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StartupBus Belgium
2 — 7 September 2016
Brussels, Belgium → Cologne, Germany

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The Belgian connection

Belgium is one of those hidden gems. One of our countrymen founded Drupal/Acquia, another one ruled the Tour de France in the sixties. Oh, and we basically invented club culture. Not to mention the beer, waffles, mussels and the real french fries.

We're looking for 3 kinds of talent on our bus

Developers
Designers
Hustlers

The Route

Bus Route

Program

11h CET: all buses depart!

After departure, each buspreneur will get the mic to pitch the ideas he wants to work on during the bootcamp. Once everyone has pitched their ideas, teams are formed around the most popular ideas on each bus.

Teams start to think about the problem they want to solve and about how they want to solve it.

Once a team settles on a name, they're entered into the StartupBus Game. This game allows people that aren't on a StartupBus to participate in the bootcamp and buy and sell shares of the startups born on the buses.

Teams have to be fast because the bus is crossing the continent and stops in cities where the teams have to pitch their idea.

Day 2 of the StartupBus bootcamp.

We'll see startups having trouble defining their vision and mission, while other startups are moving fast and are doing customer validation during the stops.

Wireframes are being drawn by the UX designers on board and the developers start working on their prototypes.

The last 24 hours of the bootcamp...

Sleep deprivation is kicking in. Some hustlers are getting tired of their own pitch while others keep on iterating to find something that sticks. They desperately want to achieve what happened on the 2015 New York bus: finding a seed investor and having to go into stealth mode.

Developers and designers are working non-stop on getting their prototypes to work on their mobile phones or in the cloud.

At 11h CET it's the end of the 72 hours: demo time for all startups born on the participating buses, at Corda INCubator in Hasselt.

All day long every startup gets 3 minutes the opportunity to demo their product and show what traction they have achieved. What startups actually closed some sales?

Corda INCubator in Hasselt, Belgium

The jury selects the 10 best demos and buspreneurs can network on the Corda Campus in Hasselt. In the evening all buses drive to Cologne and the buspreneurs help the 10 best startups with improving their demos.

Day 1 of Pirate Summit, Europe's craziest startup conference. 1200 carefully selected attendees, of which 200 investors, and among them 120 buspreneurs.

In the morning 10 startups of StartupBus get the chance to pitch their startup on stage.

When the night comes it's time to see the burning man. Party time!

Day 2 of Pirate Summit.

Time to say goodbye to your new BFF's! Even though it's a goodbye, the buspreneurs now become part of a global network of thousands of StartupBus alumni that have gone on to change the world.

Meet The Team

A bus doesn't organise itself.
That's why we found a kick-ass team!
Ann Glorieus
OPERATIONS

Ann is an alumnus of StartupBus Belgium 2015

Ann Glorieus
Conductor
Lien Van Den Steen
EVANGELIST

Lien is an alumnus of StartupBus San Francisco 2014

Lien Van Den Steen
Conductor
Video
Watch the feature we got on Belgian national television

Early bird

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  • Roadtrip (2-5 September)
  • Coaching
  • International network events
  • Pirate Summit ticket (6-7 September)
  • Accommodation
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Spring

349

  • Roadtrip (2-5 September)
  • Coaching
  • International network events
  • Pirate Summit ticket (6-7 September)
  • Accommodation
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1 June - 15 August

399

  • Roadtrip (2-5 September)
  • Coaching
  • International network events
  • Pirate Summit ticket (6-7 September)
  • Accommodation
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Active

409

  • Roadtrip (2-5 September)
  • Coaching
  • International network events
  • Pirate Summit ticket (6-7 September)
  • Accommodation
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Accommodation will need to be paid during check-in. We expect this to be less than €200.

About StartupBus Europe

StartupBus Europe 2016 is one of three annual competitions of StartupBus.

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Email: belgium@startupbus.com