StartupBus: 3scale API Contest

Put your API in hands of talented developers

help buspreneurs build the next successful startup on their way to Austin

 
 

What is StartupBus ?

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StartupBus produces the most intense startup competition in the world, where top talent from all around the world compete as buspreneurs to build the next generation of technology companies over the course of a 3-day bus ride. They run events in North America (since 2010), Europe (since 2011) and Africa (since 2013) each year.
StartupBus North America 2014, is the 5th annual competition held in the USA, takes place from March 2nd till March 6th in 2014, with buses from 6 regions around the continent converging in Texas an epic competition.


Get your API on the StartupBus with 3scale

3scale logo

This year 3scale is a proud sponsor of StartupBus. We are sending two our evangelists on the San Francisco and New York bus.

While on-board they will help teams build great hacks using 3scale clients APIs. As API experts they will be able to recommend the right API to hackers.
 
It’s a chance to have your API used in hackathon conditions by best hackers in the country. Buspreneurs are influencers in their own local community and company, some are even CEO or CTO positions.
 
The StartupBus competition also get a lot of press coverage before, during and after the competition.

For this exceptional event we decided to run a contest among our clients and select 15 APIs and expose them during StartupBus.

Submit your API before the 2nd of February to get it on the bus with us. It’s FREE !!

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What would you get ?

support from our Hacker in Residence

  • 3scale Evangelist on the Bus
  • Logo on handout given to Buspreneurs
  • Mention on blog posts and social media
  • Feedback from professional hackers on your API
  • Potential media from teams using your API

Conditions to apply

and be selected

 

  • Use 3scale platform
  • API live by February 10th
  • API support team available on March 2-6 period on US time
  • API free to use for developers during StartupBus

Applications are now closed.

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Judging criteria

To be selected your API will be judged on different criteria:

  • Overall Developer Experience
  • API usability
  • Helpful in hackathon

Judges

Steven Willmott - 3scale CEO
Steven Willmott
CEO at 3scale
@njyx

Kin Lane - The API Evangelist
Kin Lane
The API Evangelist
@kinlane

Nicolas - 3scale Hacker in Residence
Nicolas Grenié
Hacker in Residence at 3scale
@picsoung

Kristine - 3scale Evangelist
Kristine Hines
Evangelist at 3scale
@kristine_hines



3scale Evangelists in the Bus

Nicolas - 3scale Hacker in Residence
Nicolas Grenié
Hacker in Residence at 3scale
@picsoung

Kristine - 3scale Evangelist
Kristine Hines
Evangelist at 3scale
@kristine_hines

FAQ

Q: When can I apply?

A: Now, until February 10th.

Q: When will I be notified if my API is selected?

A: It should take us less than a week to announced the winners by email and on our blog.

Q: My API is not live yet, can I join?

A: Your API should be live so you could apply to the contest. If you need help feel free to contact us ten.elacs3@troppus

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Nothing, it’s FREE :D

Q: Can I give a prize to a team using my API?

A: Get in touch with us so we can figure this out.

Q: I am interested to sponsor StartupBus

A: You can contact the StartupBus directly and mention our name ;) here

Q: If my API get selected, will I be onboard on the bus?

A: Unfortunately not, one solution to get on the bus is to either sponsor it or apply as a Buspreneur here.

Q: Will there be something organized in Austin during SXSW?

A: We are working on something, and we will let you know as soon as we have more details. Stay tuned!