Update: applications for the pitch competition are being accepted until Sept. 21. Apply now!
We’re pleased to announce that the “Rise of the Rest” Road Tour led by AOL founder Steve Case, will make a stop in Minneapolis/St. Paul on Oct. 7.
Building off momentum from his first bus tour in June, Case will be visiting 5 Midwest cities this fall, including Madison, Minneapolis, DesMoines, Kansas City and St. Louis.
The goal of the tour is to “catalyze entrepreneurship in America’s heartland because we believe that a diverse, broad-based startup economy is an economic imperative that must be advanced.”Partnering organizations include Revolution, UP Global, Google for Entrepreneurs, Engine, Startup Grind and Seed Here Studio.
The tour will feature visits with local startups, fireside chats with Steve Case and The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons, happy hours led by Revolution and Google for Entrepreneurs and high-stakes pitch competitions where each city’s winner will earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case. Startups can apply to pitch by visiting our website, www.riseoftherest.com. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 21st.
Although the itinerary is still being finalized, the Twin Cities leg of the tour will include events at CoCo, the Varsity Theater as well as local startups.
Learn more about the road tour, including times and locations for specific events in each city by visiting the website and follow @RiseOfRest on Twitter and Instagram.