Hackers, Hipsters and Hustlers On The Road To Austin

“You’re either on the bus, or off the bus.” -Merry Pranksters

Right now, bus loads of hopeful bootstrappers are making their way to Austin for SXSW. And by busloads, I mean busloads, thanks to the ingenuity of one Elias Bizannes, founder StartupBus.

Here’s a look at the goings on from a StartupBus to Paris last year:

Now for the North American version…At this time, geeks with dreams are motoring in coaches from New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Cincinnati, Florida, Louisiana, Mexico, Las Vegas, Washington, DC and Mexico en route to Austin.

According to Online Media Daily, Alexandra Askot, an art director at MRM Worldwide in Manhattan is on the bus from New York, competing with the other riders for attention, a cash prize and the chance to secure venture capital for her team’s idea.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.