StartupBus Europe aims to launch 80 startups in 72 hours

From 25-28 October, 10 buses depart for their rides from eight European countries, including for the first time Estonia – and on those buses, 40 developers, designers and entrepreneurs engage in 72-hour hackathon process in order to build technically innovative solutions to address real customer problems.

The buspreneurs must introduce a working prototype, validate a business model and find early paying customers. Throughout the journey, leading mentors will consult the participants on matters of development, design, business modelling and online marketing.

The winner of StartupBus Europe will be announced on the main stage at Pioneers’ Festival, Europe’s premium technology conference. The best teams gain sponsor prizes, international media coverage and access to investors and advisors from all over the world.

Applications are open until 15 October for all international entrants with a special focus on talents from Finland, Latvia and Estonia.

The Estonian StartupBus route passes through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria. The participation fee is €200. The fee includes all transport and accommodation expenses during the Tallinn-Vienna leg (2,700 km, three nights, three meetup events) from 25-28 October.

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  1. Dear friends
    Situation at the East of Ukraine is getting more and more complicated. Number of refugees from Donetsk and Lugansk regions searching for shelter in other regions is increasing. These people left their flats, cars, clothes and money and escaped to other regions. The government of Ukraine doesn’t do much to help them. Most of support is provided by NGOs and charity organizations.
    Our organization “Lugansk Regional Charitable Foundation “Teenager” and our partners from Vinniky city (Lviv region) made a refugee camp. 200 refugees from Mariupol, Lugansk and Donetsk live in this camp. We provide them free place to live and food. Most of them are children and women. We also provide help to refugees in other cities of Lviv region. But our resources are getting more and more limited.
    We are financing food and shelter for refugees but our money will soon be over.
    In attached document you can find project and budget for emergency financing.
    Please consider emergency financing of this project. Its total budget is 10 000 Euro. But even 10 Euro would be great help for us.
    We hope for your help

    Sergey Popov
    Deputy Managing refugee camp, Head of board Luhansk regional Charitable Foundation “Teenager”
    Publications about us

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