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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.
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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!