On our tenth anniversary we are running 9 bus routes to bring 200 top talents in tech from all across North America to New Orleans this Summer.
Heralded as the “Navy SEALS boot camp for tech entrepreneurs”, contestants ideate, prototype, build, and launch working products and pitch to real investors and advisors.
We expose emerging innovators to unique places and scenarios, widening their mindsets, expanding their social and cultural capital, and pushing them to challenge their biases and stereotypical thinking.
Our global network of tech entrepreneurs span across the globe from Austin TX to Tallinn, Estonia. have since formed companies altogether raising over $1 billion in venture capital funding.
10 years in the making, StartupBus is a gathering of diverse multi-discipinary talents with an authentic brand well-cherished by the tech startup and hackathon communities. There is nothing quite like StartupBus in the tech world.
Globally respected and extensively documented by the tech community, our brand is authentic, grassroots, and edgy.
Your brand can have the complete attention of our vetted, proven, and exclusive community of talents for entirety of 5 days.
Thanks to our diversity initiatives, 40%+ of our participants and our team in 2018 were women, and 40%+ were people of color.
Help your employees gain new valuable skills such as product ideation, rapid prototyping, and familiarity with the latest tech.
Your brand can reach our exclusive community of proven talents and hyper-connected tech influencers, many of them founders of successful startups.
We are connected with many local tech communities across the continent, and have fans and media outlets following our event.
We had worked with and been sponsored by numerous companies big and small over the years, from Microsoft to Spotify, from AT&T to SAP. Here are some of our greatest hits:
“An annual rite of passage for the tech industry.”
“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] is like MTV's "Road Rules" meets Y Combinator. It's all the drama and frustration and excitement of launching a company condensed in three days while you're on a bus.”
At StartupBus we pride ourselves to be able to cater to and deliver each of our sponsors' unique needs. We can customize our sponsorship packages to your needs. Contact our team today to see how we can help your business.
Our offerings include but are not limited to: