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Steve Case to embark on third Rise of the Rest tour

While touring five Southern cities, Case and his “Rise of the Rest” partners will invest a total of $500,000 in local startups.

On his third "Rise of the Rest" tour, Steve Case will focus on Southern cities like Charleston, Atlanta and New Orleans. (Photo courtesy of the Case Foundation)

AOL cofounder Steve Case will soon pack his bags to embark on his third “Rise of the Rest” bus tour, which this time will focus on the South.
Case will be making stops in Richmond, Va., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Charleston, S.C., Atlanta, Ga., and New Orleans, La. In each city, he will visit local startups, participate in public events and run a pitch competition. Each winner will win $100,000 in investments.
The May 4-8 trip is backed by Case’s investment firm RevolutionGoogle for Entrepreneurs and UP Global.
“The Rise of the Rest bus tour is heading south to some of America’s oldest cities where entrepreneurs are creating some of the newest businesses, innovations, and jobs in Richmond, Raleigh-Durham, Charleston, Atlanta, and New Orleans,” Case said in a press release.
“I look forward to celebrating the promise of these rising communities, making investments in local startups, and shining a light on the importance of entrepreneurship in the American south and across the nation,” he added.
We spoke to Case for the Podcast after he wrapped up his last bus tour, of cities in the Midwest, last fall.
Learn more about Case’s career path, investment philosophy and influence on D.C. tech in this October Q&A video. Check out the “Rise of the Rest” schedule here.

Companies: Revolution / Aol

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