Experiences of a Buspreneur on #Startupbus Silicon Valley
Today is the second day on #Startupbus Silicon Valley â€“ making the trek from San Francisco to Austin, Texas (currently driving through the deserts of Arizona en route to New Mexico), conceptualizing, developing and selling a company â€¦ in under four days. Having never done a hackathon (I have always wanted to do a cross-country road trip though), the trip admittedly seemed a bit daunting, crazy â€¦ and undeniably exciting.
Both the tech enthusiast and journalist in me wanted to experience the startup world first-hand, seeing how a company could evolve, and what could be done with a group ofÂ determined individuals within a seemingly impossibly finite amount of time. Â Our teamâ€™s project â€“ Expensieve â€“ tackles the functional side of SxSW, focusing on transforming your paper receipts into a digital collection of images for you to categorize, tag, and organize for your tax preparation and IRS audit defense needs.
Iâ€™ll be writing more about this after this on-the-road hackathon is over, but for now, I invite you to check out www.expensieve.com â€“ make sure to â€œlikeâ€ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. You can even buy our stock on the BUSDAQ.Â Look forward to hearing what you think!