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Florida team makes final 3 in StartupBus competition

Margie Manning



StartupBus 2019

Hyve, a tech company formed last week by a StartupBus Florida team, made it to the final three spots in the StartupBus final pitch competition Sunday.

Hyve creates disposable emails, according to a Twitter post by Joey deVilla, a self-described tech author and video instructor from Tampa.

StartupBus is an annual competition that is equal parts boot camp and road trip and designed to empower the tech community by challenging top-tier talent to conceive, build and launch a startup in 72 hours. The Florida bus left Tampa early Wednesday and joined others from Mexico, Silicon Valley, New York, Northeast Ohio and Washington, D.C.  — as well as a StartUp Bus for black entrepreneurs — in New Orleans for the weekend pitch competition.

DeVilla tracked Hyve’s progress through a series of tweets.

Three teams from StartupBusFlorida made it to the finals.

Here’s a glimpse of Hyve’s pitch to the judges.

The judges picked three winners.

Although it was created in three days on a bus, Hyve is a working product, deVilla wrote in a blog post.

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