5 Epic Reasons to Ride the StartupBus

In mid-May, the best and the brightest will come together to compete in StartupBus North America, the continent’s most epic competition — combining the magic of a hackathon and road trip to create the ultimate adventure on wheels (Tell me more!).

We’ll be hitting all the raddest hot spots and tech shops as we make our way to Boulder Startup Week, where buses from 3 countries & 7 cities will converge in the quest for StartupBus glory.

If you’re crazy enough to hop on a bus and build a business with a bunch of strangers in 3 days — or you know someone who is — send them our way.

Epicness awaits.

Still on the fence? Here are 5 more epic reasons why you should stop everything you’re doing now and sign up for StartupBus North America:

#1: Do Something That Scares You.

If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough. Push yourself past the limits of what you thought was possible and find out what you’re truly capable of.

Whether you’re a hackathon junkie or a total n00b, chances are you’ve never been stuck on a bus with 20 strangers and given 3 days to build something — it’s nothing short of magic.

#2: Roadtrip! — ‘Nuff Said.

It’s all about the journey! StartupBus is the perfect excuse to travel and explore the Midwest while getting to know our top talent. Don’t forget we will provide ample opportunities to stop and network in the coolest spots with like-minded entrepreneurs in other cities along the way. This is your chance to travel across North America while stopping at all the coolest spots and making plenty of killer products (and bad decisions) along the way…

#3: Make Epic Shit.

Think of it as a people accelerator, or a way to fast forward your life. You’ll learn more about yourself in 3 days than you have in 3 months. Cause when else in life will you have a completely safe environment to test out those crazy ideas with complete creative license?

#4: Join the Club.

You’ve heard it before: “the StartupBus will change your life” — but it’s only after 3 days of no sleep and countless hours on the road that you understand what it means to be part of the tribe.

Become part of a #DreamTeam you can’t buy your way into and join ranks with some of the most elite hackers, hipsters and hustlers around. Start friendships that will last a lifetime and fill your rolodex with a list of insanely awesome people that you can call at any time.

#5: Pitch on the Tech Stars Stage at Boulder Startup Week.

1st Rule of StartupBus: Always Be Pitching. This year’s finalists will get the chance to brush up on their elevator pitch skills on the Tech Stars stage at Boulder Startup Week.

Route escapades aside (and trust us, they’re awesome) — the destination alone is worth the trip. When else do you get to build killer products and pitch in front of experienced entrepreneurs and potential investors from all over the country?

Whether you’re a billionaire or haven’t started a company, if you’re the kind of person who dares to risk it all, this is the place for you.

Are you crazy enough to jump on a bus conceive, build and launch a startup with a group strangers in 72 hours? Prove it! Apply now.

Want to learn more? Reach out to us on Facebook or shoot Theresa Hines an email at stlouis@startupbus.com.

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