Amidst the Downtown Project’s announced restructuring and round of layoffs, it felt a bit odd to be participating in Tech Cocktail’s so-deemed Celebrate Conference this month. Centered in the heart of downtown Vegas, the conference showcased the redevelopment work of the past few years, both local and out-of-town startups, and a slate of speakers focused on entrepreneurship and fostering emerging tech hubs.
September 30, 2014
Finalists Announced for Rise of the Rest Pitch Competitions in Five Midwest Cities
Winning startups will earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case; trip to 2015 SXSW® Startup Village
Last June, Steve and several members of the Revolution team hit the road for the inaugural Rise of the Rest Road Tour – a multi-partner effort to shine a spotlight on high-growth entrepreneurship in regions of the country often overlooked by investors and national media. Our goal was to not only talk about entrepreneurship where it’s happening but accelerate it. To achieve that we held “Rise of the Rest” pitch competitions in each of the four cities we visited where the winners earned a $100,000 investment from Steve.
Forty trailblazing women across the Washington area were recognized this week by Bisnow Ventures as "Power Women in DC Tech", including our own Song Pak.
Today, we’re excited to announce a second Rise of the Rest Road Tour to spotlight emerging startup communities in the heart of the United States. Steve Case will lead the 5 city, 5 day tour with stops in Madison on October 6th, Minneapolis on October 7th, Des Moines on October 8th, Kansas City on October 9th and finally St. Louis on October 10th.
Lolly Wolly Doodle, Bigcommerce and Resonate Rank on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List
Today, Inc. magazine published their 33rd annual Inc. 500 | 5000 rankings and we are excited to congratulate the three Revolution Growth portfolio companies that made the 2014 list. The list highlights the fastest-growing privately-held companies in America and helps recognize an important part of the American economy – entrepreneurs.
Recently the venture capital industry has been under review by critics, venture capitalists and the media, each noting how it is changing, why and what we can expect moving forward.