Revolution, Steve Case, and J.D. Vance Announce the Sixth Rise of the Rest Bus Tour

Case Commits to Investing $500,000 in Startups Across Five “Rising” Regions: Central Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Lancaster, York), Ann Arbor, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Green Bay


Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2017 – Revolution CEO, investor, and co-founder of AOL, Steve Case, today announced a commitment to invest an additional $500,000 in startups across five regions as part of the sixth Rise of the Rest bus tour. The next tour will begin in Central Pennsylvania where Case will travel to Harrisburg, Lancaster and York on October 10th, followed by Ann Arbor (MI) on October 11th, Indianapolis (IN) on October 12th, and Columbus (OH) on October 13th. The tour will make a final stop in Green Bay (WI) the following Tuesday, October 17th.


The Rise of the Rest is a nationwide effort powered by Revolution to showcase founders in emerging startup ecosystems across the U.S. Since the tour launched in 2014, Steve Case has traveled more than 6,000 miles on a bus to visit 26 diverse cities and personally invested more than $4 million in local startups. Previous tours included visits to: Baltimore, Buffalo, Detroit, Charleston, Des Moines, Nashville, and Omaha (see the list of past cities here).


“Rise of the Rest celebrates and funds emerging startup ecosystems across the U.S.,” said Steve Case. “We are thrilled to hit the road once again to find the companies driving innovation and creating jobs across the country.”


During the upcoming tour, the Revolution team and partners will:

  • Bring together local entrepreneurs, businesses, non-profits, universities, and public officials to discuss the opportunities and challenges of fostering startup growth;
  • Hold a pitch competition where a local startup will receive $100,000 investment; and
  • Host a fireside chat for the broader community to discuss the opportunities for regional entrepreneurship today.


Partners joining Revolution on the tour include: Google for Entrepreneurs, Salesforce for Startups, Village Capital, Startup Grind,, The Economic Innovation Group, Engine, Startup Champion’s Network, and Verge.


More information on the Rise of the Rest bus tour, including times and locations for specific events in each city, is available at: and by following @RiseOfRest and #RiseOfRest on Twitter and Instagram.


About Revolution

A Washington, DC-based investment firm founded by Steve Case in 2005, Revolution’s mission is to build disruptive, innovative companies that offer consumers more choice, convenience, and control in their lives. Revolution seeks to create significant value for companies that are attacking large, traditional industries with innovative new products and services. The Revolution team brings proven expertise in scaling up companies and helping to expand niche ideas into mass appeal. For more information, please visit: or follow us on Twitter @revolution.


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