StartupBus. You have 48 hours on the way to SxSW to conceive, build, and launch a startup. Unfortunately, Facebook accounts are the only way of applying and Twitter is the only way of contacting the team behind it. Epic fail.


Elias Bizannes February 15, 2011 Reply

Or you can just email the founder (me) on elias @ who also has previously been the chair of the DataPortability Project and is well aware of these issues.

There were specific reasons why we picked those options. The good news is that the main website to be launched in March will allow other options of authenticating.

steve February 15, 2011 Reply

I applied via FB, but I don’t have a Twitter account for contacts.
Could be interesting…!

Daniel Bachhuber February 15, 2011 Reply

What was the application process like?

steve February 15, 2011 Reply

Via FB- just a form to fill out. I pasted some sentences from my dissertation about turning it into a startup. I didn’t invest much time in addition to those hard-fought lines I pasted in…
Though I’m sure the winners will have invested far more time and effort than I did.

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