For those of you that weren't in attendance at RIO's Innovation Take-Out on February 9th, you missed the big news - Louisiana is going to sponsor/host it's own StartupBus.
The bus route is going to bridge the startup scenes across Louisiana (Unofficially planned: Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Lafayette).
The news comes after the recent article written by Martin Roth in Silicon Bayou News addresses the divide between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and how the StartupBus can unite Louisiana. Forget New Orleans and Baton Rouge: A case for the Louisiana Startu...
Innovation Take-Out featured guest speaker Elias Bizannes, founder of StartupBus, who discussed the concept and history of StartupBus. After speaking, Elias answered questions from the audience, including "Can Louisiana host it's own StartupBus?" which was followed by this parody video “I Wanna Be On The Startup Bus.”
The video produced by local Tommy Talley was recently featured on popular tech startup blog, TechCrunch. Here's the Article.
Looking to get in on the StartupBus Action? You can ether sponsor the buses travel or become a buspreneur.
A seat on the StartupBus requires an invitation to apply. You can start on the website HERE but you will need to network around the local entrepreneur community to find out who really has invitations.
Exciting things going on in Baton Rouge!
"Oh oooh oh oooh When I’m on the Startup Bus
Oh oooh oh oooh When I’m on the Startup Bus..."