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How might we support web entrepreneurs in launching and growing sustainable global businesses? read the brief

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StartupBus - a roadtrip with a difference

A roadtrip starting in San Francisco with friends, but with the twist of launching a startup on arrival in Austin in time for SxSW.

StartupBus began as a wild idea: A roadtrip starting in San Francisco with friends, but with the twist of launching a startup on arrival in Austin in time for SxSW.

The Question: What could people produce under extremely tight time and resource constraints?

The Answer: Six functional prototype web services, which were built, presented to a panel of high profile investors. The winning team was offered funding to turn their prototype into an actual business. 

StartupBus has evolved from an experiment to a competition and an international support community and an entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Buses now depart from Europe and a number of locations throughout the States.

Mission #1 Stories of Support

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Ayumi Munakata

March 19, 2012, 14:14PM
Sounds so much fun!
I wonder how long this will take though.

OpenIDEO

March 16, 2012, 17:57PM
Congrats on this post being today's onsite Featured Inspiration!

Amy Bonsall

March 17, 2012, 14:42PM
Love this idea. Like hackathons (or make-a-thons), this is a great way to get focused on taking ideas from theory to reality - no better way to kick-start a start-up.

Stefan Ritter

March 13, 2012, 19:59PM

Meena Kadri

March 13, 2012, 21:02PM
yep, thanks Stefan – Nadine, you can add it to your post for others to check out if you like. Just hit the Update Entry button on the right of your post.
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