Author: Justine Benstead
Publisher: Tampa Bay Social Media Examiner
Date: February 20, 2012
The Startup Bus is coming to Florida, and Tampa Bay is taking it for their own.
Founded in 2010 with a single trip from San Francisco, CA, to Austin, TX, for the annual SXSW user technology conference, Startup Bus is essentially a mobile think tank. For a 48-hour-period, a handful of highly motivated techie and business minds come together on a bus with wifi and a lot of motivation to conceptualize, create, and launch a startup.
The initial StartupBus offered a unique challenge to participants and generated major press buzz when the bus arrived at SXSW. An entreprenurial business was born from the endeavor. Two years later, the trip has evolved into a twelve-city-wide competition to arrive in Austin with the best startup idea, and to compete for funding from a board of potential investors. The winning product might just become a full-fledged business. Read more here.