Chicago Entrepreneur Zachary Price Guest Blogging on the Bplans “Up and Running” Blog as He and the StartupBus MidWest Team Make Their Way to SXSW

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Zachary Price is part of an elite team of coders, developers, and designers brought together to conceive, build, and launch a startup all during the course of a few days, while traveling 60 mph across the country on their way to South By Southwest (SXSW 2013).

Chicago Entrepreneur Zachary Price Blogs From the Startup Bus

"This is Doyle. He’s our bus driver. We wrote all over the windows in dry erase marker, but he didn’t understand what dry erase was."

One of many events surrounding the popular SXSW 2013, StartupBus is a competition involving teams of entrepreneurs from across the U.S., brought together on one of six buses, each with a goal of conceiving, building, and launching a startup in approximately 72 hours.

Zachary Price, a Chicago-based entrepreneur and member of the StartupBus MidWest Team, is guest blogging his experience on the StartupBus on the Bplans “Up and Running” Blog via a series of posts titled, “Live From the StartupBus,” which will run through early March 2013.

Price’s blog posts include his enthusiastic and often humorous take on the experience of launching a business under an extreme timeline, with a group of strangers (each a startup expert in their own right) and culminating in a launch at SXSW beginning March 11. The concepts are innovative, the egos are big, the nights are sleepless, and the tensions are high, but everyone involved is there in the spirit of entrepreneurship and the series of blog posts illustrates the amount of energy and excitement surrounding the event.

Photos from the road and additional StartupBus MidWest Team activity can be found on Twitter using the hashtag #StartupBusChi and highlights from the Twitter conversation will be included in Price’s series on the Bplans blog.

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