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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 HĂ©nault 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 France kick-off event

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Around 7pm yesterday evening the French StartupBus held its kick-off event at the magnificent Hotel Lotti near the world famous Louvre museum in Paris. We talked about how StartupBus is not only about building a product and validating a business plan in three days but more so about getting out of your comfort zone. This was proven immediately after the introduction talk as the newest generation of buspreneurs had to present themselves to their colleagues using a microphone, which not everyone was used to.

Afterwards the buspreneurs went on a Tour de Paris with a party bus and drove around Paris while hopping off and on at hot spots like Place de la Concorde and Pont Neuf.

StartupBus France 2013 in front of the party bus