StartupBus is run by our Alumni community, consisting of Buspreneurs that had previously participated in our annual competition.
Alumni can volunteer to run all that is StartupBus. When an volunteer of a bus crew successfully fundraise and produce a StartupBus, they will be appointed the legendary title of a "Conductor", who will be the captain and leader of their bus crew and their Buspreneurs.
The best Conductors progress to become Directors of a continental region, with the focus of running the next competition and leading all conductors to success. Senior Directors and Board Members drive strategic development of our organization on the global level.
Senior Director 2019
North America National Director 2018
New York Lead Conductor 2017
New York Buspreneur 2014
Madelena is a user experience designer and creative director. She had previously designed Trillian, a chart-topping instant messenger, as well as ZocDoc and FindDoc. Her team was a finalist in StartupBus North America 2014. She is also currently a board member of StartOut New York, and an advocate for LGBTQ entrepreneurs.
National Director 2019
Women+TGNC In Blockchain Lead Conductor 2018
New York Buspreneur 2017
Colleen is a first-generation Burmese American with a unique interdisciplinary background in neuroscience, comparative religion, and social science research. She is also currently an associate at New America for their Blockchain Trust Accelerator.