Sponsorship Opportunities

We are asking you to join our global network of entrepreneurs by sharing your brand with some of the best developers, designers, and hustlers around and making your company an integral part of the StartupBus community.

StartupBus acts as a powerful recruiting network, a force-multiplier for your brand, and a source of real world feedback for your products and services.

Press About Us


“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”

Wired Magazine


“Some, if not all, of these less-than-one-week-old startups have a shot at turning the machinations of a road trip adventure into successful business endeavors.”



“StartupBus isn’t just a hackathon on a Greyhound bus. It’s also a self -starter alumni organization that’s isn’t only about who you know. It’s built on ambition, ingenuity, and rest-stop hot dogs.”

Huffington Post


“The StartupBus is the world’s most frenetic startup incubator–not to mention, its most reality-TV-ready one– hurdling along the freeway with a group of 30 or so ambitious entrepreneurs who have just met.”

Fast Company

The Next Web

“Over 3 days we traveled through 6 countries, developed 5 startup ideas and visited 4 of Europe’s hottest startup cities on the way to one of the biggest fixtures on the tech conference circuit, LeWeb. Yes, StartupBus Europe was a trip I’ll never forget.”

The Next Web

“What kind of tech startup can be built over four days, while riding across the country on a bumpy bus with somewhat dodgy Wi-Fi? That’s what the people who took the StartupBus to Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest Interactive conference found out.”



“While the judges commended the team for doing something that could actually save peoples’ lives, they also criticized the site’s user interface. “It looks pretty, but I had trouble trying to decipher it,” one judge said. Still, McClure told the team they “rocked” their presentation.”

Inc Magazine Judging of the 2011 Bus

Venture Beat

“Participants will tell you that StartupBus is the mother of all hackathons. […] Imagine building a real startup in a compressed time capsule traveling at 60 miles per hour.”

Falon Fatemi, Partner at MkII Ventures, VentureBeat Contributor

Bloomberg Businessweek

“Taking a crazy road trip, that alone shows the kind of crazy, motivated people who show up.”

Mike Caprio, Conductor, NYC StartupBus 2012

Tech Cocktail

“It’s more than just a hackathon. You get a chance to meet awesome people, build a startup, pitch it to investors…”

Gulnara Mirzakarimova - Tech.co

The Wall Street Journal

“The intensity develops lifelong relationships,” Bizannes said. “Ten years later with the trust and responsibility people developed can bring them into new businesses together.”

Tomio Geron - Wall Street Journal


“StartupBus was like taking my startup life, doping it up on steroids, and then sending it out to space on a rocket ship.”

Erica Swallow, Contributor, Forbes

Sponsorship Opportunities

Competition Sponsorhip
Along with prominent positioning on all online and printed sponsor materials, our national and regional sponsors may choose from our list of exclusive packages. Previous sponsors have hosted live events, integrated their products with our critical StartupBus entertainment platform, our live content streaming, and more! We will prominently showcase your company by working with you to pick from our exclusive set of national or regional packages to create a custom campaign.


Product Sponsorship
Buses, hotels, mobile wi-fi, caffeine, power strips, and cutting edge software and hardware are all mandatory for making each bus trip a success. Official supplier sponsors provide these fundamentals to each of the competing tribes and their entrepreneurs. We will showcase your company by working with you to pick from our diverse set of supplier packages and create a custom campaign.


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Double Decker Partners

Electric Mayhem Bus Partners

Super Shuttle Partner

Graciously Hosted By

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