Saturday, March 2nd: Launch Party
8pm: Pre-launch Party (TBA) Come by and meet the crew, have a few drinks, and get ready for the time of your life. Open to anyone who wants to meet, interview or buy a drink for (hey, we can ask!) the buspreneurs and their fearless leaders.
Sunday, March 3rd: Tampa -> Atlanta
Monday, March 4th: Atlanta -> New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, March 5th: New Orleans -> San Antonio
Wednesday, March 6th: San Antonio
Thursday, March 7th: San Antonio
Friday, March 8th: Finale! - Austin
If you’re selected for the Finale, you’ll be pitching in front of a panel of esteemed judges (TBA):
Last year’s judges were:
Saturday, March 9: - Austin
Ok, so things are finally coming together!
There have been a ton of questions as to what the hell is going on, and the key point to remember is semi-organized, highly organic, chaos :)
Q: I want to ride/ sponsor! What do I do?
Fill this out and we’ll get you an invite to apply ASAP!
Q: How do I get a hold of you?
A: Easy! You can find me on skype (ID: susiesteiner), or you can give me a call - 813-505-7572 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter @SQQZY
Q: What is the schedule? What does our route look like?
A: See here: Schedule & Route. We’ll be stopping for meals, breaks and hopefully some fun
Q: What is this all going to cost?
A: That depends on you! The tickets for the bus are $299, that pays for about half the bus (they’re really expensive) the other half is going to be covered by sponsors. The first night we’re going to be in Atlanta. We’re looking for sponsors, but worst case, plan on $50 tops. The second night will be in New Orleans or Baton Rouge and we are finalizing details now. The third night in San Antonio is still being worked on with National - I’ll let you know asap.
Q: Do we also need to find accommodations in Austin? I’ve heard a Startup House mentioned in Austin - do we stay there?
A: Once we get to Austin, we’re going to have a few options. There is talk of getting some space outside of the city and then organizing buses into Austin. You can also get your own place, stay with friends or whatever you’d like… it’s an adventure so be prepared to A) Not sleep and just work, B) Sleep on a couch, floor, bar. We’re still working on Startup House. Plan for the worst, hope for the best.
Q: Does the bus bring us back from Austin as well, or do we fly back?
A: Getting back home is your job. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay on the bus. I just booked a flight on American for $180, so that’s really good!
Q: Of the Developer/Designer/Business categories…what shoes are you looking for me to fill?
A: That’s going to be up to you and your team!
Q: Who else is on board?
A: Only the best and brightest minds in the Southeast (and even some internationals) in the IT field. The mix is going to be something like 70% hackers, 20% designers and 10% Biz Dev. So if you are a Biz Dev person you had to be pretty special to be picked (not that the others aren’t special).
Q: What’s next?
Connect with us and we’ll start looping you in on the Skype calls we have regularly!
Text for a blog post/email: http://bit.ly/subflorida
Sponsorship information: http://bit.ly/subflsponsors
The Bostonian Conductor was super productive and put this together to help you know what you should bring! Thanks Igor! As you can imagine, your productivity will largely depend on having your tools of the trade ready and being able to hit the ground running the minute the bus doors close. This discussion is different for developers, designers and hustlers, so I’ll structure it differently for each group.
Designers and front end developers:
Back end developers: