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"Winning the Rise of the Rest was the "big bang moment" for Rapport. It lent credibility to our business model and narrative, increased our visibility to customers and the media, and brought other investors out of the woodwork. Since then, we’ve continued to benefit from our connection with Steve Case and the Revolution team and their expertise, network, and support. It's been a critical advantage for a company based outside of a conventional startup hotbed that's committed to keeping its roots in Portland, Maine." - Justin Jaffe, Rapport Co-Founder
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About Rise of the Rest
Rise of the Rest is a platform run by Washington, D.C. - based venture capital firm, Revolution. It embodies Revolution’s investment philosophy that startup ecosystems in all American cities have never been more robust, more vibrant and more focused on building the innovative companies of tomorrow. Two and a half years ago, we first hit the road to visit some of these cities, meeting with mayors, governors, corporate leaders, ecosystem builders and most importantly, the entrepreneurs who are turning their dreams into reality. Through this biannual event, our bus has logged more than 4,000 miles and visited 19 cities. In each city, Steve Case hosts a pitch competition, investing $100,000 to a local entrepreneur.
But Rise of the Rest is more than just a bus tour, it’s a commitment to the communities that incubate and accelerate an entrepreneur’s vision. Revolution partners and professionals are invested in our Rise of the Rest cities, visiting previous competition winners, speaking at local incubators and providing strategic guidance to organizations that support entrepreneurs.