"Entrepreneurship can't be taught – but it can be learned"


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Our Mission

Empowering people to disrupt the status quo and create a better life for us all.

So What Is It?

Equal parts hackathon, road trip and global community, StartupBus is an annual competition designed to empower the tech community -- challenging top tier talent to hop on a bus and conceive, build and launch a startup in 72 hours.


Created to develop and inspire creators of the next generation of technology companies through unique experiences and inspirational connections, StartupBus is a bootcamp that fast forwards lives and careers – changing how people see the world and their place in it.
Even though our competitions are legendary, the ultimate goal is to build the largest network of tested entrepreneurs on the planet, with unprecedented access to a diverse pool of talent, ideas and resources.

How we roll

“StartupBus is so much more than just a road trip, or a startup competition, or an intense adventure with people who are a bit looney. It’s a community of people who share values and who believe in a world where problems can be solved in creative ways using modern tools such as software and technology.”
— Eme Morato, Dev.F
“We are a slingshot in the form of a bus that takes tech-minded people, forces them to go through the startup equivalent of hazing, and they come out the other side of an intense five-day experience knowing what they’re truly capable of.”
— Taylor Wallace, WeVue
“It’s a Navy SEAL bootcamp for tech entrepreneurs”
— Greg Ross-Munro, Sourcetoad
“I feel like I’ve joined a SWAT team on a drug raid and they just handed me a gun and said, 'Go.'"
— Keith Axline, WIRED
“I already live a hectic startup lifestyle, but StartupBus was like taking my startup life, doping it on steroids and then sending it out to space on a rocket ship.”
— Erica Swallow, Forbes

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About StartupBus

StartupBus believes entrepreneurship can't be taught but it can be learned through unique experiences.

Want to partner with us?

Email: sponsorship@startupbus.com