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StartupBus UK 2016 will be visiting Paris

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The buspreneurs of StartupBus UK 2016 are lucky: their first night they’ll have a magnificent stay at Generator Hostel in Paris! With a beautiful view on Montmartre from Le Rooftop, the buspreneurs can continue working on their newly startups.

Montmartre from Le Rooftop de Generator Hostel Paris

Le Rooftop 2 - Valentine Tchoukhonine - July 2015


StartupBus UK is one of the buses participating in StartupBus Europe 2016, Europe’s most intense hackathon / Navy SEALS bootcamp for entrepreneurs. Follow the buses live at http://europe.startupbus.com@StartupBusUK, @TheStartupBus and on Facebook.

jstack sends an employee to StartupBus Belgium 2016

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In less than three weeks, we’ll have several buses participating in our StartupBus Europe 2016 competition. One of them is gonna be the Belgian bus.

jstack logo - StartupBus Belgium 2016

We’re very happy to have jstack send one of their awesome employees with a passion for technology on the Belgian bus. Here’s how they describe themselves:

jstack creates innovative software solutions for your business. With an open mind we find a balance between people, technology and project approach to achieve the ambitions of our clients and our employees.

Do not expect a classic consultancy firm, but a group of people with a passion for technology, lots of creative ideas and one goal in mind: adding value for our clients. We work lean and mean with a strong focus on Java and Javascript.

jstack is your partner for:

  • Custom software solutions
  • Product development
  • Technical advice about full stack development with Java and Javascript

The buspreneurs of the Belgian bus will visit jstack‘s beautiful Amsterdam offices with a view on Schiphol Airport on Friday September 2nd.


StartupBus Belgium is one of seven buses competing in the StartupBus Europe 2016 competition. Conducted by Ann Glorieus and Lien Van Den Steen, the bus will depart with 20+ developers, designers and hustlers towards Pirate Summit in Cologne, Europe’s craziest invite-only startup conference. During the 72 hour road trip the participants have to conceive, build and launch new startups.

On Monday 5 September, all buses will convene at the beautiful Corda INCubator in Hasselt (Belgium) for StartupBus Demo Day. All startups born during the road trip have to present their MVP in front of a bunch of experienced entrepreneurs and investors.
If you want to apply, then head on over to http://europe.startupbus.com and hit the “Apply” button.

Venn provides the wifi for StartupBus Belgium 2016

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Last year the Belgian bus used Belgian startup Venn as a wifi provider to ensure reliable internet on board of the bus. This is why we’ve decided to have them as a wifi provider again for 2016!

If you don’t know Venn, Venn delivers connectivity solutions in B2B based on bonding services of multiple mobile and/or fixed connections. Their services allow transportation companies (busses, ships, trains, trams, even cars) to have multiple networks working together at the same time creating bigger network coverage, more stability and more speed. Their services can also be used to connect on any remote or temporary location (events, construction sites,…), it is plug and play, it is that easy. Next to this Venn can create a failover solution or bandwith increase solution to have a faster and more resilient connection. All this as an all-in service, including hardware, software, mobile data, support, …
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Contact Venn for more information on info@venn.be.

StartupBus Belgium is one of seven buses competing in the StartupBus Europe 2016 competition. Conducted by Ann Glorieus and Lien Van Den Steen, the bus will depart with 20+ developers, designers and hustlers towards Pirate Summit in Cologne, Europe’s craziest invite-only startup conference. During the 72 hour road trip the participants have to conceive, build and launch new startups.

On Monday 5 September, all buses will convene at the beautiful Corda INCubator in Hasselt (Belgium) for StartupBus Demo Day. All startups born during the road trip have to present their MVP in front of a bunch of experienced entrepreneurs and investors.
If you want to apply, then head on over to http://europe.startupbus.com and hit the “Apply” button.

Announcing a new bus for StartupBus Europe 2016

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We’re very proud to add a seventh bus to our StartupBus Europe 2016 competition: StartupBus France! StartupBus alumni Ivan Collombet and Louis Hénault stepped up as conductors and they now have a little less than two months to find 30-ish amazing hackers, designers and hustlers!

Route of StartupBus France 2016

The bus will depart from Paris on Friday September 2nd and visit Toulouse, Geneva and Lille before ending up at the Corda INCubator in Hasselt for StartupBus Demo Day and the final event at Pirate Summit in Cologne. The bus will compete against other buses departing from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

StartupBus France 2016 logo

Each bus is filled with about 30 hackers, designers and hustlers whom have 72 hours to conceive, build and launch new tech startups while crossing the continent and discovering the European local tech ecosystems.

Candidates can apply at http://europe.startupbus.com/.

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 →

From Munich to Cologne via StartupBus DE, Lucas Wagner, Conductor Germany

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Lucas Wagner

Lucas Wagner, Conductor from Germany

Meet Lucas Wagner, conductor for  StartupBus Germany 2015. Applications are open!

Do you have what it takes to ride StartupBus Germany?

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Tell us about yourself

I’m the Product Manager of a young SaaS startup founded by Project A Ventures in Berlin.

Last year I participated for the first time in StartupBus Europe. Actually I just came in last-minute on the German bus after a friend told me about his life-changing experience with being both a buspreneur and conductor (thanks Ben!). We built Never Eat Alone, an app to connect employees with which we placed 2nd in the competition.

In Germany we have many talented people and there is lots of money. On the other hand, we have strict laws and many Germans are quite risk-averse. I really like Fuck Up Nights where people talk about their failures.

I gained a network full of incredibly smart and motivated people. I learned to recognize and focus on what’s important. And I learned that everything is possible, if you just push yourself to the limit.

What made you decide to become a conductor/producer?

That was an easy decision. Right after StartupBus 2014, I knew I would want to conduct a bus and teach the next generation of buspreneurs to help them make the same experiences that I had on the bus.

In Germany we have many talented people and there is lots of money. On the other hand, we have strict laws and many Germans are quite risk-averse. I really like Fuck Up Nights where people talk about their failures.

What does Germany bring to the global StartupBus community?

Maybe another 2nd place this time? 😉 And of course, 30 kick-ass buspreneurs hungry for success!

Keit Kollo, StartupBus UK Conductor

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Keit Kollo StartupBus UK

Keit Kollo: @keitk

We caught up with Keit Kollo, one of two conductors of the UK StartupBus 2015. Applications are open!

Do you have what it takes to ride StartupBus UK?

Apply today

Who are you and what do you do when you’re not doing StartupBus?

I design, hack and write.

Tell us about your history with StartupBus. What regions have you participated with. What did you build when you were a buspreneur?

I took part of Startupbus Europe 2014, we built an app called Covervideo (previously SeeVee) that took us to the finals. After Startupbus we went onto an accelerator and are now grown into a startup.

What were 3 great things that you gained from the StartupBus experience? How do you hope to use this experience as a conductor/producer?

3 things I learned:

  1. Fuck it, ship it.
  2. An hour of sleep is better than no sleep.
  3. Fuck it, ship it.

I hope to help to push the participants to the next level in terms of creating great demos and polished pitches.

What made you decide to become a conductor/producer?

I go to hackathons at least once a month and I love the community here in the UK. Startupbus is a great way to get to meet other hackers and entrepreneurs from all over Europe.

Give us an idea about the region you’re conducting/producing for. What are some unique challenges that startups face in your country or region? What makes your region/country ideal for startups?

London is the heart of Europe’s tech community, no better place to start the epic journey that Startupbus is.

What does your country/region bring to the global StartupBus community?

Based on last years finals, I’d say UK shows excellent development standards and great entrepreneurial skills!