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October 6, 2014 - Re/code - The central idea of Walter Isaacson’s new book, “The Innovators,” is this: Innovation is a team sport. Isaacson doesn’t waste any time making this point. He gets right to it in the first paragraph of the first page: “Most of the innovations of the digital age were done collaboratively.” He notes that there were “a lot of fascinating people,” and goes on to tell the stories of “these pioneers, hackers, investors and entrepreneurs” — but makes it clear early on that “The Innovators” is a “narrative of how they collaborated and why their ability to work as teams made them even more creative.”
October 2, 2014 - The Huffington Post - Think Silicon Valley is the only place to launch a successful tech startup? Maybe you haven't visited some of the growing cities in the so-called flyover states. As a founder born and raised in Indiana, I've kept an eye on what's growing outside of the coasts. Abundant resources and midwestern work ethic have sprouted entrepreneurial communities and startups that are changing the status quo.
October 1, 2014 - Kansas City Business Journal - Known for a congenial ethos with entrepreneurship, the Kansas City startup scene soon will ditch its affable nature and get combative. Ten of the area's startups are vying for a shot at $100,000 thanks to the Rise of the Rest pitch competition tour that's making its way through the Midwest.
September 30, 2014 - Wisconsin State Journal - Nine companies, most of them in Madison, will vie for a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case as part of the Rise of the Rest Road Tour on Monday. The nine chosen to compete at the Majestic Theatre, 115 King St., at 4 p.m.
September 30, 2014 - Silicon Prairie News - With the kickoff for the second Rise of the Rest Road Trip less than a week away, the finalists with a chance at $100,000 have been announced in each of the tour’s five cities. As part of the Rise of the Rest tour with Revolution CEO Steve Case, five pitch competitions will be held across the region—Madison, Wis.; Minneapolis; Des Moines; Kansas City and St. Louis—to help “celebrate and accelerate” the progress being made in the heartland’s entrepreneurial communities.
September 30, 2014 - St. Louis Business Journal - The 10 St. Louis startups that will get a chance to pitch their business plan to AOL co-founder Steve Case have been identified by Revolution, UP Global and Google for Entrepreneurs. Those entities are sponsoring the Rise of the Rest Road Tour, a bus series that’s highlighting startup companies across the country.
September 30, 2014 - Nashville Business Journal - Data marketing startup Checkd.In may have taken home the grand prize from AOL co-founder Steve Case during his Rise of the Rest stop in Nashville this summer, but it's not the only company the tech luminary wanted to be a part of.
September 30, 2014 - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - Minnesota Cup winner 75F and a company that makes crop-fertilizing robots are among 10 startups that will pitch their business concepts to AOL co-founder Steve Case next week. Case will be in Minneapolis Oct. 7 as part of his “Rise of the Rest Road Tour,” which highlights entrepreneurial communities outside Silicon Valley.
September 30, 2014 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Nine companies have been chosen to vie for a $100,000 equity investment from Steve Case and participate in an event the AOL co-founder says he hopes will bring more attention and capital to growing entrepreneurial communities in the Midwest. Case will launch a five-city, 1,800-mile bus tour, called Rise of the Rest Road Trip, in Madison on Monday.
September 30, 2014 - The Des Moines Register - Nine companies have been chosen to pitch one of the country's most well known technology founders for a chance at a $100,000 investment. The startups will headline a Des Moines stop of AOL founder Steve Case's "Rise of the Rest" tour next month.
September 30, 2014 - CNBC Squawk Box - Steve Case, Revolution chairman and CEO, discusses his pursuit to promote entrepreneurs and startups.
September 30, 2014 - Twin Cities Business - Ten local startups have been selected to compete for a $100,000 investment from AOL’s co-founder as part of a five-city entrepreneurship road tour. On Oct. 7, AOL’s Steve Case will select one Minneapolis-area winner for an investment and invite the company to vie for additional funding at the 2015 SXSW Startup Village in Austin, Texas.