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#StartupBusForNOLA: Friday, Oct. 15 @ Green Bench!

StartupBus — the annual hackathon where techies, idea people, marketers, and creatives board a bus bound for New Orleans and build an application and the business around it while on the bus — is giving back to the city that has given so much to it. They’re holding an event called #StartupBusForNOLA this Friday, October 15th at Green Bench Brewing Co. in St. Pete!

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Their goal is to raise $5,000 for NOLAvate Black, an organization whose goal is to build a more sustainable, accessible, and diverse technology ecosystem in the Greater New Orleans region. NOLAvate Black was founded by Sabrina Short, who served as a judge in the last StartupBus finals in 2019 (where my team and I were one of the finalists).

New Orleans has been through a lot of challenges, including Hurricane Ida, which blew through in late August. They could use our help, as StartupBus founder Elias Bizannes explains:

And that’s why we’re holding #StartupBusForNOLA this Friday at Green Bench!