As you’ve probably heard from TechVibes, BetaKit, Montreal in Technology, Les Affaires, and Canadian Business, Sharethebus recently joined Y Combinator. After weeks of keeping it on the down low, we’re now nearing the end point in our YC journey, and couldn’t be happier to share the news with everyone!
Our decision to go forward with the Y Combinator accelerator program came after carefully weighing all the pros and cons, and realizing that we’ll receive invaluable benefits in network and learnings. With access to experts from tech juggernauts who have gone through the same process (like Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit), the insight and assistance we’re gaining is helping us shape our product as well as grow our presence in the US market.
It didn’t come without any bumps along the road though. Our team had to split up, and we found ourselves working on opposite coasts – which means dealing with distance, different time zones, and separation anxiety for some of us (looking at you, Marissa).
That’s me and Wolf Kohlberg – my co-founder, Chief Logistics Officer and dear friend.
The team at Sharethebus is very excited to partake in this experience yet at the same time incredibly humbled by the opportunity. We’re working hard to alleviate the pain points between event organizers, travellers and bus companies when it comes to booking and filling a charter bus. We want to change the way North Americans perceive riding a bus or figuring out how to rent one by providing the best experience possible for everyone involved in the process.
We especially want to thank the Montreal Startup Community for being incredible in our journey thus far. We wouldn’t have got to where we are now if it weren’t for the help and support of our fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and ultimately the rad bunch of people we met along the way.
Last but not least, big shoutout to the entire Sharethebus family (who grew 5x in size over the past few months!) for being part of this inspiring yet at times bumpy ride, and doing what they do best: hustle, hustle, hustle!
We’re now ramping things up and counting down the final days until YC’s Demo Day – a familiar but just as thrilling road as it once was when we first pitched at FounderFuel a year ago.