2 p.m. – Fireside chat with Steve Case
A conversation with Steve Case, Steve Clemons, and other innovators. Presented by The Atlantic RSVP
3:30 p.m. – Pitch competition
Watch the Twin Cities best startups compete to earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case. RSVP
5 p.m. – Rise MSP
A startup celebration and happy hour. Presented by Google for Entrepreneurs. RSVP
Please sign up for one or all three events. They’re completely free!
About Rise of the Rest
AOL founder Steve Case is on a mission. Nowadays, he’s the head of his own venture firm, Revolution, which invests in a wide range of startups and “speedups.” Earlier this year, he embarked on a campaign to give focus to his efforts. He hopped on a bus and toured several cities in the American heartland, with the goal of showcasing “emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems that will play a critical role in rebuilding the American economy and creating new middle class jobs.”
Now, he’s planning a second tour, and Minneapolis is one of the stops. While here, he will tour local startups and meet with business and government leaders (to tell them that they, too, should be supporting startups). But the main focus of the day will be a pitch competition, in which several local startups will compete for a $100,000 investment.
The pitch competition will be preceded by a fireside chat with Steve and followed by a happy hour, sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs. All events are free and you can come to any or all!
Learn more at Rise of the Rest