Hitching a Ride on a StartupBus Bound for Austin: Part IV
For three days, a mobile hackathon of “StartupBuses,” 11 megabuses filled with aspiring entrepreneurs (or “buspreneurs”), has traveled from across the country to the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Tex. Participants have broken into teams that have, along the way, created and developed startups from scratch. After stops in Nashville, Baton Rouge, and now San Antonio, we’re nearing the climax of our journey—when a winner will be chosen from among 336 buspreneurs by a panel of investors at SXSW. I’ve been embedded with the New York “tribe.”
On Friday afternoon, with the final leg of our trip before us, we decide to hijack a bus.