Startup Bus is all about entrepreneurship. StartupBus is the legendary startup competition, boot camp and road trip that fast forwards lives and careers – changing how you see the world and your place in it. On the trip, you’ll join a team (probably of strangers), build and launch a company in 72 hours, then on the weekend, you’ll go head to head with buses from 8 other regions in a startup competition! This has been called an experience of a lifetime from previous riders so join the club and see what it’s like for yourself!
Who: For the crazy, confident and courageous engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and mentors. When: Wednesday, July 24th - Sunday, July 28th. Where: Depart from Akron, Ohio and arrive in New Orleans, LA. Apply & More Info at StartupBus.com. You’ll need an invitation code, here you go: NEOUARF3 Want to see what the trip consists of? Check out the agenda for Day 1-5 here!
Why Ride: Realize your potential! You are more than who you think you are! The most common comment of buspreneurs is “I couldn’t believe I could do that,” so stop dreaming and start doing! Get ready to look back and realize how many awesome things you have accomplished. StartupBus prides itself as a "people accelerator" - we don't build startups; we foster the next generation of leaders in tech. Promo Video:https://youtu.be/y6voXG-KKYU
*Bus does stop to connect with other cities, swap mentors from other cities and for rests at hotels each night. *Limited scholarships to cover costs on first come, first served basis.
Real testimonies from real people: “By the time we were off the bus we had established many connections that lead us to being funded within 3 mnths” - Rodney Williams, CEO of LISNR
“StartupBus was an amazing experience, from pitching ideas to building teams and taking part of the construction of a startup while pitching to real angel investors and making such networking really changes your perspective on entrepreneurship and makes these dreams seem easily reachable. I would do it all over again, many times!” - Christopher Cortez, Rider from NEO bus 2015
“I’d been working so long that everything was all about tasks. I walked away from StartupBus feeling passion and I brought that back with me. It was the difference in just showing up for work versus being excited to show up. I was reinvigorated. I learned how to deal with emotions better. I’ve been in industry about 30 years and it’s not just for recent grads but for people who had been in business a while like myself. I highly encourage people to ask their company to sponsor them.” - John Kerg, Rider from NEO bus 2016
“[StartupBus] helped me realize opportunities and meet great people. Without a doubt one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.” - Mike Pertz, Rider from NEO bus 2015 “Connected me with younger generation and deeper into technology. Gave me opportunity to see differences in people more clearly. Tested current limits at my age on sleep. Very positive experience.” - Paul Hamerly, Mentor & Local Angel Investor, Rider from NEO Bus 2015
“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 call up if I need help.” Brandon Leonardo, Co-Founder of Instacart (Two co-founders first met on the StartupBus.) Other info: Behind the Scenes on the StartupBus Podcast Mini-Series… Frequently asked questions answered at: https://www.startupbus.com/faq View the last past 10 year of StartupBus: https://www.startupbus.com/editions Press + Media: Get a Press Pass to spread the word about the tech competition that bridges the tech gap across America - with an epic road trip and a diverse group of participants. https://www.startupbus.com/tv/