I'm going to be conducting the East Coast StartupBus this year (departing from NYC). For those of you who haven't heard of it, the StartupBus is like a hackathon on steroids - you get on a bus with 30 strangers and over the course of the bus ride to Austin, TX for SXSW you have to pitch ideas, form teams, and launch a product at the largest tech conference of the year while under very bizarre conditions (on a bus in the middle of nowhere)
Craziness aside, it is an amazing experience and a very special community to be a part of. Most former buspreneurs describe it as a life-changing and career-altering adventure. I highly recommend it from my personal experience and certainly hope to see many of you apply for this year's bus and represent NY full force against our competitors on the West Coast.
You can read more about the StartupBus on various press outlets (this is a sampling of articles):
2013 East Coast StartupBus Conductor
Hacker Union Co-Founder