I Wanna Be On The StartupBus…So Freakin’ Bad (Video)

Just a little candy to kick off your weekend: 

Looking to get its state on the StartupBus radar, a group of Lousiana’s innovators met with founder Elias Bizannes this week for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber‘s February Innovation Take-Out. After Bizannes’ presentation (which he concluded by announcing the first Louisiana StartupBus!), the members of the local tech community unveiled this parody video: “I Wanna Be On The Startup Bus.”

And yeah, it’s pretty cute, guys. Plus, it’s always good to see the excitement for building startups outside NY and the Valley.

If the song sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Here’s the source. The video was also blasted on a big screen in the middle of downtown Baton Rouge.

StartupBus, for those of you unfamiliar, is the combo hackathon/road trip started by Elias Bizannes nearly three years ago which heads out to SXSW. The group doubled the number of events it’s running in 2012. This year, there will be a maximum of twelve buses, including those that run from San Francisco, New York, L.A., Cleveland and Tampa, plus whichever others get voted in here.

Can someone transcribe those lyrics, by the way? Because that part about TechCrunch sounds pretty weird to me.

UPDATE: Got the lyrics!

I wanna be on the Startup Bus so frickin bad
Try all the ideas Ive ever had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Inc magazine
South By will hear I’m the next big thing

Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights
A different city every night oh
Let’s discuss, they’ll say “he used to be one of us”
When I’m on the Startup Bus

Yeah I would be like Zuckerberg
Hooking up all the nerds
everyday on TechCrunch
got no laughs, just the munch
I’d probably pull a Melinda and Bill Gates
cure diseases, hear the pleases, change all the kids fates
Pitch the angels for the right to equity and big hits
Then do it again and do it again, must have the exit
It’s been a couple months since my last startup so
Looking to do it again, this time make the big dough
Riding on a bus, with little sleep, lots of caffeine
create the best business that VCs have ever seen
All while using mobile wi-fi on I-10
Having this much fun, ha – it should be a sin


Oh oooh oh oooh When I’m on the Startup Bus
Oh oooh oh oooh When I’m on the Startup Bus