Midwest

IntroductionBack to top

Are you ready to go on the ride of your life and level up your skills?

The concept is simple: Pitch, Build and Launch Startups on a bus traveling at 70 mph for 3 days. For its fifth year, the StartupBus will be rolling across North America. The competition will take place the first week of March 2014. Buses will be originating from 8 different regions around the continent gathering in Texas for a startup business competition of epic scale.

With the support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Midwest bus will be leaving from Kansas City on March 2nd. We’re looking for the best hackers, hipsters and hustlers to represent the midwest and join us on this epic adventure. Think you have what it takes? Apply today.

RouteBack to top

TimetableBack to top

Saturday, March 1st - Kansas City, MO

Get to know your fellow buspreneurs over drinks on Saturday night. Start scheming for the adventure.

Sunday, March 2nd - Kansas City, MO to Nashville, TN

We'll leave in the early morning. Teams will form and you'll immediately get to work building your startups. We'll spend the night in Nashville where you'll get to connect with the entrepreneurial community there.

Monday, March 3rd - Nashville, TN to Fort Smith, AR

We'll be spending the night Arkansas with the New York City buses. Keep building your projects and get to know great entrepreneurs from other cities.

Tuesday, March 4th - Fort Smith, AR to San Antonio, TX

All buses will meet in San Antonio at Rackspace HQ. Pitch your startup to see if you make it to the semi-finals.

Wednesday, March 5th - San Antonio, TX

Put the finishing touches on your startup before the semi-finals.

Thursday, March 6th - San Antonio, TX to Austin, TX

The best of the best will pitch in the finals. Then everyone will head to Austin.

Friday, March 7th - Austin, TX

Hang out in Austin or head back to where you started the adventure. It's up to you.

If you want to join us - apply now! Seats fill up FAST!

SponsorsBack to top

TheArk

StartupJunkie

InvstArkansas

northwestArkansas_v01

TeamBack to top

Cole Worley Cole Worley linkedin twitter
Ricky Robinett Ricky Robinett

BuspreneursBack to top

bradchapman bradchapman
Brooke Beason Brooke Beason linkedin
Caitlin Cress Caitlin Cress
Josh Coleman Josh Coleman Hustler linkedin
Jennifer Shaw Jennifer Shaw facebook linkedin twitter
Melissa Roberts Melissa Roberts linkedin
pabloarellano pabloarellano facebook linkedin twitter
Shane Reustle Shane Reustle
Carl Shotwell Carl Shotwell
Ashley Holbrook Ashley Holbrook Hipster linkedin
Susan Arete Susan Arete twitter
Benjamin Hernandez Benjamin Hernandez

Teams on the busBack to top

Partners

for this bus

Double Decker Partners

Electric Mayhem Bus Partners

Super Shuttle Partner

    Currently there are no sponsors yet in this category for this year edition. We are off course more than happy to put your company name here. Interested? Make sure you read our partner opportunities.

Graciously Hosted By

    Currently there are no sponsors yet in this category for this year edition. We are off course more than happy to put your company name here. Interested? Make sure you read our partner opportunities.

Venue and Hosting Partner

Stickers Sponsored By

Become a partner

We have lots of opportunities to be part of the StartupBus experience. Do you own a company or do you know someone who would like to be part of the StartupBus Experience?

E-mail sponsorship@startupbus.com