The Rise of the Rest Tour Takes a Mile-High Trip to Denver

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.

A little competition is good for everyone. It gets the blood pumping, your heart racing, and brings out the best in serious competitors. When it comes to startups, the entire market is filled with intense competition for the top spot in their respective industries. With the Rise of the Rest tour, Steve Case and Revolution are hoping to inspire startups in the west to do what it takes to win.

On October 4th, the competition will be headed to Denver in hopes of finding the best startup in the Mile-High City. Not only will startups have the chance to go home with $100,000 in funding, they’ll also be able to enjoy the beautiful mountains, the welcoming culture, and the most exciting lower downtown (LoDo) area in the country.

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 is giving away $100,000 in funding to one startup from each city.

So who are the startups competing in the second round of the Rise of the Rest tour in Denver, Colorado? Check them out below, follow #RiseofRest on Twitter to stay up to date, and vote for who you think is going to win!

Airstream Health — This startup is an on-call healthcare advocate and concierge.

Bitsbox — Bitsbox provides a monthly subscription box for kids ages 6-12 that teaches them to code.

Couragion — This company develops an application that exposes students to STEM careers using videos, games, and self-reflection quizzes.

DZee Solutions — DZee Solutions is helping consumers plan, understand and manage healthcare expenses.

Flytedesk — This startup is assisting brands in reaching millennials on college campuses.

FairWords – FairWords is helping leaders assure their company’s stakeholders of openness and fairness inside the enterprise.

Helper Helper – This company is focused on coordinating and tracking student volunteer hours.

LoveTheWild – LoveTheWild is an easy frozen kit of sustainable fish and bold sauce in the grocery store.

Photo: Flickr / Al Case

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