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There are many ways to travel to SXSW. Some of the smartest travel by plane, but some of the most innovative and techiest travel by bus– the StartupBus, that is!

About 25 lucky entrepreneurs will board a bus and become “buspreneurs” for around 72 hours as they speed down the road (ok 60-65 mph isn’t really speeding) building startups! For those of you who have attended Startup Weekend, it’s like that but you’re on a bus. Pretty awesome idea…You aren’t wasting time by traveling – you are being innovative and who knows maybe building the “next big thing”.

So why does SproutBox care, besides the obvious reasons…two years ago we were lucky enough to have The StartupBus Chicago make a pit stop at  The Box. We greeted them with pizza and beer and they pitched us their ideas. Our team was able to deliver some valuable feedback before sending them on their way to Austin. We must have done something right, because this year the bus will be pulling up to the Box again!

The StartupBus will be arriving at The Box this Sunday, March 3, between 3pm and 4pm. Anyone is welcome to join us in welcoming them to Bloomington and SproutBox.

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Posted by Kacey on February 28, 2013 SproutBox No Comments

Our journey to Austin for SXSW started last night. Today we’ll join thousands of fellow geeks, developers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and investors for the biggest tech gathering. Bring on the fun!

The SproutBoxers will be all over Austin attending panels, events, meetings, and parties. The first and most important event is our own, SproutBox Ballers Lounge at SXSW. We’ll also be attending the Annual Indy Invasion Crawfish Boil, Jay Baer’s panel, and various other exciting events.

If you are planning to attend, just curious as to what we’ll be up to, or in need of suggestions of events to attend, we’ve put together a quick guide of our favorite events!

Friday at 11am:

SproutBox Ballers Lounge at SXSW:

With IU Basketball kicking butt and taking names again, we’ll be hitting up Trifecta on 3rd to watch the second round games of the Big Ten Tournament. Come join us for some bball and beer. The Lounge is sponsored by SproutBox and Sprouts: CheddarGetter, StoryAmp,, TeamMash, and VaultWorthy.

Friday at 8pm:

5th Annual Indy Invasion Crawfish Boil:

The 5th annual Indy Invasion Crawfish Boil at The Boiling Pot hosted by KA+A. This is the place to be to catch up with fellow Hoosier SXSWers. We’ll be there, you should too! RSVP here!

Saturday at 4pm:


Cause.It is being featured as one of the top 6 new apps at SXSW by! Come check them out at the Beauty Bar on East 7th Street, as they look to push Cause.It out to become the guide for Social Good at SXSW!

Download the Cause.It App Today!

Saturday at 6pm:

Tech Cocktail’s SXSW #StartupLife Celebration 2012:

33 amazing startups will be features in the Tech Coctail’s SXSW #StartupLife Celebration. SproutBox’s own, Mike Trotzke, will be one of the judges helping decide which startups are the cream of the crop. Come hear the pitches and learn more about these great startups.

Monday at 3:30pm:

Panel: Collaboration over Competition:

One of our good friends, Jay Baer, will be participating on the Collaboration over Competition panel, so you can bet we’ll be there listening to what he has to say.

“The old way of thinking tells small businesses to worry about competitors. Worrying takes the focus off the business. By collaborating with competitors the focus remains on the client and business goals.”

Tuesday at 12pm:

StoryAmp at The SoundCloud Open House

Our Sprout, StoryAmp, will be showcasing their lovely app at the SoundCloud Open House. Founder, Dmitri Vietze, will be demoing StoryAmp at noon on the stage. This event is taking place at Former Treehouse Pub, 501 E. 6th Street.

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Posted by Kacey on March 8, 2012 SproutBox No Comments

It seems that IU Basketball is back! With wins over a #1, a #2, a #5, and a shutout against Purdue, Hoosier basketball games are ones you don’t want to miss. The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament starts this week, and for those of you who will be attending SXSW, you might be afraid of missing some of the games. Have no fear, the SproutBox crew attending, including myself for the first time ever, will be hosting a viewing party for the second round games of the tourney on Friday, March 9th. Even if you aren’t a Hoosier fan, you can come out and watch the #1 seed, Michigan State, battle in their first game, and Wisconsin plays the winner of the IU vs Penn State game.

We convinced Trifecta on 3rd to open early for our awesome event. Who wouldn’t want to start their Friday off at 11am with beer and basketball? The first game tips off around 11:40am (CT) on Friday and the second game starts 25 mins after the first game ends in the second round of the tournament.

So come join us at the SproutBox Ballers Lounge for beer, basketball, networking, and yes, Sink the Biz!

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Posted by Kacey on March 5, 2012 SproutBox No Comments