Who knew that in addition to an elevator pitch you might one day find yourself making a pitch on The StartupBus!? Theresa Hines, St. Louis’ StartupBus conductor, describes it as a hack-a-thon on steroids…and wheels! She joined us in studio with Austin Murdock to tell us all about what happens on the Bus.
This year, 100 participants were on 7 buses from 7 cities. They drove over 8,000 miles and visited 32 cities on their way to New Orleans. The St. Louis bus had 9 riders and two teams. Austin was part of the team – sponsored by Maritz – that made it to the top 5 out of 22 teams in the final round in the pitch competition. Needless to say, it’s amazing what can happen in 5 days with enough gas and energy drinks! We’re excited to learn more about this annual event and hear some stories about the people and ideas along for the ride on this special road trip. Get on the Bus!