The Rise of the Rest Tour Comes to a Close in Phoenix

October 5, 2016

1:30 pm

The Rise of the Rest tour is presented by Revolution, Google for Entrepreneurs, Salesforce for Startups, Village Capital, Economic Innovation Group, Inc., and Engine, with Tech.Co joining on as a partner.

All good things must come to an end. Whether it’s your favorite movie franchise or an all-too small ice cream sundae, the last hurrah is usually the best. It’s filled with nostalgia, excitement, and hope for next year’s festivities. That’s why the Rise of the Rest tour has made Phoenix, Arizona the final stand for western startups.

Phoenix is the perfect place to end this illustrious tour. Not only is it in the verge of becoming the next big tech hub, it’s also home to a vibrant downtown, a bevy beautiful spa resorts and stunning golf courses, and enough warm and sunny weather to make you forget about the frozen winter months that are on the way.

The Rise of the Rest startup bus tour is aimed at highlighting cities leading the charge in a new era of technological revitalization. Since its inception in 2014, Steve Case has invested more than $2 million in 20 startups across 20 cities in the United States. This year, he’s giving away $100,000 in funding to one startup from each city.

Meet the startups competing in the final stop of the Rise of the Rest tour in Phoenix below and follow #RiseofRest on Twitter to stay up to date, and vote for who you think is going to win!

AVA School Solutions — This startup has created a mobile-friendly health screening management system for schools that is easy to implement, eliminates paperwork and increases accuracy

CBL Worldwide II, Inc. — This company is responsible for a national membership-based sports league business for the amateur basketball marketplace with an experimental B2C marketing platform for national and global brands.

Crowd Mics Inc.— Crowd Mics gives the audience a voice by turning their phones into wireless microphones for live events.

Hopscratch — This startup is helping entrepreneurs legally form their business, secure passwords, launch their website in less than two weeks

MSDx— MSDx is a precision medicine company developing blood testing products for monitoring neuro-degeneration in brain diseases.

NeoLight— This startup builds smart, simple devices that provide newborns with care rather than hospital treatment.

ReplyBuy— This company enables teams, clubs and venues to connect with their fans in real-time via mobile and also allows fans to purchase tickets to games or events instantly with a simple “reply” text message

SMART Brain Aging, Inc.— SMART Brain Aging is a cognitive intervention program for adults in early stages of dementia  available in-person at a doctor’s office or independent/assisted living center.


Photo: Flickr / CEBImagery

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Senior Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Senior Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at [email protected].

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