Courtney Surmanek

              


From April 27 - May 1, 2018, I joined 29 women and non-binary people on a bus from NYC to New Orleans to conceive, build, and launch a blockchain startup in just 72 hours. If you've been keeping up with the news, you know the ways in which disruptive cryptocurrencies have provided prospects for both positive social change, and in its opposite, crypto-colonialism and tax evasion prospects for the ultra-rich. On StartupBus' website, it's noted that women comprise only 4-6% of blockchain investors. In January, the North American Bitcoin Conference featured 84 men speakers and only three women. Come shift the tide with me.

StartupBus seeks to disrupt the divides between metropolitan tech hubs and rural communities. If you're reading this and find something in the language that inspires you, please reach out to me. I'm still processing this experience and I'd love to share dialogue regarding it.

Tocca Falls, Georgia