What is StartupBus?

March 7, 2012
Wired describes it as:
Part road trip, part code jam, the annual competition plunges participants, known as “buspreneurs,” into two days of frantic business development on the open road to the South by Southwest conference  in Austin, Texas.”
What started in 2010 with one bus driving from Silicon Valley to Austin for the SXSW conference has grown into a 10-city competition to arrive in Texas with the best idea and compete for early-stage funding from a board of potential investors.  


This year Tampa has its own bus in the competition, and one of the teams on the bus includes former BPV intern Doug Smith.  You can read about Tampa’s entry at examiner.com, and you can check out Inc‘s write-up from last year’s event.  Doug will be tweeting his team’s progress at @_BumperCrop, their entry that “helps local small-scale farmers and home-growers connect to local consumers to easily share and exchange their excess crops.”  You can also check out their project site BumperCrop.com, or follow @StartupBusFL for our state’s other competitors.  StartupBus.com provides real-time comprehensive coverage of the entire competition.

Best of luck to Doug and all his fellow Floridians!  We look forward to reporting back on your success.
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