I really enjoyed a recent 5-part series of Gimlet’s Startup podcast which covered StartupBus, a “hackathon on wheels, where a bunch of strangers come together to launch companies in one week, all while on a bus.”
They covered some cool projects (that are now real businesses), and you got to hear the teams debate the merits of their ideas in real-time.
Some of the businesses that launched on StartupBus:
- Daisy, a digital service that helps you deal with funeral logistics.
- Phishly, a service that helps businesses fight malicious email hacks.
- DropIn Pedals, which makes an “adapter that transforms clipless pedals into flat pedals for easy use with casual shoes.” (Note: This company doesn’t have a web presence so who knows what’s going on with this project).
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