The breakneck Startup Bus competition, which challenged entrepreneurs from five regions to launch a company on a bus to South By Southwest, has permanently changed a life; Christopher Laco, an engineer from Tallmadge, OH who rode in on the Cleveland bus, has had the logo inked on his wrist above a binary inscription: Read More
Judges won’t decide the winner of the Startup Bus competition until tonight, but investors at South By Southwest are already jumping on the bus companies.
Three incubators have offered spots to Startup Bus companies, including one which suggested automatic entry for the winner or at least an invitation, which would mean a $25,000 investment. Read More
The finalists in the ongoing Startup Bus competition are: TripMedi, an information and recommendation site for medical tourism (New York), MyNewman, the “anti-social network,” (Miami); Mom and Pop Coops, group buying that helps small businesses achieve economies of scale (Cleveland); Shotput, an SMS-based newsletter service (Chicago); Read More
8:38 a.m. — It’s the final day on the road before Austin! Day one’s liveblog from Tuesday is here; yesterday’s update is here. The Observer did not liveblog yesterday due to confusion with editors and sparse internet access. To summarize: Internet access was very spotty, which interfered with workflow. One of the Read More