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StartupBus Germany 2015 at MakerSpace Munich

StartupBus 2016: North America Heads to Boulder

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Any buspreneur will tell you, mediocrity is a disease and StartupBus is the antidote. That’s why we’re excited to not only announce our 2016 North American Competition, but share some epic changes to this year’s event.

StartupBus North America 2016

On May 15-19th, 7 buses brimming with North America’s top tech talent will push themselves to 70 mph, as they dart across 3 countries towards Boulder, Colorado to compete on the Techstars Stage at Boulder Startup Week. Continue reading →

StartupBus armada sets sail for Pirate Summit in Europe

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We’re very happy to announce the StartupBus Europe 2016 competition!  Our buses will depart on Friday the 2nd of  September and arrive right on time for the Pirate Summit which happens on the 6th and 7th of September in Cologne (Germany).

However, it’s not our first rodeo.  We also went to Pirate Summit last year and we absolutely loved it! The atmosphere is similar to SXSW’s in Austin though it’s smaller and with a German twist. Last year Pirate Summit hosted 1,000 carefully selected individuals, 200 of those being investors. The talks were refreshing and inspiring, the food and beer delicious, and what happened at the party – well – stays at the party. Oh, and Till and Claudia are just amazing to work with. Do we need to say more? Continue reading →

StartupBus.Accelerate in Europe

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The last two weeks we held a few StartupBus.Accelerate events in Europe. StartupBus.Accelerate events are meant to help you give new insights and accelerate your way of thinking.

The first one happened at Co.Station Brussels and was a satellite event of Europe’s biggest open-source software conference FOSDEM. We had a few panel discussions about the impact of open-source software on tech companies with people like Jessica Rose (DreamFactory), Kris Buytaert (Inuits, Cfgmgmtcamp, …), Nils De Moor (Woorank), Charles Bailey (Bloomberg) and Lien Van Den Steen (DataCamp; they’re hiring developers). Continue reading →

Bridge

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Team eVal

The eVal team believes that feedback is a big deal. The feedback loop between your speedometer and your foot gets you home safe every day. The feedback from your teachers helps you improve who you are.

So we are pleased to introduce Bridge. The feedback loop between you and your customers.

We use proximity technology to determine when a customer is leaving your store. We push them a one-question, three-second survey, and let them leave a brief compliment or critique.

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All Aboard

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Polish2Publish – Dev Diary

25/10/2015 – Entry I

“Most people want to be circled by safety, not by the unexpected. The unexpected can take you out. But the unexpected can also take you over and change your life. Put a heart in your body where a stone used to be.”
Ron Hall

Alright…

So I can safely confess I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into before rocking up to Ultimo Tafe early on a Sunday morning that begged me to stay in bed.

I was at even more of a loss when, upon stepping on to the coach, StartUpBus Sydney Co-Ordinator Imteaz Ahmed mentioned, as more of an aside rather than a stentorian announcement, that we’d be ‘pitching’ our ideas in an hour’s time.

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the Give Garden

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Aussie Sunrise

The Give Garden

“Giving with your heart and your head, simply.”

Industry disruption is the defining feature of the startup age. AirBNB now rents more rooms a night than most international hotel/motel chains combined. Uber is revolutionising transport/logistics markets across the globe, all without owning a single vehicle.

Unfortunately, one industry has been left in the lurch.

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