• StartupBus is Coming to Nashville

    Since 2010 StartupBus has run the most intense hackathon in the world. Three days on a bus to prototype build and sell your technology product to investors. This global community is an elite crew of designers, developers and hustlers. Join us for a rare public reunion of the community and meet successful companies founded on the bus from Texas, New York, San Francisco and Mexico along with over 100 of this years buspreneurs.

  • Nonconventional unconference

    Accelerate: Nashville

    Accelerate: Nashville is part industry networking unconference and part celebration. Join the 2015 StartupBus finalists and participants for the first time in Nashville, TN. Learn ideas, gain insight, offer support and network with entrepreneurs from Mexico, Florida, NYC, SF and around the South.

  • June 8th, 2015

    Offer advice. Gain new insights.

    Ready to Ride? Accelerate is an industry networking event and 'unconference' all rolled into one. Featuring fast-paced presentations from StartupBus alum and group discussions on topics decided up on by participants.

 

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June 8th, 2015, 9:00 am ~ 5:30pm

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What is Accelerate: Nashville?

Networking, learning, mentoring.

What to Expect

StartupBus: Accelerate is half unconference, half programmed event. Never attended an unconference? Some of the topics will be decided on the spot the day of the event by the attendees. Join us to participate, learn and be part of our awesome community of developers, designers and hustlers.

What is StartupBus?

StartupBus is a global organization that hosts the world's most intense hackathon. Every year for the past five years, StartupBus: North America 30 participants get on buses leaving from Florida, San Francisco, New York, Mexico City and Chicago and in three days they have to build a prototype product and business plan.

StartupBus Finals

As part of Accelerate: Nashville you'll get to see the latest crop of participants in StartupBus: North America. They just spent three days on a bus building awesome tech products. Hear their pitches. Offer advice. Gain new insights.

Spreading Hacker Culture in Mexico

Eme Morato, StartupBus: Mexico

The StartupBus Story

Elias Bizannes, StartupBus Founder, San Francisco

Making the app "I Am Groot" go viral

Ricky Robinett, StartupBus North America Director

Build Your Own Website a Comic Guide to HTML, CSS and WordPress

Author Nate Cooper, StartupBus: NYC

Digital Waste Profiling

Meet Wastebits: The only open platform that provides instant collaboration for Generators, Service Providers, and Facilities. Built on the StartupBus in 2012, Wastebits is coming to Nashville for the StartupBus finals and bringing a special announcement about the future of their company.

Connecting the unconnected

Bridgefy from Mexico allows you to send texts, images and files without needing an Internet connection or SMS. Built on the Mexico Bus in 2014, Bridefy is going strong and recently finished an incubation at StartupHouse in San Francisco.

Make more money with your vacation rentals

SmartHost built on the New York StartupBus 2014 recently raised over $100K after going through TechStars Austin.

Learn to Sell Art Online

Cory Huff founder of the Abundant Artist will help you gain insight into best practices and how to promote your work online.

 

Expected Participants

Expect talks, workshops and learning with these amazingly talented people.

Mike Caprio

Mike Caprio

CTO, co-founder @Listicles, Do-er, Connector, Futurist, SpaceApps, Co-organizer StartupBus: NYC

Jamie Roth

Jamie Roth

Assistant Product Manager FieldLens, StartupBus: New York, Seattle, Toronto

Eme Morato

Eme Morato

Co-founder of Dev.F., Mexico’s first Hacker School, StartupBus: Mexico

Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer Shaw

Founder, @NYTechWomen @BellaMinds, StartupBus: Kansas City

Saya Hillman

Saya Hillman

Via her company Mac & Cheese Productions, she helps herself and others live a Life of Yes! by injecting summer-camp into adulthood.

Enoch Elwell

Enoch Elwell

Cofounder of @TheCompanyLab, a community focused accelerator, and the @GIGTANK, a boutique 3D Printing and Smart Grid accelerator on a gig-speed network.

Darleen Santore

Darleen Santore

USA Ambassador for Pay It Forward Day #PIFD, Chief Performance Officer at @OrigamiOwl, author, entrepreneur and speaker. #TagYourGive April30th!

Elias Bizannes

Elias Bizannes

Founder StartupBus, StartupHouse

Matt Schaar

Matt Schaar

Matt Schaar is a 2013 StartupBus alumnus and has served a strategic function at multiple technology companies; he is currently on the Customer Success team at GitHub in San Francisco.

Alexis (AJ) Willis

Alexis (AJ) Willis

Program and Events Coordinator at The Company Lab. Single Mother. Connector. IRONMAN Competitor. Start Up Junkie. Founder of Natural Beautiful Me

Chris Laco

Chris Laco

StartupBus: Cleveland 2011, Vegas 2012, & Chicago 2013, Co-founder & Server Wrangler @Wastebits, Manager @Rackspace

Nate Cooper

Nate Cooper

Author, Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS and WordPress, StartupBus: New York

Scott Meier

Scott Meier

StartupBus: Cleveland 2011 & Vegas 2012, Co-founder & Designer @Wastebits

Chris Bue

Chris Bue

Runs MakerBiz Chicago. Conducting 2015 Maker StartupBus. StartupBus: Chicago

 Ricky Robinett

Ricky Robinett

Developer Evangelist, Twilio, StartupBus: Kansas City, New York, National Director

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

2012 StartupBus: Vegas, Co-founder & Business Development @Wastebits

Marianne Belotti

Marianne Belotti

founder and CTO of Exversion, StartupBus: NYC

Cory Huff

Cory Huff

Cory Huff is an entrepreneur, digital strategist, actor, and story teller. He has worked in various startups since 2007 in strategy and marketing roles.

Evan Hammer

Evan Hammer

CEO Smart Host, StartupBus: New York

 

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