of David Ip

David Ip

SV Conductor 2019
CH Buspreneur 2013

A stunning photo of Zach Moore

Zach Moore

SV Conductor 2019
SV Buspreneur 2018
SV Buspreneur 2016

A stunning photo of Dick Rowan

Dick Rowan

DC Conductor 2019
OH Buspreneur 2018

A stunning photo of Jay Oldaker

Jay Oldaker

OH Conductor 2019
NE Buspreneur 2012

A stunning photo of Carrianne Tuckley

Carrianne Tuckley

OH Producer 2019

A stunning photo of Nick Price

Nick Price

FL Conductor 2019

A stunning photo of Akira Mitchell

Akira Mitchell

FL Conductor 2019
NA Production Manager 2018

A stunning photo of Brandi Kinard

Brandi Kinard

ABP Creative Tech Entrepreneur, Producer 2019
WB Buspreneur 2018

A stunning photo of Mouminatou Barry

Mouminatou Barry

ABP Creative Tech Entrepreneur, Producer 2019
WB Buspreneur 2018

And also...

A stunning photo of Madelena Mak

Madelena Mak

NA Senior Director 2019 - present
ABP Creator 2019
NA National Director 2018
NY Lead Conductor 2017
NY Buspreneur 2014

A stunning photo of Colleen Wong

Colleen Wong

NA National Director 2019 - present
ABP Creator 2019
WB Lead Conductor 2018
NY Buspreneur 2017

A stunning photo of Ajay Desai

Ajay Desai

NA Head of Strategic Partnerships 2019
ABP Conductor 2019
TX Conductor 2018
NY Conductor 2017

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 continents.

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