What is the "Rise of the Rest?"

Rise of the Rest Spring 2015 Post-tour Video

This is the beginning of a new era for entrepreneurship across the U.S. — high-growth companies can now start and scale anywhere, not just in a few coastal cities.

Revolution's "Rise of the Rest" with Steve Case is a nationwide effort to tell this story and work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. Since 2014, Steve Case, the Revolution team, and partners have visited 14 cities and invested a total of $1.5 million in new businesses.

Fall 2015 Cities

Pitch Your Startup to Steve Case

On the Rise of the Rest road trip we are not just celebrating entrepreneurs — we are investing in them.

In each city we'll host a pitch competition and the winner will earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.


BALTIMORE, MD/ sept 28

Pitch Competition

4:00 PM

Startup Celebration

6:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA, PA/ sept 29

Pitch Competition

4:00 PM

Startup Celebration

6:00 PM

Student Speed Pitch

BUFFALO, NY/ sept 30

Pitch Competition

4:00 PM

Startup Celebration

6:00 PM

MANCHESTER, NH/ oct 01

Pitch Competition

4:00 PM

Startup Celebration

6:00 PM

PORTLAND, ME/ oct 02

Pitch Competition

4:00 PM

Startup Celebration

6:00 PM

Past Tours

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A Look Back: Rise of the Rest After One Year

During the first three Rise of the Rest tours the Revolution team — with support from partners — has logged 3,000 miles and invested in companies in New Orleans, Atlanta, Charleston, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Minneapolis, Madison, Nashville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. Public officials have taken part in the tour including Governor Terry McAuliffe, Governor Nikki Haley, Governor Rick Snyder, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Mark Warner, Mayor Kasim Reed, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, among many others.

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Rise of the Rest Winning Companies

  • 75F
  • Archive Social
  • Artiphon
  • Bidr
  • Frameri
  • Go To Interview
  • PartPic
  • Pear Deck
  • Social Proof
  • Sole Power
  • Solomo
  • Synek
  • Wealth Forge

Ready to Take Your Company to the Next Level?

Deadline: Sept 13 at 11:59pm ET

PRESENTED BY

SPONSORED BY

  • Salesforce
  • Engine
  • Startup Grind
  • Village Capital
  • Tech Cocktail