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.