StartupBus Chicago Scheduled for Minnesota Pit Stop en Route to SxSW

StartupBusWhat began last year as a half-baked joke about hosting a startup bootcamp on a 48 hour bus ride from San Francisco to Austin for the SxSW festival has evolved into a growing phenomena.

Seven of last years 25 ‘buspreneurs’ volunteered to bring the experiment to the next level this time around, expanding from one bus to six and adding more pit stops along the way — including one in the Twin Cities.

On Tuesday morning, March 8th, the six touring buses depart from New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Miami and Silicon Valley (2) for the cross-country trek. Loaded to the gills with geeks, the objective is to form teams and develop products under pressure in competition against the other buses.   It’s like StartupWeekend on wheels — culminating in mixer, a best in class selection process, and ultimately, investor pitches on Monday the 14th.