In just five short weeks, we hit the road again. The Rise of the Rest bus will roll into five cities to shine a spotlight on startups and the communities that support them.
From May 7–11, the tour will be making stops in Dallas (TX), Memphis (TN), Birmingham (AL), Chattanooga (TN), and Louisville (KY).
We’ve spent the past month reviewing an incredible set of applications — hundreds across all of the cities. And today, we’re thrilled to announce the finalists who will be pitching at each location. The winning startup in each city will receive a $100,000 investment from the Rise of the Rest Seed fund.
Dallas — May 7, 2018
Register for free to watch these Dallas startups pitch for a $100,000 investment.
Counter Find is a turnkey B2B SaaS platform that eliminates counterfeit merchandise online for brands and licensors.
Deep Cognition has an innovative AI software development platform used by an active developer community that will generate value by providing AI applications through a global AI marketplace.
Fetch Package conducts last-mile package delivery for apartment buildings.
Friendly's technology enables businesses to accurately capture and process medical paperwork.
NICKSON designs and installs all furnishing and décor before moving in to your new apartment.
PICKUP Now facilitates last fast mile delivery for big and heavy retail items.
Roomored is a 3D technology platform which partners with Home Builders; transforming their sales, marketing, and design processes.
Rose Gold is SaaS subscription service that helps entrepreneurs launch beauty based businesses without them needing inventory.
Memphis — May 8, 2018
Register for free to watch these Memphis startups pitch for a $100,000 investment.
B-G Innovative Safety Systems prevents drivers from driving with one headlight with the Lighting Bug — an automatic failed light recovery system.
DEV/CON is a cyber security company providing anti-ad fraud software.
HelloHome brings honesty and transparency back to real estate with a flat-fee pricing model and industry-leading technology.
MedHaul eliminates healthcare's most intricate transportation barriers.
Soundways is revolutionizing the recording industry supply chain with innovative software solutions.
SweetBio is revolutionizing the healing of dental and chronic wounds through Manuka honey-incorporated, biodegradable medical devices.
TradeLanes is a digital trade room that automatically generates global trade documents for exporting physical commodities.
Workbay is an interactive workforce development platform that links recruitment, skill building, and career navigation into one comprehensive system.
Birmingham — May 9, 2018
Register for free to watch these Birmingham startups pitch for a $100,000 investment.
Eugene’s Hot Chicken sells the best hot chicken in Birmingham through its restaurant and food truck.
Help Lightning delivers superior mobile communication, collaboration and cognition through merged reality virtual interactive presence for users needing help solving problems.
Mixtroz develops software that drives live event attendees from the digital space to physical space in real time while collecting valuable data.
O3 Solution is a SaaS application bringing agile project management to industrial construction.
Shine E Solar offers community garden launch kits for urban lots along with solar powered, smart systems that will assist in maintaining the installations.
Smart Alto develops a text messaging robot that helps real estate agents respond to leads.
S(w)ervice offers independent auto shop owners an enhanced digital customer experience anchored by an on-demand car maintenance valet service and real-time customer engagement.
Tappas brings unprecedented levels of autonomy to mobile application testing.
Chattanooga — May 10, 2018
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Aegle Gear creates and engineers purposeful apparel that enhances business performance, promotes safety and fuels brand advocacy for our healthcare customers.
Branch prefabricates 3D printed buildings with unprecedented design freedom and resource stewardship.
CPR Wrap is a revolutionary aid that simplifies CPR down to just four steps.
Curie Co is a life science company that engineers biomaterials to replace harmful or banned chemicals found in consumer products and industrial processes.
FreightWaves is a leading provider of data and analytics for the freight market.
InifintyCo provides Commercial Smart Room services; currently serving University Smart Dorms.
SkyNano transforms waste CO2 into carbon nanomaterials using a novel, sustainable, and low-cost advanced manufacturing technology.
WorkHound is the voice of the frontline worker.
Louisville — May 11, 2018
Register for free to watch these Louisville startups pitch for a $100,000 investment.
The FreshFry Pod provides a safe and easy way to replenish and extend your frying oil life.
HAN is a tech-enabled service that allows used, refurbished, and new healthcare products to safely move between buyers and sellers, facilitated by algorithms and analytics.
Inscope Medical optimizes intubation, improving this high-risk procedure’s efficiency, speed, and safety — saving lives and lowering costs to healthcare providers.
MailHaven solves the problem of missed deliveries and stolen packages with a tracking app and smart mailbox for packages.
Neuropak is a wearable training system that will support and accelerate the human body’s natural ability to adapt, learn, and grow.
Schedule It provides scheduling solutions for insurance companies, independent adjusting (IA) firms, and adjusters.
TackHunter is a marketplace that provides a new and fun way to shop for horse tack & supplies.
Toggle Health connects surgeons to their digital case data in the OR using a sterile, wireless controller.