TICKET TO RIDE (TO SXSW): Forget about garages: the next cool place to start your company is on a bus. We're not kidding: ten Startup Buses are hitting the road in early March, all heading for SXSW. That gives you 72 hours in seriously close quarters with strangers to come up with a winning idea. Tickets are $299--and you've got to prove you're crazy enough to merit a seat. (Maybe offer to bring some microbrew, too. Founder Elias Bizannes is from down under.) G'luck, mate!