Revolution’s “Rise of the Rest” with Steve Case is a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. Our view is that this is the beginning of a new era for the entrepreneurship across the U.S. — high-growth companies can now start and scale anywhere, not just in a few coastal cities. The effort has been praised by leading Democrats and Republicans, as well as businesses leaders across the country.
On each bus tour, we visit five cities in five days and Steve Case personally invests a total of $500,000 in local startups. Throughout the day we also visit the fastest growing local startups, hear directly from innovators, spend time learning from local policy and business leaders, and host a big party to celebrate startups with the community.
Steve Case is Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, and one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs, and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.
In his role at Revolution LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm he co-founded in 2005, Steve partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build significant ‘built to last’ new businesses.