Built off the premise that you can startup from nearly anywhere these days, I'm excited to be joining Steve Case, Revolution Ventures, Up Global, Google for Entrepreneurs and a great group of individuals on the Rise of the Rest tour through the south in just a few week. The tour will kick off May 4th in Richmond, Virginia and travel through Raleigh, Charleston, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Obviously, there is amazing alignment in what the Rise of the Rest tour is doing and what we've been doing at Tech Cocktail (or should I say Tech.Co) for nearly a decade – so I'm excited to be a part of this road trip through the south.
On the Rise of the Rest tour we'll be hosting events in every city, including a startup pitch competition which I'll be hosting. There will also be a fireside chat in every city. Each evening will conclude with a happy hour to connect further with the community.
In Raleigh, I'll be interviewing Steve Case in a fireside chat. I got a chance to talk with Steve Case at South by Southwest where he shared his thoughts on the third wave of the Internet and share some details on this upcoming bus tour. More of those details on the Rise of the Rest tour can be found here. Also be sure to follow my updates from the road May 4th – 8th through my Tweets, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr, etc. In the meantime, I'll be practicing my road bingo skills while refreshing myself on the Wheels on the Bus – I'm hoping we can get Steve to jam on the guitar too.