Steve Case will Invest $400000 During Four-City During HIs Bus Tour.
Up Global and Revolution have recently announced that they shall embark on four city, four-day bus tour through the hear of America. Spearheaded by Steve Case, this tour will be highlighting emerging startup communities and bring the attention to a rise of the entrepreneurial rest that is taking place throughout the United States.
“It’s important to remember that America itself was once a startup, and became the greatest economy in the world thanks to the efforts of entrepreneurs who built not just companies, but entire industries in the heart of the country”
“It’s important to remember that America itself was once a startup, and became the greatest economy in the world thanks to the efforts of entrepreneurs who built not just companies, but entire industries in the heart of the country,” said Case. “This journey – covering nearly 1,000 miles – will showcase emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems that will play a critical role in rebuilding the American economy and creating new middle class jobs.”
Steve will be joined by nationally recognized entrepreneurs and civic leaders to celebrate the progress of the startup economy throughout the course during the tour. He will also be personally investing into each cities startup community by hosting a series of pitch competition in which one lucky winner from each city could earn up to $100,000 investment in their company.
“Startup communities and their leaders have emerged in the past years as the most critical element in helping entrepreneurs succeed,” said Marc Nager, CEO of UP Global. “The Rise of the Rest Road Tour gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the vibrancy of the amazing startup communities emerging across the country.”
The Rise of the Rest Road Tour shall be launching in Detroit during June 24th, and the bus will be traveling towards Pittsburgh on June 25th, Cincinnati on June 26th, and conclude in Nashville during June 27th. Furthermore, including Revolution and Up Global, tour sponsors shall also include Googel for Entrepreneurs, Engine, and Seed Here Studio.
Each stop along the route will feature:
- Visits to local startups, accelerators and incubators
- Fireside chats featuring Steve Case and other entrepreneurial luminaries in a candid conversation about the local startup ecosystem
- Local startups pitching a panel of all-star judges, with $100K investment at stake
- Celebration and networking for local entrepreneurs